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Old 05-06-2014, 12:10 PM   #32276
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how easy is the sti bbk to install on a WRX? whats needed?
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:12 PM   #32277
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I think a highlighter or day glow yellow goes well with the WRB. Also, isn't crazy there isn't an affordable bolt-on BBK for these years? I'm probably going the 04-07 Subaru route which mostly come red, but I'm thinking of going with metallic sky blue powder coated on a black car..
It's why I always try to shoot my car from an angle..
Yeah I'm hoping for highlighter yellow, just realized I'm ripping off the color combo from the wrx concept. But we will see if I can find the right package deal. Wilwood are not priced too bad for a good reputation.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:16 PM   #32278
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ughh i want one! do you just plug it into the hose??
Yeah man I got the foam blaster 6 and it works great. Comes with a quick release nosel so you can go straight from foam pop off the canister and use the nosel to spray off or wash or whatever. It has 5 setting from a little foam to a lot of foam I found I liked setting 4. I posted a video on my Instagram pretty sure I follow you Rose. Cmiller219
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:23 PM   #32279
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my GR & my GD


thanks cmiller gonna check it out
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:34 PM   #32280
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I don't think I'd personally do a light color on brake calipers, especially if you have a mesh style wheel. Yellow calipers are gonna get gross quickly.

My black Brembos were tough to keep looking clean even with stock pads.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:37 PM   #32281
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how easy is the sti bbk to install on a WRX? whats needed?
You will need dogbone adapters for the rear, dual drilled rotors, and you will need to trim the dust cover to get them to fit. I believe this is all that needs done if I recall correctly.

KNS Brakes has a good write up on the conversion.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:38 PM   #32282
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thank you!
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:38 PM   #32283
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Yeah man I got the foam blaster 6 and it works great. Comes with a quick release nosel so you can go straight from foam pop off the canister and use the nosel to spray off or wash or whatever. It has 5 setting from a little foam to a lot of foam I found I liked setting 4. I posted a video on my Instagram pretty sure I follow you Rose. Cmiller219
Do you have a link? I've debated upgrading my foam cannon...
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:43 PM   #32284
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Do you have a link? I've debated upgrading my foam cannon...
This is the one that I have and it has multiple settings and a quick connect to the hose nozzle. Works well for me.

Gilmour Foamaster II Quart
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:46 PM   #32285
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I'm using this one Chemical Guys Cannon

It's ok, but that nozzle has gotten thrashed.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:47 PM   #32286
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how easy is the sti bbk to install on a WRX? whats needed?
Everything Improbus said and KNS is an amazing source of info/parts for the conversion. You might need to grind the knuckle on the stock caliper mounting points to get the dogbone to fit perfectly. Also, since I don't think you ever have stock wheels on your car you won't need to worry about spacers/extended studs, but idk clearances on your new mystery wheels haha!

IMHO, if I didn't go to the track I would just get the WRX 4pot front 2 pot rear setup... Less fab work and will stop very well for DD and aggressive street driving.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:47 PM   #32287
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This is the one that I have and it has multiple settings and a quick connect to the hose nozzle. Works well for me.

Gilmour Foamaster II Quart
I'm going to check that one out.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:49 PM   #32288
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Everything Improbus said and KNS is an amazing source of info/parts for the conversion. You might need to grind the knuckle on the stock caliper mounting points to get the dogbone to fit perfectly. Also, since I don't think you ever have stock wheels on your car you won't need to worry about spacers/extended studs, but idk clearances on your new mystery wheels haha!

IMHO, if I didn't go to the track I would just get the WRX 4pot front 2 pot rear setup... Less fab work and will stop very well for DD and aggressive street driving.
Less fab work?

If you buy 08+ STi Calipers they literally bolt on and bleed and go. There is no fab or extra brackets. The fronts of any year will bolt on with no problem. Just DBA STI rotors, which are dual drilled for 5x100 and 5x114. So you're good to go. DBA makes a rotor specifically for the swap as well.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:57 PM   #32289
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Less fab work?

If you buy 08+ STi Calipers they literally bolt on and bleed and go. There is no fab or extra brackets. The fronts of any year will bolt on with no problem. Just DBA STI rotors, which are dual drilled for 5x100 and 5x114. So you're good to go. DBA makes a rotor specifically for the swap as well.
If you get rears prior to 08+ you have to cut the dust shields to fit the larger rotors/bracket. Additionally, the knuckle on my left rear had to be grinded a tiny bit to fit the dogbone. I said nothing about compatability with rotors. Having done install 3 times now with coworkers cars if you are buying used pre 08+ rears you will def need to trim down the dustguard, nothing needs to be done on the front.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:09 PM   #32290
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If you get rears prior to 08+ you have to cut the dust shields to fit the larger rotors/bracket. Additionally, the knuckle on my left rear had to be grinded a tiny bit to fit the dogbone. I said nothing about compatability with rotors. Having done install 3 times now with coworkers cars if you are buying used pre 08+ rears you will def need to trim down the dustguard, nothing needs to be done on the front.
By the time you buy brackets and the Pre08 calipers you're right at the price of the 08+ calipers.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:09 PM   #32291
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For ONLY pre 08+ STI rear calipers (gold ones) the dogbone will run into the dust guard. I have never installed the 08+ rears, but it would make sense they bolt directly on no issues.

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Old 05-06-2014, 01:13 PM   #32292
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By the time you buy brackets and the Pre08 calipers you're right at the price of the 08+ calipers.
Ya I have no doubt on that if you get them new, I believe they are $1600 or something which is pretty outrageous. I was unable to find any used 08+ sets, but there was a couple gold sets locally here in socal that were priced well under that with a few chips on the paint.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:18 PM   #32293
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Do you have a link? I've debated upgrading my foam cannon...
Here is a video. You can get from chemical guys but I got mine from amazon due to shipping costs from chemical guys to Hawaii


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Old 05-06-2014, 02:06 PM   #32294
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Wheels and Eyes, ready for summer

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Old 05-06-2014, 03:38 PM   #32295
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I'm going to check that one out.
Definitely do man! I have this piece and it works very well. Suds are thick and sticky and are noticeable between the settings. It's a solid piece, easy to use and easy to clean!
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:42 PM   #32296
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IDK if i'm putting on my kit this year, I also might stay with the same wheels

sti by Migs86, on Flickr
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:48 PM   #32297
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Which wheels are these? Any more pics?
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:56 PM   #32298
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Which wheels are these? Any more pics?
Rota Gravels in White, 18x8.5 e44 currently wrapped in the stock Dunlop SP600's. Plan on putting the STI vinyl overlay on the centercaps when I get some replacements (couple broke in shipping...).

Here's a couple more pics, haven't taken any proper ones from other angles yet...





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Old 05-06-2014, 06:06 PM   #32299
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Well .... Lol so much for wilwood
Not two min ago someone offered me their complete front stoptech st40 kit with less than 10k... 2 piece vented rotors lines and 3 sets of pads one being stoptech and the other being carbonetics for a great deal... lol

So now to figure out rears if anything. And find a powder coater locally.
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:23 PM   #32300
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Did you paint the back of the brake pad? I'm fine with the wrx braking performance for my uses (DD) but do wish we had the option to paint them like Brembos without them looking like poop. I don't think it's what I'm looking for but I'm curious about what you did. Lol
Yea I did paint the back of the brake pad LOL But after I change the brakes, i wont be painting every set of pads I put on after that haha
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WOW! That's pretty interesting..
not sure if compliment or not LOL
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There is a guy selling 08+ brembo to wrx kit on here that are powder coated a lambo orange. He don't PayPal that's why I'm not buying but FYI
In waiting on a price quote for a wilwood kit front and back powder coated yellow.

They said I can do blue as well but I think it would just get washed out and orange for me .... Well near Gainsville and not being a gator fanatic I don't want ppl thinking I themed my car around the fl gator colors as many do here.

So blue or yellow??
Near Gainsville and our not a Gators fan?! LOL as long as your not a seminole fan its all good! But personally I think blue would look pretty clean!
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