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Old 11-09-2005, 02:33 PM   #1
subenick
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Default Q: Will WRX or RS brakes fit on a v7 sti front hub.

The car is a 99 rs with a sti v7 drivetrain. I have some 225 wide winter tires on but im afraid the car is going to float around too much in the snow (it was bad enough with 205 tires when it was just an rs!)
I want to take the brembo brakes off for the winter (front only) I have my old RS calipers and was thinking of putting wrx rotors and brackets and using them for the winter so I can put some skinnier tires on my oem 16” RS wheels.

Will the rs calipers bolt straight on to the sti front hub?
I should have checked this during the swap but I wasn’t considering it at the time.
I want to avoid having to change the hub. I can live with changing my front callipers twice a year but doing the hub is more work and involves having the alignment done each time.

Thanks for any info in advance
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Old 11-09-2005, 07:40 PM   #2
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Do you have rear Brembos? If so, replacing the fronts with RS brakes while leaving the Brembos on the rear is probably a bad idea... especially for winter driving. You'll have much more braking force in the rear, and the car will have unpredictable oversteer while braking on snowy or icy roads.
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Old 11-09-2005, 08:24 PM   #3
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im keeping the rear brembos. The wrx front brakes still have more frictional surface then the rear brembos and will lock up prior to the back on slipery surfaces.
that and there is still the abs.
regardless of how powerfull the rear brakes are, the braking power is still biased towards the front
i just found out that another member here drove around for a bit with wrx in front and brembo in the back and was even taking his car to the strip with it and he said it never locked up.
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