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TS rear drum to disc conversion

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#1 garner


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Posted 20 February 2004 - 07:10 PM

Hey all,

I know its possible to swap some parts to put discs on an 03 TS. What I need to know is...

Anybody have first, second, or even third hand experience with this swap?

Complete parts list. What all is needed, what models of donor cars are suitable, etc.

I have looked over at NASIOC but for some reason, I can't search the forums there, nor can I post:(
(USMB is so much cooler anyway)

any other ideas hair brain or not will be read



#2 outback_97


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Posted 23 February 2004 - 12:04 PM


Not sure why a search on Nasioc didn't work for you, but here's some links I found, searching in the Brakes under "drum disc":

http://forums.nasioc...light=disc drum

http://forums.nasioc...light=disc drum

http://forums.nasioc...light=disc drum

Not your year of car, but good info nonetheless:

Hope these help.

FWIW I have done a few writeups on TS mods myself, including speakers, fog lights, and map lights. Let me know if you are interested in any of that.


#3 mranlet


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Posted 23 February 2004 - 12:35 PM

There are drums on an '03? I thought my CRX was the last of the drummed cars...

I had 4-wheel disc on my '91 Legacy Turbo, but I can't remember if they came that way or if I did it - for maintenence's and safety's sake, discs are far superior to drums. You'll be glad that you did the swap (just try to get your brake bias a little toward the front or you may have a fishtailer on hard stops)


#4 applegump


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Posted 23 February 2004 - 02:48 PM

Its disapointing to have Subaru build cars with rear drum brakes in the 21st century. Is it really that much cheaper?
BTW the new Justy in Europe has the same setup.

#5 garner


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Posted 23 February 2004 - 03:07 PM

Thanks folks

yes, it does suck that they put drumms on these cars. That's why I want to do the swap.

thanks for searching for me on the NASIOC
It seems like my account has been deactivated or something

keep it coming


#6 blitz



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Posted 23 February 2004 - 08:42 PM

I have the rear drums on my '02 OBS and I actually find them to be quite good. It's the front disks that I find lacking.

#7 garner


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Posted 23 February 2004 - 08:48 PM

I guess part of my problem is that I just put some Tarmac 2 's on and I hate looking at those unsightly drums in the rear.

Actually, the brakes are not bad on my TS.

I'm just thinking ahead. As I work to make the car faster, it seems I should also start to worry about braking faster. I'd love to be able to use bigger front discs and some more performance minded pads etc.

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