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I was told that the front knuckles of the Brighton / L could house the WRX front calipers if I got the brackets for the WRX. Is this true? If so I would like to know seeing as I can get all the needed parts for cheap at my work and have been dying to get better brakes.

thanks in advance.
 

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Now I can get the whole wrx caliper with the bracket, pads, and rotors from work. Anything else for the front that I would need? as for the rear it would be a whole rear disc conversion and then the wrx brakes installed.
 

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You should also change to a bigger master cylinder too, but not required. I want to swap to the bigger master cylinder on mine, the brakes are just to touchy without it. With the stock L MC its like, no brakes... no brakes... little bit of brakes... lock up lol. I did the rear swap too, so i am not sure if it will be the same on just your swap seeing how you are just doing the front.

I just did this swap on my 94l Unbolt old stuff install new stuff. Very simple swap, huge upgrade on the brakes.
 

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thanks guys. Also, if i swap out the MC would I have to pre bleed it or something?

and as for the rears, would WRX rear knuckles bolt RIGHT up to my rear suspension and the rear axles? or should I get the rear knuckles that have rear disc and go from there?
 

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thanks guys. Also, if i swap out the MC would I have to pre bleed it or something?

and as for the rears, would WRX rear knuckles bolt RIGHT up to my rear suspension and the rear axles? or should I get the rear knuckles that have rear disc and go from there?
I would suggest always bench bleeding a MC (new or used) before install.

On my rs I upgraded the rear disk to the two pot by changing the dust shield/ backing plate assembly that mounts to the knuckle. I assume that the drum brake dust shield will unbolt from the knuckle the same way the disk one does. But I have not been able to find a part number for rear knuckles that was used on a car with drums and another with disks. So I don't know what differences there could be between a drum brake knuckle and a disk brake knuckle that would prevent a disk dust shield from mounting to a drum brake knuckle.
 
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