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Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:19 am PostPost subject: Impreza brakes
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The plan is to keep the std Brembo brakes but fit uprated discs, what's the best to get? The current set up is std discs and rc5+ pads but the discs seem to have given up the ghost.

It's still not 100% set in stone as I may swap them out for another set up but at this very moment in time the plan is upgrade the discs and that's it.
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:01 pm PostPost subject:
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uprated discs will make very very little difference to braking ability.... maybe help longevity though.

Options...

1. Go bigger setup (~356mm). Dont discount KSport as 'crap', they work well.
2. Space out the Brembo caliper (using a spacer or spacers and longer bolts) and get larger discs.

Its the surface area of the disc that will give you more stopping ability Smile
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:26 pm PostPost subject:
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The Brembo caliper is crap at dissipating heat. If you can't stretch to an AP kit then wait till Alyn is back and give him a phone about the Alcon kits he can do you may be surprised at the deals he can do on the Alcon kits.
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Arch wrote:
The Brembo caliper is crap at dissipating heat. If you can't stretch to an AP kit then wait till Alyn is back and give him a phone about the Alcon kits he can do you may be surprised at the deals he can do on the Alcon kits.


I run the 365 kit on my Evo.

Can't go bigger than 330 with the wheels that I have Adam, 2 sets purchased already so financially I'll stick with them. I'll wait until Alyn is back and see what he says.
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:40 pm PostPost subject:
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what wheels are you running?

We have 356s under 17s
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what wheels are you running?

We have 356s under 17s


Shocked

Std sti wheels 7.5j roughly et35-42 iirc.

I suppose it depends on the design of the calipers and spokes but with the std Brembos there's literally a "baw hair" width left.
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:15 pm PostPost subject:
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Wull wrote:
AK wrote:
what wheels are you running?

We have 356s under 17s


Shocked

Std sti wheels 7.5j roughly et35-42 iirc.

I suppose it depends on the design of the calipers and spokes but with the std Brembos there's literally a "baw hair" width left.


STD 100PCD STI rims are ET48
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Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:16 pm PostPost subject:
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Yup, they will be right on the spokes.

Spacers!
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Could even be et53.......

Either way I don’t think they’ll clear the bigger brakes.
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:29 am PostPost subject:
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I used spacers to allow spokes to clear
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Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:46 pm PostPost subject:
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You may well be surprised what fits under an STI rim, the standard Brembo caliper is wide in comparison to AP calipers and certainly Alcon's. I know Alyn has played with a lot of kits and wheel sizes/offsets. I sent one of my 17" Team Dynamics down and we would have been able to get a 356mm kit under it so I would hang off till you speak to him.
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Arch wrote:
You may well be surprised what fits under an STI rim, the standard Brembo caliper is wide in comparison to AP calipers and certainly Alcon's. I know Alyn has played with a lot of kits and wheel sizes/offsets. I sent one of my 17" Team Dynamics down and we would have been able to get a 356mm kit under it so I would hang off till you speak to him.


I will do, no rush really.....ideally have it ready for the first track day.
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