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Old 11-23-2012, 12:03 AM   #1
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Smaller rear disc brakes?

I prefer to have disc brakes all the way around on my zx3. I have used toe SVT conversion kit on a previous zx3, and I liked the kit, but I dont like the idea of having to run 17 inch wheels again.

I have a friend who has, I believe, an 01 sedan that has rear disc brakes. He is running 16 inch wheels, and it looks like he could run a 14 inch steel wheel over those rear disc, without any clearance issues.

I was wanting to look into a small disc brake setup like this, but I was wandering if there is a kit available, or if I would have to try my luck at a junkyard for the parts? Any information about kits, or the model type which these brakes came would be appreciated.


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Old 11-23-2012, 01:39 AM   #2
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I think your best bet would be to find a zts sedan in which I think most had disc rears on them.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:37 AM   #3
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It's the front discs and calipers that dictate needing 16" or larger wheels on an Svt, not the back. I've already fit 15" wheels over the rear discs on my car without any trouble so you shouldn't have any problem running an SVT kit in the back.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:47 AM   #4
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I purchased the ford racing Svt rear brake kit a few years ago for the car seen in my avatar. I was running 17x7 wheels and I didn't have much room between the caliper and the wheel. I never tried to install a smaller wheel, but it didn't look like it would fit smaller than a 16. Now obviously since I never tried, i cant be sure for myself, but that is good information.

What is everyones preference to rear disc brakes for braking capabilities. Would it perform ok with the zts rear brakes, or would it perform better by putting full Svt front and rear brakes on it, and putting 17s on it, although I don't want to risk bending wheels like my last zx3. It is more of a daily driver, with occasional weekend racing when the weather permits.
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SVT rear disc will fit most 15" easily.
the Advancetrac rear disc will fit 14" wheels.

obviously SVT brakes will perform better than regular brakes. It is debatable if the advance trac rear perform better than the drums (unless in a track day situation where heat is a real issue)
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obviously SVT brakes will perform better than regular brakes. It is debatable if the advance trac rear perform better than the drums (unless in a track day situation where heat is a real issue)
Yeah, I bought some advance trac rears a few months ago and I haven't noticed much better stopping power over my old drums, if any.
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Thanks for the helpful info about the brakes, and the wheel fitments. It looks like I will be setting aside some money, and just doing a full SVT brake swap front and rear.

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