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Old 06-11-2001, 04:13 PM   #1
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Post Did 95-99 Legacy GTs have a single-stage brake booster?

I want my Rex to feel like my GT's brakes. It feels really good right now, but isn't quite up to Old '98 in terms of pedal feel.

I know that the GTs had two-piston front calipers, just like Rex. I put stainless lines, KVR rotors and CF pads on that car.

Hence, the question. Did our cars have a single-stage booster, or did I just have a particularly good-feeling example?

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Old 06-11-2001, 04:59 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, our GT's don't have the single stage booster
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Old 06-11-2001, 07:57 PM   #3
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That's good news, GTB. That means the same sorts of mods will work the same improvements on pedal feel.

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Old 06-12-2001, 09:43 AM   #4
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gtguy - Yup, that's right... get a set of stainless lines, use some good brake fluid, upgrade to x-drilled stock size rotors and run those KVR CF pads, and your brakes will be equally as good as the ones on the GT or even better on your WRX.

BTW, did you notice that the clutch pedel on the WRX doesn't have much feedback? Feels too soft!
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Old 06-12-2001, 10:34 AM   #5
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And don't forget the Cross Drilled Brake Lines from www.kalecoauto.com, only $150 for a set of 4:

"Want improved braking? Why just cross drill those rotors? Introducing KaleCo cross drilled brake lines! Improved airflow through lines provides superior brake cooling. Brake fluid is exposed to cool moving air, almost instantly reducing heat, and providing shorter stopping distances! All lines are made of quality latex. Brake lines come in: Black, Yellow, Red, or Blue. Please specify color when ordering!! Warning!! You must replace ALL brake lines at once as to prevent mismatched pressure feedbacks! You may mix colors."

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Old 06-12-2001, 10:43 AM   #6
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Hahahaha!!! LMAO!!! That's good stuff, Ottawa!

Pat Olsen
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Stopping just fine with plain rotors, thanks.
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Old 06-12-2001, 11:42 AM   #7
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I won't upgrade the rotors, but the lines, fluid and pads, definitely. Should be great. The rotors are plenty big, and plenty fine.

My clutch pedal is pretty smooth, but it is a very "soft" takeup. I have the feel for it pretty well, though.

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