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Old 02-18-2002, 08:23 PM   #1
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Location: Daly City, CA USA
2000 Impreza 2.5RS
Blue Ridge Pearl

Default RS -> WRX front brakes, SS lines, Valvoline Dot 3 & 4 fluid

This was a few mods I did to my RS a few weeks ago. Now that I've had time to feel them out, it's time to write a review.

WRX fronts - (Cost $170 for junkyard parts) This is a pretty easy mod, strictly bolt on and installed in about an hour. Parts are fairly easy to get; WRX front brake discs and caliper brackets. More details on install at scoobymods.com

I had this mod on about a week before I put in lines. First time out, I noticed that the brakes were a lot stronger. They had a very strong bite to them and locking wheels was maybe a little too fast on RE92s.

Although more front brake bias isn't greatest for handling, there are also some rear brake upgrades that are possible with Legacy brakes that should even out performance. All in all, though, the added performance makes it a worthwhile upgrade.

SS lines & Valvoline Dot 3/4 Fluid - ($100 lines, $6 big bottle of fluid) You can find SS brake lines from vendors here on the board. The fluid I got from Kragen Auto. The install isn't as easy as the first mod and it's messy because you have to bleed the brakes.

Combined both of these mods give a very good pedal feel and the performance is worlds away from stock. It's very easy to get a lot of brake power out of a little pedal travel. I've (unfortunately) had to stop quickly on a few occasions already and I was impressed how easily the car stopped.

For a combined cost of less than $300 this is a great upgrade.

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