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#1 2017-07-14 13:44:28

Silveraero92x
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Rear Brake upgrade - Choosing the correct brake adapter

I have a 2006 Saab 9-2 X Aero and I am trying to up grade the rear brakes with a set up 2POT calipers . The issue is I need to utilize a set of brake adapters but I am having allot of difficulty figuring out which adapter will fit my car. The 2 choices I have are the Torque solution TS-SU-317 or the Kart Boy KB016. Does anyone have any experience with this?


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#2 2017-07-14 14:26:30

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Re: Rear Brake upgrade - Choosing the correct brake adapter

I would suggest a H6 upgrade instead.  Even when I went bbk on the fronts I was fine with the h6 upgrade for the rears to maintain brake bias.


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#3 2017-07-14 15:51:42

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Re: Rear Brake upgrade - Choosing the correct brake adapter

itsnotmeitsyou wrote:

I would suggest a H6 upgrade instead.  Even when I went bbk on the fronts I was fine with the h6 upgrade for the rears to maintain brake bias.

I can vouch for this as well - I did the H6 upgrade on my car, too and was able to notice a difference with stock front brakes.

It's also supremely cheap to do - all you need is the rear rotors, pads, caliper brackets, caliper pins/bellows, and hardware kit for a 2004 Outback H6, and to cut off your splash shields. RockAuto has this stuff:
2x CARLSON 14149 Caliper guide pin set: $10.92
1x CARLSON 16083 Pin Boot Kit: $3.48
1x POWER STOP KOE3124 - includes rotors, pads and hardware kit: $69.79
2x A-1 CARDONE 141605 Caliper brackets: $37.76

Because of the brake bias being so heavily favoring the front brakes, I'd bet good money that you would not be able to tell the difference between this setup and the 2-pot one. The difference is that the complete H6 setup is $123 + shipping from RockAuto. I doubt that ONE of your 2-pot conversion brackets is that inexpensive.


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#4 2017-07-14 15:58:41

Silveraero92x
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Re: Rear Brake upgrade - Choosing the correct brake adapter

Thank you! I wish I had put this question on this forum before I bought all the parts. I already have done the 4pot upgrade on the front and I own the 06 WRX TR rear calipers . Everything was going great until I tried to install the rears and they wouldn't fit. Its looking like Kartboy is the only option and their return policy is brutal.


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#5 2017-07-15 01:16:10

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Re: Rear Brake upgrade - Choosing the correct brake adapter

You should only need the kartboy brackets/adapters and the correct rotors.

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#6 2017-07-15 11:29:37

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Re: Rear Brake upgrade - Choosing the correct brake adapter

I'll also recommend the H6 upgrade.  Easy, cheap, and works.  I updated my Linear with Aero-sized front brakes and H6 rear.  The front was not smooth because suppliers had incorrect information.  Adapter brackets did not work.  I needed to get calipers with brackets. 

Of course, you're already past that, but hopefully this will help the next person.


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#7 2017-07-17 15:36:04

Silveraero92x
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Re: Rear Brake upgrade - Choosing the correct brake adapter

Well live and learn. I've ordered the Kartboy adaptors and I already have the 2pot rear calipers so hopefully its smooth sailing from here on out.


We'll see.


Thanks again!


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