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01-23-2013 10:07 AM
American Henchman can you screen capture your rock auto cart. i am too lazy to look all the items up individually and would rather just copy the descriptions that you have.
01-14-2013 06:18 PM
badazz2010focus Hey adam I was piecing together one from rock auto but I ran into a snag....something about spindles from another member. It looked like they had almost everything.
01-14-2013 04:01 PM
Justinr666 There is a website i have been looking at for the past week, and they have reasr brake conversion kits... about 1500$ from a company called k-sports. They have two kits, one says oem handbrake wont work. they other kits says it will. check it out if you want.
http://www.andysautosport.com/ford/2...ftr=all&page=2
12-29-2012 03:07 PM
gtferrari ive heard 05-07 st will work but what about a zws brake setup work or one from a zts?
12-27-2012 01:23 PM
mac.mogul I have a conversion kit as well that i plan to install next year, but the ebrake issue is a big deal to me and I'm really just waiting to see what others are doing to ensure 100% functionality and safety.
12-27-2012 12:40 PM
GO.army.1969
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Originally Posted by DarderSauce View Post
What fun is an E-brake if you can't use it to @$$ drag in the winter?
You think that is fun you should try them plastic trays from any fast food place put one under each rear tire pull e-brake and go lol hold on This is not safe but very fun
12-27-2012 06:32 AM
DarderSauce Make that 2


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I am however having some trouble getting my parking break to work. Seems like no matter how hard I tighten the nut to the cable and how hard I lift, the rear disks just don't seem to want to pinch the brakes together. I haven't had a chance to look at it since the original install but plan on doing it soon. What fun is an E-brake if you can't use it to @$$ drag in the winter?
12-24-2012 05:23 PM
VonKrause

Why yes, yes it is.

I did mine about 2 years ago, sadly there was a kit, but ford stopped making some of the parts in it so it has been discontinued. HOWEVER if you find a wrecked SVT or half gen ST then you can get the rear brake stuff off of it and transplant onto your car. That's what I did, my brake "kit" is off of a totaled 2003 SVT. A bunch of us 2nd gen guys have done it, there should be a how to on here someplace.

-VonKrause-
12-24-2012 02:48 PM
Bogey its possible for sure, its just a matter of $.
and for your noisy drums its just brake dust, take off the outer hub and take a can of brake cleaner(safer) or take a can of compressed air or w/e and blow it out, PLS make sure to wear a good dust mask because you do not ever want to breath that in... and make sure your skin is covered and wash your clothes after.
12-24-2012 12:54 PM
A7xschecter6661
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Originally Posted by katkrazy2007 View Post
Does anyone know if its possible to convert my rear drum brakes to disc brakes? I am no mechanic by any means so I was curious because I'd rather have the discs. The drums can be so noisy when I am backing up and its annoying. Any input would be appreciated.
Why are your drums noisy? If they make noise something is wrong.

I did this on my old car and I am pretty sure its possible on the 08-11 focus. Somebody posted about it not long ago, I am not sure if there is a kit or if one of the older kits can be used.

I would love to do it but for my old car it cost me $48 from the junk yard for both hubs. This would cost a little bit more.
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