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07-27-2007 08:35 AM
jestercow
Master Cylinder

Just to revive an old post, if anyone's interested...I just looked up the two part #'s, and the SVT and non-SVT use the same master cylinder.
02-20-2005 10:25 AM
dejomo good thread... I am planning on doing the same thing just due to the outrageous cost of aftermarket rear brake systems
11-10-2004 06:55 PM
drtyzx3 hey man, i've got disc brakes on the back of my zx3 stock along with traction control, i was just curious how big are the back rotors of the svt? i have know idea how big mine are.
11-10-2004 04:42 PM
crazymechanic just call the dealership and ask for part #s
11-10-2004 02:44 PM
petik I've been looking around for an SVT master cylinder but all i see on like www.1stfordparts.com is master cylinder for all 00-04 focus models. Does that mean the svt master cylinder is the same? Can anyone confirm this? Also, would that suggest that maybe there is no need for a brake biasing valve?
07-28-2004 05:23 PM
l88m22vette I have not yet looked into a brake biasing valve, but that is on my list along with the braided lines and and SVT MC. I haven't getten my parking brakes working yet, just because I haven't had time this week to dive under it, but I want to try to get it done within a week. There is definetly a difference in brake power, as my car stops just as smoothly as before, but only much quicker; I've actually had to adjust how soon I step on the brake, because I was braking short for the first day or two. Sorry again about the double post. When I got the parts, they were the four full assemblies, so I had to disassemble them to get the stuff on the car, and then reassemble them; aside from the problems I mentioned, it really was a straight bolt-on, requiring only a little elbow grease and time to get on. About the only thing I'm going to have to keep in mind from this point on is that I'll need to make sure I always get SVT brake stuff (pads, etc). I've attached a pic of what I bought, except I did not get the entire rear
suspension.

07-28-2004 12:21 PM
Hubris This (like with any) brake upgrade isn't going to be evident (beyond the good looks) until you start pushing the car....specifically doing repeated hard braking. I doubt you'd notice a difference stabbing the brakes for a red light....but if you ran up to 120mph and did a panic stop a couple times I'm positive the SVT brakes would be a night and day difference than stock Zetec.

I'd be curious to know if the SVT master cylinder is much different than the standard Zetec. Are you sure there is a brake bias adjuster in the SVT? If you swap the same parts from the SVT to the Zetec, it'll work the same. If you needed a manual valve to control brake bias on the SVT, I'd definately want to use it when the swap is done too.
07-28-2004 12:09 PM
bowersdaazian looks good. Is it a noticable difference between your old system?
07-28-2004 12:05 PM
Egz Drums and disc brakes in the back require different brake pressures. It could be clamping too hard to too little.
07-28-2004 10:09 AM
Hubris I didn't even know the SVT had one. Why would it be needed on an OEM system, where the rotor size and piston details are known? I would think Ford would just design the system to work as-is...although giving adjustability is nice.

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Did you get the brake biasing valve as well?
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