H6 rear brake upgrade

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H6 rear brake upgrade

Post by Mr Kleen » Sat May 17, 2008 10:32 pm

I installed the famous H6 rear brake upgrade this afternoon. everything went pretty well and the job was finished with only a few minor issues (minor thanks to Zak :wink: ). I won't get into the details as there are quite a few excellent write ups for this install already, but here are my tips for a successful H6 upgrade install:

1. make sure you have rear brake pads AND PAD RETAINER CLIPS for a 2002 WRX.
I had the pads but not the clips (thanks Zak)

2. make sure you have 2 bolts of the correct size to thread into the rotor if it is frozen to the hub.
I didn't, but I'm sure you can guess who did...

3. make sure you have a large diameter, very sharp drill bit to remove the dust shields.
I had a sharp drill bit and Zak had a large drill bit, between them I got the job done.

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Re: H6 rear brake upgrade

Post by thermobox » Sun May 18, 2008 10:01 am

congrats gabe. betty is coming along nicely.

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Re: H6 rear brake upgrade

Post by Mr Kleen » Sun May 18, 2008 10:31 am

little tweak here, a little tweak there... :lol:

side note: I have a set of front and rear 2004 WRX EBC brake pads with very little wear if anybody is interested in a trade of some sort, OBO.

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Re: H6 rear brake upgrade

Post by complacent » Mon May 19, 2008 1:00 am

'grats on teh install!

Since thermobox has the 04 wrx brakes, rotors and hubs from my swap, he might wanna snag the pads you have ;-)

Just to satiate myself, what does the pedal and weight transfer feel like after the swap? Less dive up front? Any more stability (by the butt-dyno of course)?
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Re: H6 rear brake upgrade

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon May 19, 2008 8:13 am

so far I can't tell a difference, but I haven't really pushed hard. I'm looking forward to the AutoX class... :wink:

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Re: H6 rear brake upgrade

Post by complacent » Mon May 19, 2008 8:37 am

You and me both brother, you and me both.
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Re: H6 rear brake upgrade

Post by Sabre » Mon May 19, 2008 5:12 pm

:plusone: I can't wait for the AutoX class :) Congrats on the upgrade! No more fade, better brake feel.... ya, you'll definitely notice a difference during the AutoX class!
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Re: H6 rear brake upgrade

Post by Libra Monkee » Thu May 22, 2008 1:33 pm

The stop fast bits will help out a lot with AutoX.
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