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Scoobymods Guy
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I read it over, made a few additions and changes. I also finally got a chance to wash the car and take some pics with the wheels on and added them to the page. They look something like this. So far I've pretty pleased with the results. I did do SS brake lines at the same time and I'm sure that helps some but the pedal feels solid and the brakes seem to bite quicker.
 

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Really nice presentation on that. I'll be using that info hopefully this weekend. If my parts get in on time, which is hard to say. Thanks for the time and effort, I'm sure plenty of people will find it to be a godsend when something goes wrong.

AJ
 

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remember if you can't get all the air out of the brake lines try turning the caliper upside down and bleed them. I had to do this to get all the air out... just don't forget to leave them on the disc cuz it sucks to have to pry them apart. ;) ok that's all i know...

wish i had this resource about 4 months ago when i did mine and it took like 2 days since i didn't know what, when, where, who, why or how to do anything. But i'm lovin them now..
 

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Scoobymods Guy
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As Josh will attest, you must put the caliper on with the bleeder valve UP or you won't be able to properly bleed them. I don't remember if I put that in the instructions or not but I will if I didn't.
 

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great job as always peaty! for what its worth, the only 15" wheels that will clear the 4-pots are the Raceline RL-7s. the speedline one (i forget what its called, but the other rally wheel often used on subarus) clears it too i think, but i'm not sure. i know for a fact that the RL-7s clear it.
 

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Scoobymods Guy
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Thanks I'll add that info to the page too. I've also updated to include the bleeder position. Can't believe I forgot to do that.
 

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10th Warrior said:
great job as always peaty! for what its worth, the only 15" wheels that will clear the 4-pots are the Raceline RL-7s. the speedline one (i forget what its called, but the other rally wheel often used on subarus) clears it too i think, but i'm not sure. i know for a fact that the RL-7s clear it.
i wasn wondering if there was anything smaller than the 98-01 RS wheel that cleared the 4 pot calipers...thanks! i had lost all hope on fitting smaller wheels to my car. :biggest: anyone know the speedline equivalent?

also, do NOT use ANY KIND of wheel cleaner on your car once the 4 pots are on, or you will be sorry when your 4 pots will turn sickly green. :barf: i unfortunately learned the hard way...
 

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Scoobymods Guy
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I have to agree on the wheel cleaner. For 5 years I formulated and worked with Aerosols. I was at a copacker that also made that Armorall spray wheel cleaner. The tanks they kept the stuff in were made out of fiberglass. Normally things are batched in Stainless Steel. However they discovered the hard way the wheel cleaner started eating away at the metal. Even the aerosol can had to be of a special type to prevent pin holes from forming. Simple green is the strongest I'd use on my wheels. Even so just plain old soap and water w/ some elbow grease is the best IMHO.

Peaty
 
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