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viney266 07-09-2005 09:57 AM

SVT brake swap
 
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stock front disc with 17" wheel


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SVT front disc with same wheel


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Rear with the stock set-up all removed


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Rear arm dangling before we took it off to compare to SVT set-up... They are different on the wagon due to the shock mount... YOU DO NOT have to remove this to do the swap. You can just swap the spindles. Or on a zx3 zx5 you can change out the whole arm assembly. To Change the spindles it is 4 bolts and you have to grind the heads off of two rivets in the middle


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The arm with the spindle just removed.



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Here you can see where I ground off the rivets


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This is where the front hook-up is for the ebrake cables...This is with the heat shields removed



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New SVT stuff on! Sexxy


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Stock front disc and SVT disc


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Again!


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Front SVT spindle and my awesome KW suspension ( really like it)


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Stock junk!



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Front spindle missing.



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SVT set-up bolted on!


If pics don't show, just go here!

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viney266 07-09-2005 10:10 AM

Everyone has been interested in this lately. So, here it is!
I got the SVT set-up from Jeremy at Focussalvage.com. The only thing I had to add was SVT stainless brake lines ( from TonyD. at Newedgeperformance ) , rear svt E-brake cables ( from the Ford dealer ), and brake fluid.

The rust was wire wheeled off after the pics were taken.They look fine now, no rust !!The calipers will be painted the same as the front were in a week or two!

BTW LOve the picture of Aaron getting his head squeezed between the stand and the car!

Many thanks to Aaron (lilredzx3) and Ashley (zx3chick) for all their help. They came down for the weekend and helped with the install. We barely did any work to their car this time...Time to start modding the 05 guys!!! LOL

BTW Ashley took all the pics!!

With the stainless lines and new brakes I would say it is 20-30 % better stopping with NO fade.

GregsWhiteFocus 07-09-2005 10:19 AM

So, how much did all of this cost you? That is one of the biggest factors for me getting it done or not...

Oh, and will it work on the sedan? Stupid question I'm sure. I saw you mentioned zx3, zx5, and wagon but not the sedan so I'll ask in case. Thanks for the pictures..

viney266 07-09-2005 10:27 AM

Yes it will work for the sedan as well... Contact Jeremy at Focussalvage.com for a price, it varies as the svt stuff is hard to come by...

Chick 07-09-2005 12:47 PM

Glad to be of service[;)]

Hopefully this will show everyone that has asked if they can put rear discs in place of stock drums out there that they can do it!

Lil PZEV 07-09-2005 12:51 PM

Wow nice Viney! Glad you got the rust off too, that looks nasty.

But sadly, not as bad as the puny rear drum looks in that first picture[eek]

viney266 07-09-2005 03:08 PM

The used discs were in fine shape so no need to replace them. Just a little surface rust.

SVT4ME 07-09-2005 03:37 PM

Wow, must be nice to have a complete shop with lift and everything at your disposal. [thumb] I'd have a spotless undercarriage if I had access to a lift because I'd be under it all the time cleaning everything. [:D]

viney266 07-09-2005 03:49 PM

I have better tools at home, but the lift at work is nice

viney266 07-11-2005 10:40 PM

Any questions from anyone just PM me


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