pedal travel issue after rear disc conversion? - Page 2 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus ST > Focus ST EcoBoost Performance (2013-Current)

Focus ST EcoBoost Performance (2013-Current) The place to chat about the 2.0L EcoBoost engine performance, tuning and exhaust related upgrades.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    


LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-04-2009, 09:39 AM   #11
Focus Fanatic
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 142 Geezer Excellent Standing Member Geezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
We know that many people have replaced rear drums with rotors without the mentioned problem. I'm guessing, that not many of those (if any) had ABS. You mentioned you removed the ABS system. I don't know what's involved in doing so, having never done it, but I'm guessing some new plumbing was in order to replace what was removed or bypassed. Was this properly sized? Is it all solid tubing? If it were me, and the ABS replacement plumbing is correct, I'd focus my attention to the master cylinder and the bias bar.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 09-04-2009, 09:42 AM   #12
Focus Addict
tb1999's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Fan#: 44261
Location: Northern NJ, NJ
What I Drive: '05 ZX3 D2.3 & '03 Jag S-TYPE 4.2L

Posts: 1,238
Points 28,106, Level 98
Points: 28,106, Level: 98 Points: 28,106, Level: 98 Points: 28,106, Level: 98
Level Up 76% Completed
Level up: 76% Level up: 76% Level up: 76%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 48 tb1999 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
Originally Posted by runfocusrun View Post
Isn't there a simple way to just adjust the pedal ?? I'm just guessing here. Also IMO if you have OEM ABS why change for a non ABS, just my .02c's
SCCA class rules, some allow ABS, some don't.

I'm not a big fan of ABS for competition events, it's a great feature on the road for emergency manouvers or unexpected road conditions, but it has only marginal benefits on track.

Even if I were running a class that allowed it, I'd rather ditch the 10 lbs by removing the pump/valve block.

As for the pedal adjustment, there is no simple adjustment. and it's not just the pedal height that's a problem, it's the total distance of travel.

If I adjust it to have the depressed position higher, then it's at rest location would be that much higher too...

I've already lowered the throttle pedal a bit by adjusting the cable mounting, but if I have to correct the brake pedal, it will be a bit more complicated.

If I don't get any better ideas on this post, I'll probably try modifyng the pivot points on the pedal to move the attachment point for the pedal rod that actuates the booster/master cyl.

Anyone have an extra brake pedal floating around?

(FF BST Thread) >
tb1999 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Focus Centennial Edition Sedan
Your real name.
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear disc conversion on wagon? Focus_Happy Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis 4 05-08-2009 10:07 AM
rear disc conversion.... lolocaust Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis 14 11-15-2007 09:01 AM
Finished Rear disc conversion.....FINALLY !! *pics* yachtmechanic Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis 18 03-15-2007 06:56 PM
New Volkswagen Rabbit!! nomoreavril General Car Chat Lounge 30 06-29-2006 11:55 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:18 AM.

Copyright 2002-2015 All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.


Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1