Easy EJ hub and axle swap - keep XT6 brakes and ebrake

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Easy EJ hub and axle swap - keep XT6 brakes and ebrake

Postby grossgary on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:14 pm

Most EJ brackets have too wide of pin spacing for XT6 calipers, complicating an otherwise simple solution for axles and knuckles.

But today I found one that works. I installed XT6 front calipers onto EJ caliper brackets. So this means we can easily use EJ knuckles and axles while keeping the XT6 calipers which have the ebrake integrated.

1.1993 FWD Impreza caliper brackets
2. Remove the caliper pin and install the XT6 pin (XT6 pin is larger diameter)
3. install XT6 caliper onto EJ bracket

There are probably other EJ brackets that are the same.

Parts maintenance would then be:

93 fwd Impreza brake pad retaining clips
93 fwd Impreza brake pads
XT6 caliper slide pins and boots
XT6 caliper
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Re: Easy EJ hub and axle swap - keep XT6 brakes and ebrake

Postby RhodyM20 on Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:13 pm

Wow. Thanks Gary. I'm not doing the camber adjustment at the moment, but if/when I do, I'll be sure to use this approach.
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Re: Easy EJ hub and axle swap - keep XT6 brakes and ebrake

Postby grossgary on Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:28 am

Still need to determine rotor size and make sure these Impreza brackets clear XT6 rotors. Everything I see says they're both 242mm so should be fine but Russ says the imp rotors are too small and that dude knows Subarus well. I think I have a spare rotor at home to check.

alternate attempt would be to try Impreza rotors.
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