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Old 07-12-2012, 04:17 PM   #84231
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:55 PM   #84232
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I wasn't going to buy an $8k car with rear drums, certainly won't on a more expensive one. Interesting, 2011+ V6 stang has basically identical mileage numbers to the Focus...
I still dont get this. You dont do any sort of performance driving that requires the use of rear discs, as I already said before even most track use wouldn't require discs unless you were on R-Comps.

at which point I'd rather do recaros, full suspension, full wilwood brakes f&r, a tune, intake, exhaust and race tires/wheels for the same price or cheaper than a bone stock sonic RS
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I still dont get this. You dont do any sort of performance driving that requires the use of rear discs, as I already said before even most track use wouldn't require discs unless you were on R-Comps.

at which point I'd rather do recaros, full suspension, full wilwood brakes f&r, a tune, intake, exhaust and race tires/wheels for the same price or cheaper than a bone stock sonic RS
okay this too much work
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Old 07-12-2012, 05:39 PM   #84234
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klod, some people just be hating on the drum.
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okay this too much work
what is?

you could do all that in a day on a brand new car if you took your time.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:06 PM   #84237
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I still dont get this. You dont do any sort of performance driving that requires the use of rear discs, as I already said before even most track use wouldn't require discs unless you were on R-Comps.

at which point I'd rather do recaros, full suspension, full wilwood brakes f&r, a tune, intake, exhaust and race tires/wheels for the same price or cheaper than a bone stock sonic RS
I think you forget there is a junkyard motor in my car, (hence why it's not more modded, that $2k setback...) The original one was starved of oil in a corner... I don't trust this motor, and am honestly afraid to drive the car hard. (Even after 20k put on this motor.)

I drove the SVTF on Grattan about 5 times, is that hard enough? (Not the coned autocross.) I overheated the stock brakes on my SVTF in the UP chasing the Rally, and raging roads north of Houghton. (That day I walked two STis, a C4S4 and a B5 S4 on 26) and that's why I went to Centric rotors and hawk pads on that car. I've driven this car on Waterford Hills after I drove the Yellow Jacket SRT Challenger, and a couple 392 SRT Chargers there for Automobile magazine.

The next car I buy will get tracked, I just don't want to put a 3rd motor in this car, and honestly, since that 2nd motor went in, I have had no urge to mod this car. I'm just now getting it paid down enough to be able to dump it off.

Also I stated that I hate the way drums look, and don't like them, do I need to give more reasons?

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Old 07-12-2012, 08:24 PM   #84238
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I think you forget there is a junkyard motor in my car, (hence why it's not more modded, that $2k setback...) The original one was starved of oil in a corner... I don't trust this motor, and am honestly afraid to drive the car hard. (Even after 20k put on this motor.)

I drove the SVTF on Grattan about 5 times, is that hard enough? (Not the coned autocross.) I overheated the stock brakes on my SVTF in the UP chasing the Rally, and raging roads north of Houghton. (That day I walked two STis, a C4S4 and a B5 S4 on 26) and that's why I went to Centric rotors and hawk pads on that car. I've driven this car on Waterford Hills after I drove the Yellow Jacket SRT Challenger, and a couple 392 SRT Chargers there for Automobile magazine.

The next car I buy will get tracked, I just don't want to put a 3rd motor in this car, and honestly, since that 2nd motor went in, I have had no urge to mod this car. I'm just now getting it paid down enough to be able to dump it off.

Also I stated that I hate the way drums look, and don't like them, do I need to give more reasons?

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so what you're saying is you miss your svt
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If it weren't yellow, I'd still have it. In fact if dip your car was around back then, I'd probably have a matte white one...
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If it weren't yellow, I'd still have it. In fact if dip your car was around back then, I'd probably have a matte white one...
haha, i liked the yellow
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