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  1. Is it me or are the brakes on the hawkeye 160bhp non turbo terrible? I literally feel they have zero stopping power. Now I'm aware clearly fluid, tryes, pads, discs all play a part in this however are they known for being a poor braking system on the hawkeye. Or is it my modle GD9 being a non turbo all having poor brakes. My classic WRX I had previously seemed to have a far greater stopping power. I have been looking at the GD9 brakes avaliable and looking at ebay it would appear STI WRX four pots and 2 pot calipers front and rears fit. Is this the case? If anyone has upgraded a non turbo braking system before any information would be greatly appricated. And I have looked already at the disc sizes for both systems (non turbo and wrx sti) they appear in my modle year to both be 266 and 277. Again any knowledge would be greatly appricated. Regards. Rich
  2. Hello people, the front brakes on my 2008 impreza rx are binding so I now want to upgrade them I believe they are 2 pot vented at the moment. From research I dont think sti ones won't fit but will the wrx 4 pot ones fit?? I've found wrx pro calipers and disks for about £250. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Cheers
  3. I bought my 2007 WRX back in Feb 2017 which had 1000 miles on fresh OEM front disks and pads fitted. These brakes were just plain unsafe, the fade was horrible after giving her a thrash around the lanes. I also owned a classic sport in the past which you could get to fade but not as bad as the WRX. So my first mod was the brakes. After research I found 3 solutions within budget: 1. Second hand STI Brembo swap 2. Godspeed's standard Subaru 4 pot big brake conversion kit 3. Godspeed's own Brembo brake kit 330mm disks with 2 piece disks and performance friction pads. https://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/impreza-1993-1998-wrx/244-brand-new-brembo-4-pot-kit-with-330mm-2-piece-discs-and-bells.html I wanted to fit this myself and wanted new parts. Godspeed's conversion of the standard 4 pots with larger pads sounded good but looking at the setup I decided I did not like the amount of pad that sticks out of the calipers for 600 notes. I decided to buy Godspeed's Brembo kit as it will fit under my standard 17inch wheels, plus it is all brand new and not reconditioned. £1000. Think the calipers are used on Alphas and Renaults which they made a bracket for the Subaru. Fitting was fairly straight forward, I also replaced the standard hoses for braided ones. At the same time a found the right rear caliper had seized, so I bought new stainless steel pistons and new seals and refurbished the rears. Car had only done 30k miles so i was surprised by this. I guess age and little use gets to them after 10 years. I also replaced the rear disks with Godspeed slotted disks and Kevlar pads and new Brembo 5.1 fluid. The front kit will fit 17inch wheels but i had to remove the lock washers under the caliper bolts to clear the inside circumference of wheel (used tiny amount of blue thread lock instead). Also the wheel weights needed to be moved to the inside edge of the wheel else they would just rub on the top of the new calipers. Clearance is tight. I have had them on the car for 6 months and the improvement is massive. On the same stretch of road the standard brakes would fade so bad that they would be smoking when stopped at a junction half way through the 8 mile route. I had to get out and check there was not a fire. They just could not cope with more than 2 hard stops from 90mph to 0. Fade was huge and the pedal would go to floor. Now the new kit easily copes with the same route with no fade at all. I must admit I am still not keen with the pedal feel and I have bleed them twice since fitting but the car is so much safer. Only thing I notice now is a humming noise when braking from high speed which I presume is due to the slotted disks. I thought I would share this as I could not find any reviews on the kit but I suppose most go for STI Brembo swap which I imagine are better still (never driven STI so cannot compare). Also as the calipers are much lighter and now the car feels smoother. The unsprung weight is reduced which is another bonus. Two piece disks look cool as well. Brake dust is also much less too but this may be down to losing the old guards. Pricey but I got the results I was after and a far safer car. Hope this helps someone.
  4. Hi all, I found the group through a Google search looking for help and advice sorting problems trying to get my first Subaru, a Subaru Forester through an MOT. I bought the car as it seemed to tick all the boxes of what I was looking for in a car, and because it was cheap! Well £180 I thought was cheap! So far all it needed for the MOT were minor fixes, bulbs, wiper blades and a binding caliper. Now I've come up against a bit of a problem. A fail on a brake pipe and advisor on the others going to the load compensator. I can't even see where they go! It looks like the petrol tank is going to have to come out as they disappear behind it. Is that right? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated! Many thanks.
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    Foerster calipers

    Long shot anyone local have two rear Foerster 2001 calipers. Fairly sure one of mine is playing up
  6. Hey peeps, need to order some discs & pads for the rear but there seems to be 2 types... one thats like a split pad with 2 friction plates & a smaller one with only one friction plate. its a 2005 blobeye ppp. standard brakes not upgraded. anyone know why theres 2 types coming up for my car & which ones i would need? thanks
  7. Hi guys, I'm giving away Subaru Legacy S401 2.0 Twin Turbo Front & Rear Brake Discs & Pads. I've bought the set for my Legacy, the plan was to update the braking system but I unfortunately flew off the road and the discs have been sitting in their boxes for a while now, just collecting dust and taking space in the garage. The parts were bought from www.importcarparts.co.uk, feel free to check their details there. If you are willing to come to Stevenage and collect them - great. In case you want to get them by post the postage is for you to cover. I am literally giving the parts away. If you want photos, I can take a few snapshots. Here's the stock image
  8. hi all i have a classic gc8 impreza took it for tracking today and reliesed that i have a siezed N/S front caliper now im gonna do the same thing i did with my turbo ifit brakes i upgrade bow iv read about and found some info that i can put the sti bremo calipers and discs on without much issue as long as i stay in the years 2004 or below as they will fit 5x100 and also have the same caliper mountings as for alloys and clearance for the nee size discs this is not a issue as i have aftermarket wheels which will fit these is this info correct before i make a purchase on a full set front and rear? any help would be much grearful
  9. Got MOT coming shortly and noticed my rear discs are pretty corroded. Can pick up a pair of new rear discs and sets of pads for £82 all in. Disctech discs and mintex pads, anyone used these bits before? Also do you know if the cylinder in the caliper pushes back easily with a g clamp? I know some Subarus need a screw in tool to get the cylinder back. Thanks!
  10. Have read on a few forms that brake pedal travel can be affected by the master cylinder moving due to some flex in the firewall. General concensus is that it can exacerbate over time and while it is unlikely to be an issue on a new car, I thought I may as well add one anyway. Ambulance at the top of the cliff sort of thing. Ordered mine from https://www.japanparts.com/parts/detail/45710 There are other makes on the market such as Perrin, GrimmSpeed, etc, but these are for LHD vehicles whereas the Cusco one is for RHD. So, before you go and buy one, ensure you get the correct type for your vehicle. Note the instructions, while containing photos, are in Japanese and the only English writing states it is for use in Japan only. Not elsewhere in the world - probably a warranty thing? From what I've read elsewhere, the LHD version is a real PITA to fit with brake lines etc needing to be moved out of the way along with the intercooler having to potentially be moved also. Fortunately, the RHD brace is pretty easy to fit with only one nut/bolt posing any issues. So, without any further ado, a fitment guide... The brace... Don't aks me how, but I managed to lose the red annodised stopper before I even started. So I used a stopped from the end of a G clamp. Essentially the same - just not red and shiney! 2016 WRX STi RHD engine bay... Below, the red (10mm) and blue (12mm) arrows show the two bolts which need to be removed with the green arrow showing a pre-existing hole which will also be used to secure the brace... Bolts removed... This pic shows where the 20mm spacer is fitted along with a replacement longer internal hex socket cap bolt.... This bolts into where the blue arrow is above.... A new bolt with nut and spring washer is supplied and fits into the existing hole (green arrow)... Finally, a longer replacement bolt is fitted to the bracket (red arrow).... While the red and blue arrow bolts are nice and easy, the new nut/bolt is a little tricky due to restricted accessibility inside the strut tower. I ended up jacking up the car to gain better access and then put the bolt through from inside the tower, the spring washer and nut being fixed inside trhe engine bay. While it was a bit of a pain, I was doing this on my own as this can be a one person job. However, life will be much easier and quicker with a second pair of hands. The zinc coated bolt head is the new bolt mentioned above while youi can see the internal hex bolt which has a captive nut already in place from the factory.... You can make out from the instructions that the face of the plate should be 45mm from the end of the master cylinder. All that remained was to add the bolt and stopper along with the securing nut (not visible behind the brace) along with a little threadlock to snsure it stays put... With a small socket set and a spanner, you could knock this out with two people in about 15 - 20 minutes. Yet to go out for a test drive, but will report back later.
  11. Hi, Just had the XV serviced and notified the mechanics (Swindon) on my brakes which are starting to squeal when braking at low speed. Their reply: no need to change them, but the manual clearly lists that the high pitch sound is an indicator for worn brakes. Help/advice welcome!
  12. Does anybody know if the imprezza 4 pot calipers will fit onto the uprights of an Outback 2014 without modification? I'm looking to improve the brakes as the standards are a little feeble for such a heavy car. Cheers
  13. Ok so recently my 09 wrxs developed a lound squeal. It appears after 10-15 mins at low speeds and especially when turning right, slight application of the brakes totally stops the sound. It appears to be coming from drivers front right wheel. So i replaced front discs and pads and they were in a bad way but the noise persists! Even if moving slowly and turning right the noise 'drags' with the pace im moving like a shreak. Very annoyin. Any ideas?? Thanks, Andy
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    SUBARU specialist

    need my impreza sport auto needs an over hauled, recently had brakes done but not happy with them and the auto gearbox is not playing nice either. just need pointing in the direction of a garage that knows impreza ... :)
  15. Hi got trouble code 56 which is g sensor open or grounded circuit, do i replace the g sensor or check wiring? Thanks 2001 bugeye wrx
  16. Hi, My 2006 SpecD Wrx Sti has just started making a lot of noise and vibration on braking. Pads of unknown brand fitted by previous owner about 22,00miles ago. Local dealer says that they are OK and says it is disk corrosion but does not improve with repeated braking. Car passed recent MOT without comment. Rear Pads have a lot of life in them, fronts I measure (without pulling them out) at about 5mm. Disks are grooved and dimpled, no apparent excessive wear or scoring. Car pulls up Ok and straight Problem has only started recently. Advice appreciated before I lash out on new pads Thanks
  17. Hi all, I'm after a little info if possible please. I've got a new 64 reg StI which has only covered 1500 miles. The brakes have been grinding really bad when you press the brake pedal, the pads have been checked and are almost like new which you would expect with so little miles on the clock. It's been in twice now to my local Subaru main dealer to see if there's anything stuck in the pads but are unable to find anything, the dealer says it's perfectly normal because of the type of brakes and because of the grit on the road. I think they are talking rubbish but was just wondering if anybody else has had any problems like this or heard of anything Thanks Jay
  18. Here's something perhaps you guys can check and let me know... I've noticed on my WRX that the front discs are much larger with bigger callipers so presume they do MORE of the braking because the engine load is in the front. But I've checked and found very hot front discs after driving it for a while - not red hot or glowing, but just really hot - I mean that the discs are too hot to handle when touching them and can burn your fingers! :o The back wheel discs are not as hot but are smaller discs and pads anyway. So is this very hot heat on the front discs normal on a WRX? Thanks.
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