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Old 17-03-2021, 11:33 PM
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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone has tried retrofitting large calipers from a different make/model onto a subaru impreza?

I.E a friend of mine managed to fit Audi R8 calipers onto an Audi s3. Of course I am looking for something much cheaper than R8 calipers lol

I currently have a 1993 wrx with 2 pots on the front.

I have also heard you can use toyota 4 pots which can be had much cheaper than the subaru branded 4 pots.

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Old 20-03-2021, 01:18 AM
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Plenty of sti brembos around which will mount directly to hub. Wheel offsets will need checking.
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Old 20-03-2021, 10:25 AM
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in general its not offset but inner wheel spoke design / clearance that is the issue.......

as an example new-age WRX & STi wheels are very similar offsets (approx ET53) and yet WRX wheels will not clear Brembo's........
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Old 20-03-2021, 06:03 PM
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Plenty of sti brembos around which will mount directly to hub. Wheel offsets will need checking.
Very expensive now though. You'd pay more for a scabby knackered set these days then I paid for a near new set in 2006
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The Cadillac Brembos are cheap as chips (new) and can be fitted fairly easily I believe mounting brackets can be had off the shelf.
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Old 22-03-2021, 12:18 AM
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The Cadillac Brembos are cheap as chips (new) and can be fitted fairly easily I believe mounting brackets can be had off the shelf.
Think I'm going to look into this.

I was hoping to find some crazy 6 pot caliper which could bolt directly into my scooby haha

I mentioned before my friend who had audi R8 8 pot calipers on his (very highly modded) s3 and that was CRAZY good at stopping. To the point that the stopping was more impressive than the (450hp) acceleration!
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Old 22-03-2021, 12:00 PM
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The Cadillac Brembos are cheap as chips (new) and can be fitted fairly easily I believe mounting brackets can be had off the shelf.

from memory they are even more bulky than the original STi ones and hence wheel clearance is more of an issue........
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