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Old 06-05-2001, 11:16 AM   #8
Patrick Olsen
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1997 Legacy 2.5GT
1996 Impreza coupe


I know of a few other people driving RSs who have seen severe rear pad wear at open track events. My 2.5GT used up about half a set of brand new rear OEM pads in 3 days at Watkins Glen, so they are doing some work back there. Plus, it wouldn't be hard at all to plumb a brake proportioning valve into the system so you could optimize those bigger rear brakes.

Actually, now that I think about it, doesn't Subaru use a criss-cross brake line setup? In other words, rather than having a front brake circuit and a rear brake circuit, it's set up so the front left and rear right are on one circuit, and the front right and rear left are on the other circuit. I vaguely recall reading that somewhere. Soooo, that might make the proportioning valve idea a bit more difficult. Does anyone know if I'm right?

Pat Olsen
'97 Legacy 2.5GT sedan
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