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762racing 11-18-2012 08:49 PM

ZX3 Brakes on a SVT? RallyX
 
Hello! I'm new here, this is my first post!

I just bought a 2004 SVT last week to replace my daily driver / rallycross Saturn ION! Here are some pictures of it in action!-

http://i50.tinypic.com/5b3dk4.jpg

http://i50.tinypic.com/s16yv8.jpg

and heres the fleet- [wrenchin]
http://i50.tinypic.com/2ee8ro3.jpg

ANYWAYS

The soft compound gravel tires that I use for RallyCross in the summer are 15"

http://i49.tinypic.com/16jr40o.jpg

It's my understanding that there are only two or three 15" wheels that will clear my SVT brakes- The problem is these wheels are far too wide to mount 15" rally tires on.

There are no 16" gravel tires- Sidewall is your friend

The solution, I think, is swapping stock ZX3 brakes with my SVT brakes- Then I can run a stock 15" wheel that clears the brakes AND is narrow enough for my gravel tires! Would ZX3 brakes work on my SVT? If so what would I need?

Thanks for the help!! [race]

Shawn

Buickboy 11-18-2012 08:52 PM

Youll want the front brakes from the 2005-2007 focus. theyre 280mm and fit behind 15's.

on those cars its an easy swap to upgrade to the svt size (calipers, brackets, pads and rotors) so id imagine it would go the other way just as easy

762racing 11-18-2012 08:55 PM

How about the rears?

Indy'sexclusiveZx3 11-18-2012 09:09 PM

Rears will fit alllll day long

pyroinsa 11-18-2012 09:09 PM

The SVT rear brakes are a lot smaller in diameter, I haven't heard of any problems clearing those.

762racing 11-18-2012 10:31 PM

Excellent! So I will look for 05-07 fronts.

All I need are both calipers, both caliper brackets, pads, rotors correct?

Indy'sexclusiveZx3 11-18-2012 11:15 PM

Yes sir

whimsicalpouch2 11-18-2012 11:31 PM

what happened to the 350z?? or is it just muddy

762racing 11-18-2012 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by whimsicalpouch2 (Post 4461444)
what happened to the 350z?? or is it just muddy

Drift project!! [driving]

http://i49.tinypic.com/ic0g8x.jpg

Some minor bodywork and prepping for a satin white re-spray

http://i48.tinypic.com/1oa889.jpg

6-Point roll cage with door bars goes in this winter!! [wrenchin]

I keep busy...

LouBomb 11-19-2012 01:59 AM

nice projects


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