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Old 05-14-2012, 12:32 PM   #119
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Originally Posted by MyThIc3LiTe View Post
Given how all the weight on the Focii is in the front, I'd rather they beef up the front.
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Originally Posted by MyThIc3LiTe View Post
Small cars don't need that much stopping power when all the weight is on the front. The rear brakes can't do much to help there.
That sounds a little glib to me. I've read the Focus's weight distribution is 58/42. And that in general small cars' front brakes do "up to" 70% of the work. Driving around my kids I'd want to have all the stopping power I can. And really, how much more expensive is it to service the rear disc brakes versus drums? An extra $50 or so every 40,000 miles? Peanuts...
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