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Old 06-12-2005, 11:34 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Stoptechs Installed

Well I got my stoptechs down from my apartment so i got right on installing them on the legacy

these were off of a wrx, so its good news that these will work on our cars also

this is one of the easiest installs to do, its 3 bolts. the two 17mm caliper bracket bolts and the 12mm bolt holding the brake line to the suspension. I still have to bleed the system so i dont have any performance reviews yet, i will again when i do.

as you can see, there is a little difference in size from stock


here is a pic of the assembly on the car, note that this is the wrong caliper, the bleed valves should be on the top of the caliper, i switched it later once i double checked and yes the rotors are on the correct sides.


and here is a pic with them installed, they look sweet and work great(or will).


to run these you will need wheels that will clear brembos, i have 17x8 46mm offset.

I am excited to check the difference

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Old 06-12-2005, 11:57 PM   #2
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wow they look great dude.

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Old 06-13-2005, 12:30 AM   #3
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good stuff Ben, keep it coming
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:54 AM   #4
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thanks guys I will report on performance differences tomorrow. i dont really have baselines so it will be all feel really, but i still look forward to seeing what it is like.

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Old 06-13-2005, 01:03 AM   #5
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Wish my rotas would clear them d'oh.

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Old 06-13-2005, 01:21 AM   #6
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Wish my rotas would clear them d'oh.

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yea i looked at the formels originally cause they are sweet looking, but had to look to different wheels when i saw they didnt fit with brembos. I was fortunate enough to already have the brakes so i knew exactly what i could or couldnt use when selecting wheels. I was considering the Rota Grids or Boosts, but then these weapons finally came in stock so i had to snag them.
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:10 AM   #7
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I've decided that if I follow in Ben's footsteps when it comes to Legacy performance, I'll be doing pretty well for myself. All of us thank you!
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:49 AM   #8
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really nice Ben!
any chance you had some other "upgraded from stock" setup on there before that are just taking up space now?
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:35 AM   #9
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YOU STOLE MY WHEEL!

They look nice behind the Gunmetal Weapons though. Puts me at ease, as I was worried about how my black 4-pots would look behind them.

Nice upgrade though...will help to handle the power you're about to start into.
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:07 AM   #10
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very nice to know they fit! After I sort my Baja's suspension I will be looking to upgrade the brakes.
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:16 AM   #11
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Looks great, I like the wheels too.

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Old 06-13-2005, 12:43 PM   #12
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iamrazor-sorry nothing but stock brakes lying around, although the calipers are yellow

perdue-yea and fortunately i got the last set EVAR!!!111 they are mine!!! jk, i had to wait forever for them to come in though and i just happen to get lucky and call and see if they were in and the guy said he had 4 in stock. i think they got more in now though.

thanks for the kind words, once i can get someone to help me i am going to bleed the brakes.

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Old 06-13-2005, 03:14 PM   #13
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well, I took it out for a little test run to make sure i bled them well. No leaks and it stops very nice No strange noises just smooth stops. i really only brought it down from 50 on the test around my house, i'll try some higher speed stops later and report back. Definitely a great improvement

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Old 06-13-2005, 04:00 PM   #14
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Ben,
How wide are your tires?
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Old 06-13-2005, 04:38 PM   #15
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Ben,
How wide are your tires?
235's

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Old 06-13-2005, 05:41 PM   #16
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Continuing to outdo yourself with that Leg Ben.
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:49 PM   #17
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perdue-yea and fortunately i got the last set EVAR!!!111 they are mine!!! jk, i had to wait forever for them to come in though and i just happen to get lucky and call and see if they were in and the guy said he had 4 in stock. i think they got more in now though.

Ben
I hear that. I'm pretty sure I got mine out of the same batch that you got yours out of. I picked'em up as soon as they came back in stock though...took like 3 months of waiting, but I'm extremely happy with these wheels. Not nearly as heavy as the POS Motegis I used to have, and a lot more sturdy. I'm only running a 205-45 right now and the potholes here haven't given me any bends so far. I'm gonna go with 215-40 or 215-45 P-zero Nero M+S's in november though...that way I don't have to buy a second set of wheels so I can run the 4-pots year round. Awesome looking brakes and wheels, Ben!!
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Old 06-13-2005, 11:43 PM   #18
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perdue what width rim are you running? i thought the skinniest wheel was 7.5, 205 is pretty skinny for for a 7.5" wheel even a 215 is right, why are you going so small?

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Old 06-13-2005, 11:46 PM   #19
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nevermind looks like they are 7" wide for your car

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Old 06-14-2005, 06:15 AM   #20
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I just realized yours are 8" wide...I wish I could fit that on my BD...
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:36 AM   #21
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Ben, Would I run into any trouble putting a 17x8 wheel on my car? How wide could I go on tires?
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:57 AM   #22
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17x8" on a BE/BH is not a problem, assuming your offset is in check.
The higher the offset, the wider in tire you can go. 245's would be nice on 17x8.
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:29 AM   #23
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17x8" on a BE/BH is not a problem, assuming your offset is in check.
The higher the offset, the wider in tire you can go. 245's would be nice on 17x8.
For racing I'm using Rota Slipstreams 17X8.5 48 Offset with 245-40-17 Yoko A032R (Soft) compounds. They fit fine, but that's about the limit of width without rolling the fenders, and the car is lowered.



If you have the previous generation Legacy, the max tire size you can go is 225 on the 17X8 @ 48 offset, there maybe fender rolling required.

Hope this helps.
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17x8" on a BE/BH is not a problem, assuming your offset is in check.
The higher the offset, the wider in tire you can go. 245's would be nice on 17x8.
For racing I'm using Rota Slipstreams 17X8.5 48 Offset with 245-40-17 Yoko A032R (Soft) compounds. They fit fine, but that's about the limit of width without rolling the fenders, and the car is lowered.

Just a little quicky note: If you're going to use 245 size tires on the 17X8.5 @ 48, the gap between the sidewall and the trailing arm is about 3 - 4 mm. Which means, going with a larger offset ( 52 or 53 ) will make it rub for sure. This setup is perfect for the tire width and the offset. Lots of stiction and it fills the wheel wells wonderfully.



If you have the previous generation Legacy, the max tire size you can go is 225 on the 17X8 @ 48 offset, there maybe fender rolling required.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-14-2005, 07:18 PM   #25
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Looks nice, are those the 328's or 332's?
I've got Stoptech 328's sitting that I need to put on, my Wilwoods are bugging me. Note that there *are* wheels that will clear the 328's that will not clear Brembos, like my Actions.

Also, on the tire width issue, I had to roll and flare my rear fenders considerably to clear 225/45/17's on a 7.5 inch ET48 rim, but those tires are closer tot a true 235 anyways. I've got 17x8 Torques sititng in the garage, that should really push the limit on the BD/BG cars. I'm also pretty low, though, so that's going to be part of it.
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