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Old 04-11-2007, 02:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Hey Sub- It looks like I will be on San Juan Island next week Thur-Sun. Wanna BBQ?
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Old 04-11-2007, 02:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you mean the 19th through the 22nd then I would be up for Thurs (19) or Sat (21). but I have to work on Friday (20) until late night and Sunday until 2 PM.
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:44 AM   #13 (permalink)
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You're well on your way to emptying your wallet into your Subie!

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Old 04-17-2007, 12:58 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Was hoping to get a rear gate bar like I put on my 97 but no one seems to have them. In fact I consecutively ordered from two different sites and each one emailed me saying that they were refunding my money as they couldn't get one from SOA.

If anyone has a rear gate bar or knows where there's one for a 2004 OBW let me know.

I ended up using the refunded money toward a rear (differential) skid plate from Primitive.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:15 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ebay is my best advice.

I lucked out and bought one from a nice guy selling here in the classifieds last fall.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:47 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I wasn't thinking as much about looks with the slotted discs as I was about good braking. We have a few steep hills around here and I tend to brake hard. Several times I've gotten gas buildup between the pads and discs, can be quite the scary experience, so I thought this might help prevent this. I actually had decided against the drilled discs though as they are not typically guaranteed.

But if the Brembo stock are better than the stocks and help with this then I will look into it. Any other helpful info is welcome. Thanks again.
what pads are you running? ever since i upgraded my pads, I've never had a problem with brake fade.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:05 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Right now on my 2004, I think they're stock and haven't had any problems with them... yet. I've had trouble though with both my 97 LOB and 97 Toyota Corolla. I tried some Hawks but they were too thick and then went with some premium Napa brand pads. Not sure who actually makes them but I've heard they are pretty good. In the 97 LOB I've gotten a little brake fade with those pads but it was under heavy braking.

I mostly want overall better braking in terms of no fade under heavy use like I can tend to do AND shorter stopping distances. I'm thinking of upgrading with some Hawks (again) at the least but I also want to upgrade the rotors, lines and maybe even some WRX callipers, if they would work.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Well good pads will make the difference in stopping ability. Depending on what year you want to do for a WRX setup up front, all you may need is the caliper brackets and bigger rotors. WRX brakes started to get different calipers/more pots toward the last couple of years, but in general an RS to WRX kit may suit you fine for better heat dissipation up front with a larger rotor.

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My recent research for me would land me this:

RS to WRX brake kit which includes WRX rotors and caliper brackets. I would keep my calipers.
Then stay with my favorite PBR Metal Master pads.
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Old 04-18-2007, 05:46 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Thanks Brian!

So correct me if I'm wrong:

You are saying to keep my stock (04 OBW) callipers but add RS or WRX brackets and large rotors to fronts but not rears?

And why not rears BTW?
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Well I was generally speaking for my wish list. Front swap only. For you, I think the H6 rear disc swap would be good. I think that's what they call it. Or is it just the Legacy GT rears...

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And keeping the stock calipers is fine when going to some years WRX fronts where the rotor is slightly larger. Now that is from my OBS perspective. I have no idea of your rotor starting point. Maybe a LGT or OBXT size?
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