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Old 03-23-2017, 01:08 PM
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Re: Direct bolt-on calipers

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I'd be happy with 4-pots, since I just got some 17s, lol...

But on this car, 6-pots are probably overkill in stock trim. I have a 2004 Saturn VUE with the Honda 3.5 24V V6 with a 5-speed auto, and that vehicle is MUCH more responsive to drive than my SVX. I think the Honda 3.5 is rated at 250hp, so it has more hp than the SVX, but the VUE just gets up and goes without too much effort. On the SVX, it has a much more leisurely acceleration pace, unless you mash the gas pedal. That's fine by me, it's not really a sports car, more of a sports tourer, and for that it does a great job!
Try driving a manual transmission SVX; completely different animal. With the 4EAT engine revs are soaked up by the torque converter first, but with the 6-speed the SVX is more jumpy than my Legacy in Sport Sharp drive mode.
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:11 PM
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Re: Direct bolt-on calipers

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Try driving a manual transmission SVX; completely different animal. With the 4EAT engine revs are soaked up by the torque converter first, but with the 6-speed the SVX is more jumpy than my Legacy in Sport Sharp drive mode.
Yeah, given a choice in this car, I'd much rather have a manual than the automatic. But since they didn't come with manuals in the States, it is what it is. I'm okay with that, I have the VUE, two Triumph motorcycles, numerous firearms, one daughter doing grad school in Ireland, and another one ready to graduate from the University of Hawaii, so it's not like I don't have other things to spend my limited funds on, lol...
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:59 AM
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Re: Direct bolt-on calipers

I agree 4/2 is good and will do great on the svx, 6 is just for looks/overkill, I would do it if money would let me, but not required.

And ya with a manual, especially 6 speed this svx wakes up you will never look at the car the same. If I can make it to the 25th meet I would let people drive to see for themselves.
I have the engine, I just need to drop it in, I should swap over my waterpump/timing belt as mine are new and I don't know anything about these but water pump gasket isn't in my current budget lmao.
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Re: Direct bolt-on calipers

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Ryan Clark, not sure if he is on the forum here, is working on an adapter that will bolt up with cheap 4 pots that can be found here.

I don't know if your famaliar with some of the wrx community happenings, but caddilac has a very cheap brembo that bolts up to wrx's with a simple adapter that is now easy to get, I believe with a adapter those cheap brembos should work with the svx
Yea, I am here. The caddy brembos require a bracket and a 355mm rotor. Project is on hold while I get my svx ready for car season.
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