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    Brake Upgrade - All Generations (FHI, Brembo, Nissan) INFO!!

    I'm wondering what a good upgrade would be for the Legacy chassis.

    Questions:
    1. are they a direct bolt on?
    2. are there any mods/other parts then just calipers/rotors to be done (brake line, hub, anything else)
    3. what is the going rate for a set of used calipers? (new rotors are cheap enough, but would like OEM calipers)
    4. will I need bigger then 16" wheels (I still have the stock Snowflakes)
    5. do I need to do front and rear at the same time, or can I just start with the front's?
    6. what years will interchange and not interchange?

    I know tons about Nissan brakes and what can and cant be done, but I'm not so up on Subaru's at this time, I'm working on it though... Any feed back would be great!

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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    All price estimates are in Canadian...
    All info is being doubled check so please double check my info before you make a big purchase/mistake

    Unless specified this information is generic and applies to almost every subaru impreza/legacy/forester.

    General:
    a) (BBK) Big brake kit's on a 165bhp car is overkill but not dangerous ...
    b) It is always recommend to go with stainless steel brake lines.. but you can re-use your stock brake lines for most conversions.
    c) Running performance brake fluid is an upgrade on its own :-D
    d) Running performance pads makes your setup feel like night/day. EBC/Hawk/Etc.. the more advanced the pad the louder/squeakier it gets..
    e) You can just do the front upgrade but your brake bias will be off if you go with a over-sized front caliper.
    f) You can keep your stock brake booster in almost every swap.

    If you have 1-POT front Brakes and/or rear drums

    1) Base models have 1-piston fronts / drums in the rear
    -Brighton / Brighton SE /, OBS, (I am sure the OBS has drums but not sure about the 1-pots)

    Brake lines:
    ---> You can use the standard subaru style stainless steel brake lines.
    ---> Regardless of f= 1 pot / r= drums or f=1 pot / r= 1 pot they still use the same lines

    Front caliper upgrade:
    ---> 2 pot caliper + bracket + rotor from the majority of 2-pot subarus (LGT / Outback / SUS / WRX)
    ---> Same upgrades described in the 4-pot explanations below.

    Rear disc conversion:
    ---> You will need the rear hubs/spindle from any disc equipped subaru as well as caliper/rotor/bracket/ebrake shoes/springs
    ---> New ebrake cables from a disc equipped subaru

    If you have 2-POT front brakes

    2) The majority of Subaru's use 2-piston fronts and 1-piston rears:
    -LSi, GT, L SE's, Legacy Outback, 02-05 WRX, 2.5RS etc..
    ---> If you have front 2 pots and rear 1 pots then all the info below is for you.

    OEM brake upgrades.

    ---[] Fronts []-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Calipers
    JDM GC STi (FHI) 4-pistons / 06-07 WRX are direct bolt on.
    --> you need at least 16x7" +48/+53 offset rim to clear the brakes..
    --> +53 offset 98-01' 2.5RS 5/6-spokes are cheap and fit the bill (thanks mike)
    --> 06' WRX pads/rotors are needed
    --> OR If you want to keep your GT/WRX rims 16x6.5 + 5mm Spacer = 16x7 :smt009


    JDM GC STi v.3-6 (FHI)
    -
    -

    --> These calipers came in black and red. and have embossed letters.
    --> Not sure exactly how to narrow the model down..
    Cost) Average cost of a JDM FHI f/r kit will go from Fronts $350-700 Rears: $250-600 for just the calipers..
    If your lucky you can score the rear hubs..

    06-07 WRX
    -
    -
    --> These calipers came in red. and have a sticker for the letters.
    --> You can use 3mm spacers to fit the GD 03-06 16x6.5 5-spoke OBS
    Cost) 06-07' WRX setup will cost more since they are much newer.

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    USDM 04+ GD STi Brembo's & JDM 01+ GD STi (internet calls these v7.v8.v9.v10)
    USDM 04' STi / JDM 01+ STi Brembo 4-piston up front are direct bolt on to your stock hub!!.
    --> If you purchased your Brembos with the front hubs you CAN use them if they are 5x100. Legacy Axle will slide in.
    --> You need much bigger rims to clear these brakes... 17x7.5" I believe..
    --> 04' STi pads/ 13" rotors are needed.

    -
    -
    Stock 2-Pot vs Brembo 4-pot
    Cost) $1000-1500 depending on condition.
    --> Usually you can get calipers, hubs, control arms, sway bars for $1200 at a JDM importer.

    ---[] Rears []--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    3 Methods for FHI 2-Pots:
    i) JDM STi v.5/6 backing plates or USDM 06-07 WRX backing plates.
    ---> Perfect for people who want to replace their wheel bearings while they are at it.

    ii) Caliper Brackets
    ---> Perfect for the cheapish/lazy man.. some grinding of the backing plate may be required.

    iii) JDM STi v.5/6 Hubs w/ backing plates or USDM 06-07 WRX Hubs w/ backing plates.
    ---> Perfect for the ultra lazy man who just wants to PLUG-N-Play..
    ---> BC/BF/BJ & BD/BK/BG only. Multi-link rear BE/BH/BT & BL/BP are different.

    Backing Plates

    Discussion about the backing plates: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=23943


    --> USDM 06-07 backing plate p/n = Right 26704FE080 / Left 26704FE090
    --> USDM parts = http://opposedforces.com/parts/impreza/ ... tration_2/
    --> JDM STi = backing plate p/n Right 26255AA041 / Revised 6255AA061 ~ Left 26255AA051 / Revised 26255AA071
    --> JDM STi parts = http://opposedforces.com/parts/impreza/ ... tration_1/

    Adapters/Brackets 2-pot Rears
    JDM GC STi v.4-6 (FHI) / 06-07 WRX 2-pistons in the back need either:
    --> Kartboy/Godspeed/Etc.. Adapters/Brackets
    --> OR
    -->5x100 JDM GC Sti v.4/5 rear hubs that had the 2-piston setup from a JDM wrecker.. No adapter just direct bolt on.
    ----> Legacy stock rear axles will bolt up to JDM STi hub.. even if the car came with LSD.. no difference.. splines are the same.
    --> You can source 06' WRX rear calipers they are the same as the GC STi just red and fresher.
    ----> Same deal with the adapter / hub.. source the hub from a 06' WRX but it will cost more then the JDM version.
    <-- Hubs


    JDM / USDM 2-pot Kit

    --> Kit from SubieGirlies

    --> Kit assembled by random member.... he included the 11.3 Vented Rotors

    FHI 2-pot adapter brackets

    -->No matter which adapter you choose it will look like this.
    -

    - Choices -

    Fastwrx.com


    Godspeedbrakes.co.uk


    Kartboy
    -
    -> http://www.flatironstuning.com/p-1784-k ... ptors.aspx

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    USDM 04' STi Brembo 2-piston .
    ----> These calipers are so big they will not clear the GT Snow Flakes..
    -3 ways to mount them.
    1) -Brembo 2-pot adapter brackets
    Godspeedbrakes.co.uk

    ----> With these adapter you can reuse your hubs, axles and R160 rear diff
    ----> If you use the adapter you need to buy special rotors so that the ebrake still works. DBA/Brembo Blanks
    ----> 1 pair of DBA 4000 Series "Adapter Rotors".


    NOTE:
    00-04 BE/BH & 05-09 BL/BP owners who want the Brembo 2-pot rears will have to chop/drill/snip off your factory dust/splash shields; they're too small. Also, the rear spindle will have to be clearanced using a dremel or other grinding tool to make room for the caliper bolts.

    OR

    --> BE/BH / BL/BP / and so on can not use non-multi-link hubs! No go!

    2) -04' STi 5x100 Hubs (Expensive Conversion)
    --> DOES NOT APPLY TO BE/BH - BL/BP and so on
    --> You will need STi hubs, 12.5" STi rotors, pads, axles, R180 rear diff.
    --> R180 comes from USDM 04-05' @ 3.90 (USDM 06+ @ 3.54 w/ 1:1.1 so no go)
    --> JDM R180 comes from v.4/5 Type-RA @ 4.44 (they do not carry the abs hole for the sensor and the phonic ring for the abs signal-
    --> You will need to match your front diff to the rear.....
    - R160 hub vs. R180 hub.
    - R160 vs R180

    3) -04' STi 5x100 Hubs with Custom Axles
    --> DOES NOT APPLY TO BE/BH - BL/BP and so on
    --> You will need stock STi hubs, 12.5" STi rotors, pads
    --> Custom made axles from your differential side merged into a 04' STi hub side.
    - R160 hub vs. R180 hub.
    Custom axles (this is an example picture)



    Brembo Bracket Problems - DO NOT BUY
    -
    - -

    These are tagged with a Brembo logo and Brembo part# 90.2229-C. They do not fit R160 hubs and will not clear stock rotors..

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    Rotor Upgrade

    H6 Upgrade for Gen 1 / 2 (BC/BJ/BF - BD/BK/BG):
    --> 2000+ Legacy have these already.
    -
    -
    --> Cardone Remanufactured Bracket P/N = 14-1605
    --> Bracket, 11.3" Rotors & 4 pad clips required.
    --> H6 Rotor upgrade uses the stock 1-piston caliper but the surface area is much greater but its NOT a vented rotor.
    --> Trimming of your backing plates will be required for fitment.
    -> https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/prod ... ts_id=1045
    -> http://www.flatironstuning.com/p-1827-l ... 5-wrx.aspx


    04' LGT Calipers & Rotors:


    Front 04 LGT calipers + rotors OR 11.5" WRX rotors
    Rear 04 LGT calipers + H6 rotors 11.5" upgrade
    -->This will give you a much larger rotor surface including the H6 rear upgrade.
    Cost) $180 for fronts and $220 for rears.

    05-07 LGT Calipers & Rotors
    [NO IMAGE]
    -->its a massive 12.3" front rotor and dual piston caliper (need 17" wheels, any offset, because of the height of the caliper),
    --> Rear 11.5" VENTED rotor and single piston caliper (same rotor as FHI 2 pots). You need both calipers and rotors for this upgrade, and they bolt straight up. Dubbed the "best bang for the buck track setup" on NASIOC.

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    Other:

    Custom Nissan 4/2-pots

    Front 4-pots
    -
    -
    -Rougeben's BE w/ Nissan brakes.
    --> Fronts require an adapter bracket and 05-07 Legacy GT front rotor (312mmx30mm) .
    --> Calipers came from
    Reference->http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1089210

    Rear 2-pots
    -
    -
    --> Apparently Nissan & Subaru share parts with each other and these 2-pots are identical to the FHI version.
    --> You will need these backing plate P/N # 26704FE080 (LH) 26704FE090 (RH)
    --> You will also need kartboy style adapters just like the 2-pot FHI above.
    --> Generation 3 (00-04) legacies do not need the backing plate listed above.
    --> You will need 05-07 Legacy GT/06-07 WRX rear rotor (292mmx25mm)
    ------------
    --> Calipers are from R32 GTR, R32 GTS-T 300zx and Silvia S15 (300zx calipers are made out of aluminum and the silvia calipers are cast steel)
    --> All calipers are made by sumitomo.
    ------------
    --> There is a 5mm overhang because the tabs are just slightly longer vs. the FHI version.
    --> The wrx/lgt rear rotors will work with either caliper, you need a vented rear rotor, as opposed to the non-vented version found on the "H6" upgrade (same diameter though).
    --> Some have speculated using Toyota Celica GT4 rear rotors (turbo awd version, hard to find here in the US) to reduce the pad overhang, but finding rotors for those here can be very difficult.
    -----
    Reference->http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1567707


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    Aftermarket..
    If you can find a brake kit for either GC or GD style you have to abide by the rules of upgrade listed above.
    -so many companies to list....

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    Brake Lines
    -BD/BK/BG can use 93-01 GC Stainless Steel lines.
    --Not sure about the other models.. will fill in the blanks later.

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    I am sure I am missing something but this is a good start.. someone will correct or add I guarantee..

    I am adding more and more info.. correcting any errors I made.. eventually this may be a sticky

    -->Thanks Huffer
    -->Thanks Rougeben
    -->Thanks Airgne
    -->Thanks mike-tracy
    -->Thanks YamazakiSubaru
    -->Thanks jamal
    -->Thanks everyone who I missed

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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckthefuk

    FHI 2-pot adapter brackets
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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    Chuck, the 98-01 RS have 16x7 wheels which clear 4-pots nicely. I have both the 5-spoke and 6-spoke and both work.
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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    Damn! That was a lot to take in...

    I do have some auto X quality pads front and rear right now and the difference was crazy! I dont remember the brand, but it was one of my race car building friends that set me up with them...

    I can source new 02-04 WRX calipers new for about $80-90 aftermarket with rotors being $30 each...

    This might be a dumb question, but can I use wheel spacers to get the clearance I need? Or is that just a bad idea? I would like some 07 Legacy 5 spokes (not sure of the size), but I do like the Snowflakes...

    I know I have more I want to know now, but I need to read up and get this to all sink in...

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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    as I said before only 06+ wrx have the 4-pistons.. 02-05 wrx use the same 2-pots as the legacy.

    You can probably get away with spacers.. I have a friend used 12mm spacer to clear the Brembo fronts ... its all about the offset and/or width of the rim.

    Personally I don't like the idea of a spacer its just another item to break or cause issues but that's me.

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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    Heres your good cheap upgrade that is bolt on:

    Front loaded calipers for 2004 legacy gt plus rotors
    Rear loaded calipers for 2004 legacy gt plus rotors

    This will give you a much larger rotor surface including the H6 rear upgrade. Cost is around $180 for fronts and $220 for rears.

    Will take you about an hour to do.
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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    What the heck Chuck! Where was this update for my post/thread last month? lol
    Great info! I do have to ask.... HOW important is brake bias? Is it safe to run 4pot fronts and 1pot rears for a while?
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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    Sorry... its been years of info in my head and random pieces of recent info.. recently SLi is getting more organized so I though I can just throw all i got at this thread.. I think I am on revision #20 :-p

    I wouldn't worry to much if your going with the FHI's.. look at the breakdown above you can see that v.3 STi's/ v.4 WRX came with 4-pot / 1-pot.

    If your going to slap a 4-pot Brembo and leave your stock 1-pot in the rear it will definitely add strange characteristics to your car.

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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    Yeah, I think I'm on info overload now! hahaha!!!! Thanks a bunch Chuck!

    I'm not a fan of wheel spacers ether...

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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    the 04-lgt upgrade the huffer listed is basically the 11.5" wrx front brake and 11.5" H6 brake upgrade.

    You forgot to list the 05-07 Legacy GT brakes, its a massive 12.3" front rotor (for comparison the STI brembos are around 12.5") and dual piston caliper (need 17" wheels, any offset, because of the height of the caliper), and 11.5" VENTED rear rotor and single piston caliper (same rotor as FHI 2 pots). You need both calipers and rotors for this upgrade, and they bolt straight up. Dubbed the "best bang for the buck track setup" on NASIOC.

    Most importantly, someone looking into brake upgrades needs to know what kind and size of brakes they already have. I've seen people buy a brake upgrade that turned out to be the same exact brakes that they already have on their car!
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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

    sticky this... damn good job chuck
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    Re: Caliper/Rotor brake upgrade for 98 BD LGT?

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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (Caliper/Rotor, FHI, Bre

    04 sti brembos are the same calipers as R32 GTR brembos and R33 GTS t calipers. You will run into the mount dog ear difference like Ben has.

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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (Caliper/Rotor, FHI, Bre

    You will need these backing plate P/N # 26704FE080 (LH) 26704FE090 (RH)

    not for 3rd gens. the impreza has a smaller wheel bearing hub, will not work. stock legacy gt ltd ones work(did them on my car)

    You will need ????? rotors.

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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (Caliper/Rotor, FHI, Bre

    Quote Originally Posted by Airgne
    04 sti brembos are the same calipers as R32 GTR brembos and R33 GTS t calipers. You will run into the mount dog ear difference like Ben has.
    Good job Chuck!
    Almost, it's the R32 GTR V SPEC and the R33 GTR that had Brembos. The two you mention had Sumitomo 4-pots. Also, your R32 GTR has 296x32mm front rotors while the R33 GTS-T has 296x30mm rotors. Will they interchange? Probably, but with the same danger as running rotors at or below their minimum thickness, or running pads that are always dragging till the pads loose ~2mm of thickness.


    Quote Originally Posted by Airgne
    You will need these backing plate P/N # 26704FE080 (LH) 26704FE090 (RH)
    not for 3rd gens. the impreza has a smaller wheel bearing hub, will not work. stock legacy gt ltd ones work(did them on my car)
    You will need ????? rotors.
    nissan z32 or 06-07 wrx rotors. EBC part number gd699
    What calipers are these for ^^? They don't work for 3rd gen what, Legacys? Imprezas? What DO they work with? I admit I'm confused.
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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (Caliper/Rotor, FHI, Bre

    Quote Originally Posted by mike-tracy
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    04 sti brembos are the same calipers as R32 GTR brembos and R33 GTS t calipers. You will run into the mount dog ear difference like Ben has.
    Good job Chuck!
    Almost, it's the R32 GTR V SPEC and the R33 GTR that had Brembos. The two you mention had Sumitomo 4-pots. Also, your R32 GTR has 296x32mm front rotors while the R33 GTS-T has 296x30mm rotors. Will they interchange? Probably, but with the same danger as running rotors at or below their minimum thickness, or running pads that are always dragging till the pads loose ~2mm of thickness.


    Quote Originally Posted by Airgne
    You will need these backing plate P/N # 26704FE080 (LH) 26704FE090 (RH)
    not for 3rd gens. the impreza has a smaller wheel bearing hub, will not work. stock legacy gt ltd ones work(did them on my car)
    You will need ????? rotors.
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    What calipers are these for ^^? They don't work for 3rd gen what, Legacys? Imprezas? What DO they work with? I admit I'm confused.

    the R32 GTR non v spec had Brembos that they used on the R33 GTS-t. The R33 and R34 GTR's got the Bigger Brembos. R32 GTR v spec had very large Brembo brakes, since it only was out for the last 2 year of the R32 production 93-94. i do not know where you are getting you thicknesses from, but from EBC UK say they are the same part number. http://www.ebcbrakes.com/Assets/EBC_201 ... alogue.pdf look at link pg 161-162

    as for the backing plates not working, i said 3rd gen. i would think 3rd gen on a legacy forum would mean 00-04 Subaru Legacy(Silly Marine). also you can go to my members ride thread to see the brake swap. VERIII Sti front 4 pots 06 WRX 2pots.

    EBC part number GD699(Rear)is for the Nissan 2 pots calipers 1991-1996 Nissan 300zx turbo / 89-94 R32 GTR 2.6 Twin Turbo(non V spec) / 93-98 R33 GTS 2.5 Turbo / 97-2002 R34 GTR GTT these are not all the cars that these rear rotors would fit, but that is what i know they will fit.

    also EBC GD695 will work with the nissan front 4 pots, just have to re drill the rotor bolt pattern.


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    ^ i thought only the first couple years of 300zx 4 pots were aluminum, then they switched to steel for later years...

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    The "26mm Aluminum" calipers were used ONLY on 1990 non-turbos. They used a 280mm x 26mm rotor.

    The "30mm Aluminum" calipers were used on 1990 Twin-turbos and ALL 1991-1992.5 300ZX's (both turbo and non-turbo alike). They used a 280mm x 30mm rotor.

    The "30mm Iron" calipers were used on ALL 1992.5-1996 300ZX's (both turbo and non-turbo alike). They also used the 280mm x 30mm rotor.

    Of course, the easiest way to tell aluminum from iron is to use a magnet, but I hope this helps some people trying to figure out what they've got/are getting if buying with just a picture for info."
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    Also, this may be useful for anybody wanting to make an adapter bracket, that doesn't have any machine shop connections... still haven't had a project where i needed to use them, but i hope to give them a shot in the future, pretty interesting setup IMO.

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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (Caliper/Rotor, FHI, Bre

    Quote Originally Posted by mike-tracy
    Quote Originally Posted by Airgne
    04 sti brembos are the same calipers as R32 GTR brembos and R33 GTS t calipers. You will run into the mount dog ear difference like Ben has.
    Good job Chuck!
    The GTS-T part of that is incorrect. No R32, R33, or R34 GTS or GTS-T came from the factory with Brembo brake calipers. I believe they were all Sumitomo's, similar to the Z32 300zx brakes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Airgne
    the R32 GTR non v spec had Brembos that they used on the R33 GTS-t. The R33 and R34 GTR's got the Bigger Brembos. R32 GTR v spec had very large Brembo brakes, since it only was out for the last 2 year of the R32 production 93-94.

    don't try and school me on my Nissan's. Thank you.
    The R32 GTR non-Vspec did not have Brembo calipers from the factory. Only the R32 GTR VSpec and VSpec II had factory brembo calipers. The R32 Vspec/Vspec II + R33 GTR + R34 GTR brembo calipers are all the same, except the R34 are gold.

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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (FHI, Brembo, Nissan) IN

    anybody know where i can get a set of 06 wrx rear hubs? wouldn't lgt hubs work too such as the 05 lgt with the 2 pot rears and the h6.

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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (FHI, Brembo, Nissan) IN

    Quote Originally Posted by STIll inspired
    anybody know where i can get a set of 06 wrx rear hubs? wouldn't lgt hubs work too such as the 05 lgt with the 2 pot rears and the h6.
    2005+ LGT's have 1 pot ventilated rears, but you're right in that they are the same diameter as the H6's. Also, I don't think it'll work since the hub's are designed to work with the newer multilink rear suspension. So if you have an 1990-1999 Legacy I'd recommend hitting up the wreckers (as opposed to Pull-a-parts and the like) since they have better selection. Worst comes to worst there's online wreckers such as http://car-part.com/
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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (FHI, Brembo, Nissan) IN

    i have a 2000 lgt would hubs be applicable for that such as the 06 wrx hubs? or what about 04 sti rear hubs. if i get the whole hub assembly would i need to get a larger ebrake shoe (adapter)? i am guessing not just being sure. also i have always wondered about the brake lines themselves. will i need custom brake lines to make the swap work i will check but more help is better in my opinion.

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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (FHI, Brembo, Nissan) IN

    the BE/BH hubs should fit the JDM hubs or 06' hubs. If you choose the STi hubs then you need to follow the info above.

    As far as I know GC brake lines work on GD brakes. So I doubt there is any differences with the banjo-bolt style brake lines on the BE/BH.

    You should read the entire thread again to fully understand what is needed and what is possible.

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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (FHI, Brembo, Nissan) IN

    ^^^ all good info Chuck, but maybe preface the thread with something like "figure out WHY you need a bigger (size) brake system, keeping in mind that bigger systems are not always better depending on your application". I hate seeing people put massive brakes and end up complaining that their 60-0mph time is worse...because they just added a whole bunch of unsprung weight.
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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (FHI, Brembo, Nissan) IN

    I would like the Nissan info to finished first. lots of people arguing about what came from where.

    I guess then i will re-work the thread towards your suggestion. I would also like some solid info for people who have 1-pot/drums..

    I am sure its just bolt on but people who don't have proportioning valves will have issues.

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    Re: Brake Upgrade - All Generations (FHI, Brembo, Nissan) IN

    i will have to look over everything again but once i figure out which way i am going to install my 04 brembos i will post the parts i will be using and do a full DIY post that will hopefully make a good reference for others

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