Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - MK1 rear disk brake kit recommendations ?
View Single Post
Old 12-17-2012, 04:51 PM   #7
gondorian
Focus Enthusiast
 
gondorian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Fan#: 105695
Location: Kewanee, IL
What I Drive: 2004 2.3 wagon 5spd, Chevy C1500

Posts: 477
Points 2,311, Level 29
Points: 2,311, Level: 29 Points: 2,311, Level: 29 Points: 2,311, Level: 29
Level Up 8% Completed
Level up: 8% Level up: 8% Level up: 8%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 7 gondorian Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
+1 elsolo. The brakes can only give as much stopping power as the tires will provide, so if your current drums will lock up your wheels then disks won't help you stop better. The only difference is that they look cooler and probably are slightly cooler (loose heat faster). SVT swap is the way to go if you can find it. But keep in mind you won't be able to run 15's or 14's for winter tires anymore if you care about that sort of thing.
gondorian is offline  
    Reply With Quote