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Old 06-28-2000, 08:26 PM   #1
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Post next mod..big brakes

Ive decided that its better to carry speed longer and to be able to stop faster than it is to make some more horsepower right now... So will any impreza big brake kit fit my legacy? (as long as I have the right wheels). And what about then taking my fronts and swapping to rears? Will it work if i build a braket for the caliper?
Oh by the way. I have a 95 legacy wagon with 4wheel disk..
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Old 06-29-2000, 12:39 AM   #2
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Impreza Big brake kits will fit the Legacy, but you might not get big calipers under your wheels - I was going to fit 335*32 with Wilwood 4 pots but they wouldn't fit under my (original) 7*17 wheels because the spokes were too thick. I now have 315*28 grooved discs with alloy bells on the front with the original 2 piston sliding calipers spaced out and EBC green pads.

You can't fit the front discs to the rear as the discs contain the rear drum handbrake within the bell. I upgraded to 312*20 grooved discs on the rear, with alloy bells that have the drum machined into them (with steel inserts). Standard calipers spaced out again

This setup is brilliant, great stopping power and no fade so far

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Old 06-29-2000, 07:07 AM   #3
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I used the STI front kit from SPD. Works fantastic but you can't run the stock Legacy wheels, I'm using 17x7 Speedlines(summer) and the 98 Impreza wheels(winter). Unless your racerX I don't see the need for the rears.
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Old 06-29-2000, 08:41 AM   #4
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hmmm....
i want some sti 4 pots... wonder if they are gonna work w/my wheels??

maybe time to upgrade!! hehehehe!!!

will the OZ's work? what about the MIM's that Scoobysport sells??? - in a 17 of course...

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Old 06-29-2000, 11:58 AM   #5
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Sorry Jamie, The 4 pots don't fit the stock Legacy wheels. Need to buy the Impreza wheels and I would first check the fit of other aftermarket wheels BEFORE the new wheels are mounted.
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Old 06-29-2000, 06:17 PM   #6
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PaulN- when you get the brke side of your site up. Email me at subaru@goplay.com
I would be interested in who what and where on those rear brakes...
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Old 06-30-2000, 01:16 AM   #7
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Slide

There are so pictures on my site under
Car => Legacy => Modifications => Brakes

Not too much detail though - let me know what else you want to know
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Old 06-30-2000, 06:59 AM   #8
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thanks James...

i knew i'd need new wheels... it's all in the works.. and... er... i need to decide what the hell i am doin w/my car!! LOL!!



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Old 07-03-2000, 06:47 PM   #9
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Question:

I know EBC makes Green pads for our fronts. But what should we use for the rears? Who makes good pads for our rears?

I know our fronts do the majority of the work, but I wouldn't want to throw out the balance between the brakes?

BTW, if you have rotors cadnium plated, doesn't it ever wear off from where the pads contact the rotor? Or is the plating bonded throughout the rotor??????

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Old 07-03-2000, 09:19 PM   #10
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i just bought front/rear pads from Paul Eklund... they seem v/nice for the price...

check them out...
www.get-primitive.com
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Old 07-04-2000, 06:32 AM   #11
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Check with http://www.rallispec.com, they carry several brake applications ! No point in going fast if you can't stop !
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Does the RSK or the GT-B share the same brakes or a different 4 pot style?
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