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12-29-2013 09:14 AM
felixthecat
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Originally Posted by BlueFocusSE5 View Post
Why bother to go to all the expense, time and trouble to do this? Unless the car is going to be pushed all out on a race track, there's not much of an advantage to doing this.
Could be he just wants 4wdb's. Should be able to find a set off a '05-'07 st.
12-28-2013 05:46 PM
kiyote29679 turbozx3's Site is great. Thanks

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Originally Posted by homelessmonkey View Post
1. Yeah its possible alot of people have done it.
2. It depends if you wanto get new or used. There is a couple set ups in the bst right now, i think there around 250 300. Itll be way more$$ for it new cause you'd have to piece together all the parts needed separately.

Here's a link of a how to if you haven't found one yet.
http://www.turbozx3.com/howto/brakekit.htm
12-28-2013 05:38 PM
kiyote29679 For those who have made the swap, have you had to change the proportioning valve for the front to back bias? And will the rotor set up allow you to totally lock the brakes with the e-brake? I have a 05 zx5 with drum rear and it will not lock the rear wheels while in motion.
12-22-2013 02:53 AM
Codyfox
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Originally Posted by Fierceintent View Post
Just want to bring something up. Your from Ohio, right? I heard drums are better in states that experience snow/salt because disk brakes wont wear right in the back.
Yes, I'm from Ohio, I never had issues with my 1994 Ford Thunderbird that had 4 wheel disc brakes.
12-22-2013 02:51 AM
Codyfox Actually there is , I find when my car sits for any length of time and it's humid or wet outside, my rear brakes squeal until I've used the brakes a few times.

Oh, BTW, I have a SES, so my wheels are already 16 inch.
12-21-2013 05:55 AM
Fierceintent Just want to bring something up. Your from Ohio, right? I heard drums are better in states that experience snow/salt because disk brakes wont wear right in the back.
12-19-2013 11:10 PM
BlueFocusSE5 The original poster's wallet might look better with more money in it because of not spending money needlessly.
12-19-2013 03:45 PM
rambleon84
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Originally Posted by BlueFocusSE5 View Post
Why bother to go to all the expense, time and trouble to do this? Unless the car is going to be pushed all out on a race track, there's not much of an advantage to doing this.
Looks better, easier to service, can use performance pads/rotors.

for the majority of daily driving, you would be correct as it wont make much difference.
12-19-2013 03:49 AM
BlueFocusSE5 Why bother to go to all the expense, time and trouble to do this? Unless the car is going to be pushed all out on a race track, there's not much of an advantage to doing this.
12-19-2013 03:26 AM
Fierceintent Ooo thanks for the heads up! I thought it applied for both. Sorry for the bad intel.
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