Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum - Reply to Topic
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack > SVT rear brake lines

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Thread: SVT rear brake lines Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST 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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
12-23-2008 10:36 AM
b16sir1991 The stock setup has a hard line in between the two stainless ones and that hard line cant be bought from Ford. It would have to be made. Russell can make you a one piece like came with your kit if you like, just contact them. You cannot use that part number that he provided unless you can make a hard line to go with it. FRPP did that to make it an easier install and use just one line. They dont brake heavy in the rear, if it does, you have something not working properly.
12-23-2008 09:56 AM
viney266 I don't have ABS or traction control EITHER... Learn to apply proper pressure to the pedal...I'm not trying to be cruel, I'm serious. I HATE ABS with a passion, I could have bought my focus wagon with rear disks, but it came with TCS and ABS and I didn't want it. So, I exchanged my drums with a full SVT set-up.

I don't mean to be cocky, but our cars don't stop that hard. You need to work on pedal modulation... I roadraced for 12 years, and when I started to the time I stopped, I learned ALOT. That doesn't mean you need to go racing, but trust me, the focus doesn't need gadgets to make it stop well, all those things are a crutch.
12-23-2008 12:47 AM
dullishpage well i don't have abs or traction control, so my brakes lock up easy.
12-23-2008 12:29 AM
viney266 I did the SVT brake swap back in 2004. I also did stainless lines with mine at the same time.

1.) No need for a proportioning valve, they work just fine
2.) 20-30% better braking than stock, nice improvement over stock for not a fortune, plus you can still fit 16" rims for winter tires on the car ( I do).
12-23-2008 12:18 AM
zetec101 thanks im a look into the lines do notice a difference in the stopping or feel?
12-22-2008 08:28 AM
dullishpage do you think your going to need prop valves since doing the swap to disk brakes. I'm thinking about it myself, seems like a little too much breaking in the rear.
12-22-2008 03:20 AM
CopperMach Since you have an SVT focus you should already have the hard line shown in the first two pictures.
12-22-2008 03:19 AM
CopperMach Russell braided stainless steel lines. Part#693370. It is for the SVT focus or anyone who has put rear disc brakes on their focus.
12-22-2008 01:40 AM
zetec101 wat kind of lines r they?
12-20-2008 04:41 PM
CopperMach Ok I installed my braided lines on my car a couple weeks ago. Took me a little while to get around to posting the photo's. Just happened that the day after I made the pieces to make it work an SVT focus came into the shop. It already had braided lines on it. I took pictures of it as well to show what the setup is suppose to look like. I basically just copied the path that the single rubber line takes that comes with the svt rear brake kit for my car.

This is the SVT Setup:


This is the route that the rubber line that comes with the SVT rear kit takes:

I made up a couple of hard lines to connect the two pieces of the braided rear brake line. They are just under 3" long and have a bubble-flare on both ends.

Connecting the two lines together makes it a little longer than the rubber line but it works well:

Once installed on the vehicle it looks like:

It is working great on my car. Had I taken a look at the SVT focus setup before I had already made up my lines I might have tried to follow the route that it was intended to go. However my way is definetely easier. Hope this helps anyone who had questions about the installation of the two piece setup on a vehicle that did not come equiped with the hard line.
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:43 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. 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 Cadillac ATS-V, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.