As I chimed in the new year, I was land locked at my house for its start with my brakes stuck on, it was not smart to travel more than required even after my attempts to Macgyver the situation After the temps returned to around freezing after the polar vortex it was finally time to install the parts that arrived. I forget the camera settings of the camera.  After this was taken I swear was not home other than to sleep for the whole next week.  It was harder to figure out the name of this track than expected! then had to go to a cover so that that it was long enough for the video. Thanks for the help Ray

Noticed my brake was dragging and couldn’t determine if was the e-brake (drum) or disc brake sticking. Well I found out too late when the pad ran out of compound on the outer side and could see gouging in the rotors. Goal was to diagnose the issue and get parts list. Meanwhile making the thing have more pad to drag out, basically buy time and make it work better than does now. The caliper failed by corrosion / rust most likely making the piston not release after hydraulics squeeze it tight. Although this is more costly than it being parking brake(drum), I’m sort of relieved not from me playing in the snow

With some information dug up from the forums I tonight collected the needed brake upgrade for my car. More info found here and here. This will allow me to run about 1 inch large rotors all around, just by getting the proper caliper mounting brackets used on the cars that ran these rotors stock.  The benefit of this upgrade is I can reuse my 2 pot front and rear calipers and run wrx pads all around.  From rockauto.com I was able to source all of the needed brackets for 79 bucks for this upgrade. Then picked the rotors and pads of my choice.   Before After Front 10.1 11.5 (2002 Impreza WRX) Rear 10.4 11.4 (2001 Legacy) This should be a fairly nice upgrade for the money.  Next we wait for packages and the next warm day, then is when the real fun comes into the room.. bedding the brakes…

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