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    Exclamation 02 brembo swap please help!

    i have the opertunity to swap wheels tires and brakes off a 04 sti onto my 02 wrx. problem being my old gear off my wrx has to go back onto the sti before it goes to away.
    questions are...

    1. will all the sti brakes/ rotors fit the wrx.. no problem bolt right up?

    2 what problems might i encounter when putting the wrx parts
    back ok the sti.

    3 was told there might be some issues with the rear brakes/ e brakes anybody know of any?



    Thank you for your help and info
    newbie with a subie

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    Anybody..?

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    Fronts bolt on fine with the use of the 5x100 bolt pattern rotors.

    Rears will require a bracket to mount to the stock location on the backing plate. Also the parking brake will not work as the STi uses a larger inner drum diameter on the parking brake. DBA makes a set of rear rotors that are designed for the use of Brembos on the rear of a WRX. Your options are then as follows:

    1. Buy the DBA rotors and be happy.
    2. Swap out the entire rear diff and drive assembly from an STi.
    3. Don't use your parking brake.

    Pick one of the above for the rear of the car.


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    +1, plus the STi is going to go thru similar issues using your parts.

    But the wheels are good to go for you...
    Last edited by Pavia; 12-17-2009 at 03:22 PM.
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    thank you for the info.

    i think i am going to swap the fronts only for now. and roll the bbs rims as well, then order brackets and rotors down the road.
    anybody ever roll with brembos up front and stock wrx brakes in the back.? i know the brake bias is going to be off. is it going to be crazy to drive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02wrxnickb View Post
    thank you for the info.

    i think i am going to swap the fronts only for now. and roll the bbs rims as well, then order brackets and rotors down the road.
    anybody ever roll with brembos up front and stock wrx brakes in the back.? i know the brake bias is going to be off. is it going to be crazy to drive?
    It will work, but go with what Wrx Wagon said. Just make sure your lugnuts are torqued down

    Also, I hope you know STi rotors are pricey if you need new ones at your next brake job.
    Last edited by Pavia; 12-17-2009 at 03:29 PM.
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    Why would anyone consent to putting weaker brakes on an STI?

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    its going to the salvage auction. needs to drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02wrxnickb View Post
    its going to the salvage auction. needs to drive
    There's a laundry list of things you need to pull off that car. Or buy it at auction.

    - EJ257 plus associated parts
    - 6spd Tranny and drivetrain
    - Interior
    - Steering wheel/airbags
    - etc, etc, and molto etc...
    Last edited by Pavia; 12-17-2009 at 05:48 PM.
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    anybody know who makes the brackets so the brembo sti rear calipers will both up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02wrxnickb View Post
    anybody know who makes the brackets so the brembo sti rear calipers will both up?
    Fastwrx.com

    Rear Brembo Adapter Kit (02-05 WRX) - Brakes

    On sale for $549 (DBA Rotors and Brackets)
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    As far as I can tell there is no OEM or aftermarket solution for installing WRX brakes on an STI while retaining the parking brake.
    It's going to be difficult to sell this STI without a parking brake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post
    As far as I can tell there is no OEM or aftermarket solution for installing WRX brakes on an STI while retaining the parking brake.
    It's going to be difficult to sell this STI without a parking brake.
    If anyone sees an STI at an auction (with red brake calipers) run for the hills!!!
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    fast wrx makes the brackets u don't need to swap the whole thing if u dont want it is quite pricey though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    If anyone sees an STI at an auction (with red brake calipers) run for the hills!!!
    no kidding that would be an aweful suprise. hey guys checkout my sti... why wont it stop hahaha
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