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Old 08-28-2008, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Brembo calipers with WRX rotors?

I would love to get Brembo calipers, but prefer to stay with WRX rotors since Brembo rotor is about 10 lbs heavier. Is it possible to use Brembo calipers with WRX rotors? Obviously rotor is significantly smaller, but I wonder if it can be made fit with a minor tweaking or fabrication.

I know it is a crazy idea, but thought I would try.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:57 PM   #2
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no, bad idea. the main reasion to do this is for the added mass of the rotor to cool more. get a set of two pc rotors and thre is your weight difference.

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Old 08-29-2008, 07:28 AM   #3
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no. the brembos are one (well, two halves) cast pieces that attach directly to the spindle, and the spacing is made to work with the brembo rotor. So there's no way to use a smaller rotor with that caliper.

If you want save weight go two piece. A little pricey though.
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Old 08-30-2008, 03:07 AM   #4
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yes, other than the outward location being off, the brembo calipers were made to use thicker rotors. If you want brembo looks, just spring for the full brembo brake setup.

If you want to keep the weight down, stick with the wrx rotor, and all the smaller wheel sizes that entails, then get oem 4pots. bolt on, and you don't need any other rotors. Plus oem 4pots are lighter than the brembo calipers. Even lighter than your oem sliding piston calipers.

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