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Guest Message by DevFuse

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ATTN: Skip: High performance Brake Parts for us 80's SUBARUs

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#1 Guest_wjmgl10_*

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Posted 03 August 2003 - 10:48 AM


I think the XT, XT6 selection is for XT6 only, the XT is supposed to be the same as any other EA82 car, but all the part numbers are different vs Loyale.

A shame there are no EBC pads avalible that I can find.

#2 Guest_hodakarider_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 11:38 AM

I have only one thing to say on brakes: talk to Skip. Tell him I said so.

#3 Guest_UltimateRX_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 12:11 PM

Although the XT6 has slightly different front calipers, the rears are exactly the same as rear discs on any EA82 series. Actually I only think the rotor is bigger on the XT6, I think the calipers are the same in front too, so the brake pads would work on any EA82 disc brake car.

#4 Guest_thesubarukid_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 02:14 PM

at the risk of sounding dumb...

do all ea83 cars have disc brakes? thought i had drums in the back...?

#5 Guest_UltimateRX_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 03:20 PM

Well, I'm going to assume that you meant EA82 cars, and the answer is yes up front, but no in the rear. Models like the DL had drums in back, that is why I said that the pads would work on all EA82 disc brake cars. So the front pad should work on your car, but you'll have to convert to rear disc to get these pads to work there. By the way, the conversion is a simple bolt over exchange.

#6 Guest_JwX_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 05:29 PM

I thought only turbo cars had rear disk brakes

#7 Guest_baccaruda_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 05:32 PM

nope. MOSTly turbo cars had them. some GLs did, some didn't, no DLs did.
hmmm.. did 2WD GL10s come with rear discs?

#8 Guest_86 subaru_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 07:39 PM

yes aleast the 2 i have , one wagon 1 sedan both gl-10 fwd both have rear disc

#9 Guest_JwX_*

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Posted 05 August 2003 - 08:06 PM

hmm interesting well you learn new things every day don't ya did it start in a specific year?

#10 Guest_rXSNRG_*

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 09:37 AM

I have a '85 FWD GL-10 MPFI with drum rear brakes.

#11 Guest_wjmgl10_*

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 04:04 PM

<blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>I have only one thing to say on brakes: talk to Skip. Tell him I said so. [/quote]

Skip? What do you have to say?

#12 Guest_thesubarukid_*

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Posted 06 August 2003 - 06:49 PM

yeah, i meant ea82, but must have missed it...

thanks for the info,

#13 Guest_wjmgl10_*

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Posted 08 August 2003 - 06:51 PM

Skip? What is it that you have to say about the brakes?

#14 Guest_subarurx_*

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 02:38 PM

the legacy version of the EBC brake pads fits the Leone caliper with no problems, I have EBC Red Stuff in my rally RX Turbo, and they seem to be working a treat. make sure you take in your old bads and match the back plates, they are a little different. I beleive there are too sorts, one won't fit, and looks a little different, and the other is nearly a perfect match.



#15 Guest_wjmgl10_*

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 06:23 PM

Cool. I'll try it sometime!

#16 Guest_JwX_*

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 08:24 PM

wjmgl10 I'd change the subject and put attn skip in there. but its just a thought:rolleyes:

#17 Guest_Chairotsu_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 08:40 AM

Growing up in the 80s, the group of friends I had in highschool had a bunch of hot rods. 3 mustangs, 2 camaros, a vega, and a ford truck. They ALL had crappy brakes.
We got to believing that
"Brakes are for amateurs." Or at least that's <em>still</em> what I tell Ken every time he gives me a set of rear discs for whatever car I'm currently driving. :rollin:

(still got the set he gave me last time, sitting in a pile in the corner.)

#18 Guest_hodakarider_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 04:13 PM

Skip had a major computer crash, but he should be back soon.

#19 Guest_PoorManzImpreza_*

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Posted 12 August 2003 - 07:52 PM

Another voicing suggestion of using 90-93 legacy pads as they're a direct mount in L-series calipers..HOWEVER for a complete match one would need to replicate the notch on the standard L-series pad backing plate that lock the caliper piston in place so it can't turn back into the bore...I suggest drilling a hole in the lagacy pad in the approx. location and knocking a correctly sized and cut cut roll pin in the hole...that will replicate the L-series pads function completely..
interesting to note that L-series pads have MORE friction surface area that 90-93 Legacy pads and there are semi metallic L-series pads out there so I'd look around..but damn EBC redstuff/greenstuff are fine rump roast brake pads...


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