2007 Forester XT 4EAT-VTD
Other than the calipers and pads, what other items are required to do the complete conversion on my '07 FXT?
Having not disected this part of the car yet (1) do the hubs hold the bearings - as in pressed in and (2) do the hub assemblies have the WRX dust shields attached?Why not try to find some WRX rear hubs instead of an adapter?
Make sure you don't let the master cylinder reservoir get empty while changing the lines. I did and ended up having to bleed it which is a pain compared to just bleeding calipers.I would so SS lines at the same time - good to know about the differences of the WRX vs. FXT lines.
So, I would be installing WRX shields on the FXT hubs? IIRC, the shields are spot-welded on, yes? Not having the shields would bug me so I will do what is needed to get them on.you can run the Kartboy adapter bracket and simply trim your dust shields (drill out welds and remove)
or you can just pickup a set of 07 WRX rear backing plates. The second option requires more work as you'll need to reassemble the rear hubs with the new backing plates using your existing e-brake parts and such. This method allows you to retain the dust shields though, and prevent potential brake pad hyrdo-planing.