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#1 Axiom614

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:46 PM

Im wanting to know if I can convert the single pot calipers, to the 2 pot calipers? I have a 96 Legaback wagon 2.2 any suggestions?

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

You can do it. You'll need the larger rotors and calipers with brackets and pads.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:00 PM

so take all the hardware off the 2 pot donor and replace it with my old hardware? and im done? This is my first subie. so far its been a awesome car.. thanks for your input..

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:02 PM

Yes, take the calipers, brackets, pads, and rotors off the parts car. Unbolt your stuff, and bolt on the new stuff in it's place.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

Thank You.... Be back later..

#6 davebugs

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:09 PM

They are referred to as "Lego's" for a reason.

Lots of stuff interchangable for several years and often mechanicals between Legacy and Impreza.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 09:27 PM

I did this to a 94 legacy gt wagon using dual pots from a 2000 legacy outback wagon. I did the rears too, doing the same thing with caliper brackets and backing plates, but using the same parking brake shoes original to the car. The rears are still single pots, but larger rotors. If you can snag all 4 brakes that is a total package.

These calipers i used appear to be the same a 90-94 turbo legacy, and wrx 2 pot as well.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:23 AM

With the larger 2-pot brakes you must use 15" or larger wheels. If you have single pot calipers now then you must have a Legacy L rather than an Outback or GT which would have the 2-pot brakes standard. If you have 14" wheels the larger brakes will not fit inside them.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 01:53 PM

With the larger 2-pot brakes you must use 15" or larger wheels. If you have single pot calipers now then you must have a Legacy L rather than an Outback or GT which would have the 2-pot brakes standard. If you have 14" wheels the larger brakes will not fit inside them.

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I forgot to mention this. My 94 legacy has 15 inch forester wheels, and i cannot go back to the original 14" snowflakes.

make the move to 15 inch wheels with 195/60 15 tires and it will be close to the original 185/70 14 without throwing off the speedo more than a few pwercent.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:03 AM

have to run 15" wheels (and even then it will depend which calipers you use and which 15" wheels you use - some steel 15" wheels won't clear all dual pot pistons).

you can upgrade the back calipers like Miles said without those same concerns, the rears have more clearance than the fronts.




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