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Rx Rotors and pads
Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:33 AM
Posted 25 June 2009 - 11:52 AM
Hey guys, I am about to replace front/rear rotors and pads on my 87 Rx. I was wondering if there is any tips I need to know, any info would be great I'm a noob when it comes to rotors and pads.
The front caliper pistons need to be rotated in clockwise.
You can get the universal square jobby from any parts store, or get the brake kit from a Tool store.
Posted 25 June 2009 - 06:12 PM
Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:09 PM
Posted 28 June 2009 - 09:32 PM
Sigh, Alright I have checked all the places near me for 87 Subaru rx Rotors, I have bought some a couple times and had to take them back because they don't fit (bolts don't line up, they are vented when mine are solid). I have checked the forums and nothing so far, does anyone know a place in northern cali that sells rotors for my car? Or even a web site that has the right ones. I have ordered some from a local riebes, but I have a feeling they will be the wrong ones. Has anyone ever heard of my car being refered to as a 1800? I hear it all the time every time I call a local parts store, I'm looking for stock ones, don't plan on spending money for the sloted till I convert them.
The front rotors are vented, the rears are not.
The engine size is 1.8L, or 1800cc.
I've got all my rotors from R1 Concepts in SoCal.
Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:15 PM
If you're just carrying the rotors out and comparing them to the wheel stud pattern, you're way off. The rotor mount pattern is much smaller than the wheel lug pattern. If you don't have the tools to pull the hubs off, I would take it to someone who does.
You might also want to see if the rotors can be turned. Many shops now have lathes that turn the rotors on the car, saves a bundle on labor for these cars.
Posted 28 June 2009 - 10:52 PM
Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:07 PM
Does that RX you have, have a boost gauge mounted to the left of the steering wheel? Where the rear defrost switch would usually be mounted?
Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:33 PM
If this is the same car I am thinking of, it used to belong to me. And used to have an intercooler installed. And would have looked alittle something like this:
Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:40 PM
Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:43 PM
Still regret selling it, but knew someday it would find its way around to the USMB. It has a ton of potential, the intercooler should not hamper its smogability.... it didn't here in sacramento.
Anyhow. The motor he blew up wasnt stock, if you replaced it with a stock motor it should last a while with propper maintenance. However, with this heat... DEFINATLY GET AN INTERCOOLER! and a bypass valve because they do not come with one stock.
Posted 28 June 2009 - 11:53 PM
Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:01 AM
You should do some reading and learn how turbo's operate, what keep turbo engines happy. Subaru's make great first cars, however, the EA82T has gotten a bad wrap by even the most experienced Subaru techs on here.
There is also a ton of subaru specific documentation around here that will help you.
Hint: Search for HTKYSA.pdf (How to keep your Subaru Alive).
Posted 29 June 2009 - 12:08 AM
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