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10-02-2012 09:37 PM
Geezer
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Originally Posted by Sniperx View Post
Who makes THE BEST performance pads and shoes for them?
Mintex AF for a good performance street setup or Porterfield R4S for street, autcross or light lapping. These are the only companies that make matched front and rear pad/shoe sets that I'm aware of.
10-02-2012 09:11 PM
Rob axel THAT is a good question!!! I have been reading a lot of conflicting stories about this store and that store...either the pads are the "same" or they are totally different..including discs.... Very frustrating!
I have read good things about NAPA's middle performance pads.....not really sure...like I said, Im gonna put the shoes on the rear, replace ALL the fluid, bleed it good. If there is any difference I will post it,, I may actually get a "different" set of pads and see if that makes any change...it would be worth the 30 bucks to see..hell I can always return the others since they have a "lifetime" guarantee.. I mean it they dont work properly, they dont work properly....
10-01-2012 10:41 AM
Sniperx Who makes THE BEST performance pads and shoes for them?
09-28-2012 10:24 PM
Geezer
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Originally Posted by Rob axel View Post
I have a 03 SE non-ABS no traction control Zetec I am looking at upgrading the front brakes....After reading this thread I found this...
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FMS-M-2300-SVTF4/All/
$600... and from what I can see, direct bolt on...no mods...
I was looking at salvage yards...trying to obtain BETTER performing brakes than what I have...I am not into high performance....I just want the car to stop when you apply pressure to the pedal...
It says "use with rear disc brakes set up"....dont see any reason why you cant install on w/ rear drums?
Good braking is obtainable from the stock setup. There are components that can make it work better such as street performance pads and/or shoes plus fresh brake fluid (importance is often overlooked) and possibly an upgrade to braided brake lines (improves pedal feel). If rotors or drums are worn they should be replaced with good quality OE parts. There's no need for drilled, slotted or for that matter, oversized rotors.
09-28-2012 10:16 PM
Geezer
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I'm not sure why it says that the "must be used with rear disks". I have defiantly done sketchier things to my cars... But 600 is a bunch of cash to throw at brakes.

It's for brake bias reasons. Brake bias is generally based on a number of variables including net weight, weight distribution, gross weight, speed, etc.
09-28-2012 09:38 PM
felixthecat
My foot is playing w/ pressure & not distance

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I'm not sure why it says that the "must be used with rear disks". I have defiantly done sketchier things to my cars... But 600 is a bunch of cash to throw at brakes.
Thats cheap if it keeps you out of an acciendent & all the hassells & issues that go w/ it. From 10'' to 11.8'' & bigger calipers is great & thats with new Ford parts. I'd add a set of stainless steel lines to that. I have 13'' & 11.75'' brakes just to say. My foot is playing w/ pressure & not distance.
09-28-2012 08:31 PM
_ANTI I'm not sure why it says that the "must be used with rear disks". I have defiantly done sketchier things to my cars... But 600 is a bunch of cash to throw at brakes.
09-28-2012 05:56 PM
Sniperx
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Originally Posted by Rob axel View Post
I have a 03 SE non-ABS no traction control Zetec I am looking at upgrading the front brakes....After reading this thread I found this...
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FMS-M-2300-SVTF4/All/
$600... and from what I can see, direct bolt on...no mods...
I was looking at salvage yards...trying to obtain BETTER performing brakes than what I have...I am not into high performance....I just want the car to stop when you apply pressure to the pedal...
It says "use with rear disc brakes set up"....dont see any reason why you cant install on w/ rear drums?
That looks like a kit to upgrade stock NON SVT brakes to SVT brakes. I want to do that to mine. I also want to do the rear discs for mine too.
09-28-2012 05:45 PM
Rob axel I have a 03 SE non-ABS no traction control Zetec I am looking at upgrading the front brakes....After reading this thread I found this...
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FMS-M-2300-SVTF4/All/
$600... and from what I can see, direct bolt on...no mods...
I was looking at salvage yards...trying to obtain BETTER performing brakes than what I have...I am not into high performance....I just want the car to stop when you apply pressure to the pedal...
It says "use with rear disc brakes set up"....dont see any reason why you cant install on w/ rear drums?
06-18-2012 09:58 PM
Blue5ive
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Originally Posted by Sniperx View Post
OK OK OK! I am all confused now man! I have a 2004 ZX3 hatch zetec and want to do a full SVT front and REAR brake set up on it. Will it ALL bolt right up including the suspension?
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
Yes it'll all bolt on.^^^^ Now the bad news= the rear kit has been discountined. So you'll have to look at used parts. svt=11'' rotors/ st=10'' rotors.
More bad news. Ford has also discontinued the front knuckles so you cannot piece together a new kit. Options are: you can buy a new complete svt front brake kit that bolts up to any 00-04 model from Tousley Ford for about $485+ shipping. Only 8-10 left and Ford does not make them anymore. Or you can buy a used front kit. For the rear you can use any rear disc brake setup from any 00-07 focus but you need the complete rear kit most critical being the caliper mounting brackets. There is also a Baer rear kit for $600+ that uses 12" rotors but uses '98 chevy calipers on a custom bracket.
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