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 Post subject: Forester Brake Upgrade Technical FAQ
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:35 am 
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Forester Brake Upgrade Technical FAQ

Author takes NO responsibility for incorrect fitment, do you own research/confirmation before purchasing/fitting.
These are the common upgrades, if you want to discuss obscure upgrades, aftermarket disc sizes, etc. do it elsewhere.
Corrections welcome.


Stock Forester Brake Information

Forester SF (99-02): All AUDM models
Front: 277x24 vented rotor with 2pot caliper
Rear: 266x10 solid rotor with 1pot caliper

Forester SG (03-08): All AUDM models
Front: 294x24 vented rotor with 2pot caliper
Rear: 266x10 solid rotor with 1pot caliper

Forester SH (09+): All AUDM models*
Front: 294x24 vented rotor with 2pot caliper
Rear: 286x10 solid rotor with 1pot caliper

Front Upgrades (in order of rotor size)

1. 294x24 vented rotor with 2pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Forester X/XS/XT 03+, Outback H6 02+, Liberty B4 02-04, Liberty GT** 02+
Fitment Issues: None
16" rim to clear
Suitable for: SF

2. 294x24 vented rotor with 4pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Impreza WRX 99+, Liberty GT** 02+
Fitment Issues: 16" WRX rim or similar to clear (SG XT 16/17" rim clears, SH XT rim does not clear)
Suitable for: SF, SG, SH

3. 316x30 vented rotor with 2pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Liberty GT 05+
Fitment Issues: 17" rim to clear.
Possible longer brake line (unconfirmed)
Suitable for: SF, SG, SH

4. 326x30 vented rotor with 4pot caliper (Brembo)
Stock fitment on: Impreza STI 02+
Fitment Issues: 17" GDB STI rim or similar to clear.
PCD100 rotor required (02-04 STI).
Suitable for: SF, SG, SH

Rear Upgrades (in order of rotor size)

1. 266x18 vented rotor with 1pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Impreza WRX/STI 99-00, Legacy 93-98
Fitment Issues: Rear dust guard lip removal
Suitable for: SF, SG

2. 290x10 solid rotor with 1pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Forester SH (untested), Liberty 98+, Outback 98+
Fitment Issues: Rear dust guard lip removal
16" rim to clear
Possible longer brake line (unconfirmed)
Suitable for: SF, SG

3. 290x18 vented rotor with 1pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Outback H6 02+, Liberty B4 02+, Liberty GT 05+
Fitment Issues: Rear dust guard lip removal
16" rim to clear
Longer brake line***
Suitable for: SF, SG

4. 290x18 vented rotor with 2pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Impreza WRX 01+
Fitment Issues: Rear dust guard lip removal
"Dogbone" adapter bracket or suitable backing plate required
16" WRX rim or similar to clear (SG XT 16/17" rim clears, SH XT rim does not clear)
Suitable for: SF, SG

5. 316x20 vented rotor with 2pot caliper (Brembo)
Stock fitment on: Impreza STI 02+
Fitment Issues: Rear dust guard lip removal
"Dogbone" adapter bracket or suitable backing plate required
17" GDB STI rim or similar to clear.
Rotor (DBA2657) required for adaption to 170mm handbrake from STI 190mm.
Longer brake line (WRX, STI or LibGT)
Suitable for: SF, SG

Notes:
*Rear 2pot (wrx 01-07/sti 02-07) caliper fitment on SH rear requires custom dogbones to fit.
**Liberty GT has a 2pot or 4pot calipers in these years (unconfirmed)
***Confirmed for Liberty version

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 Post subject: Re: The Forester Brake FAQ: What fits on which and associated is
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:40 am 
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 Post subject: Re: The Forester Brake FAQ: What fits on which and associated is
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:42 am 
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waali wrote:

Rear Upgrades (in order of rotor size)

1. 266x18 vented rotor with 1pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Impreza WRX/STI 99-00
Fitment Issues: Rear dust guard lip removal
Suitable for: SF, SG



Also std fitment on gen2 GT Legacy

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 Post subject: Re: The Forester Brake FAQ: What fits on which and associated is
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:52 am 
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Robbks wrote:
waali wrote:

Rear Upgrades (in order of rotor size)

1. 266x18 vented rotor with 1pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Impreza WRX/STI 99-00
Fitment Issues: Rear dust guard lip removal
Suitable for: SF, SG



Also std fitment on gen2 GT Legacy

Updated, thanks Rob

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 Post subject: Re: Forester Brake Upgrade Technical FAQ
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:03 am 
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waali wrote:
Rear Upgrades (in order of rotor size)

3. 290x18 vented rotor with 1pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Forester SH, Outback H6 02+, Liberty GT 05+
Fitment Issues: Rear dust guard lip removal
Longer brake line***
Suitable for: SF, SG


These are fitted to the AUDM 01-02 Liberty B4 too :)

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 Post subject: Re: Forester Brake Upgrade Technical FAQ
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:19 am 
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TMWNN wrote:
waali wrote:
Rear Upgrades (in order of rotor size)

3. 290x18 vented rotor with 1pot caliper
Stock fitment on: Forester SH, Outback H6 02+, Liberty GT 05+
Fitment Issues: Rear dust guard lip removal
Longer brake line***
Suitable for: SF, SG


These are fitted to the AUDM 01-02 Liberty B4 too :)

Ammended :thumbs: :drinks:

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 Post subject: Re: Forester Brake Upgrade Technical FAQ
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:39 am 
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And none of those are suitable for the SH?

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 Post subject: Re: Forester Brake Upgrade Technical FAQ
PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:53 am 
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Forester SH (09+): All AUDM models*

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*Unsure of fitment on this model for any of the mentioned upgrades, included as informational only at this time with no references in suitability lists

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 Post subject: Re: Forester Brake Upgrade Technical FAQ
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:40 pm 
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Who has the SH info. Would love to know this as I have just started this research :)

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 Post subject: Re: Forester Brake Upgrade Technical FAQ
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:47 pm 
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There's SH rotor upgrade and part number info in the sticky thread:

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