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Old 09-28-2012, 10:24 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by Rob axel View Post
I have a 03 SE non-ABS no traction control Zetec I am looking at upgrading the front brakes....After reading this thread I found this...
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FMS-M-2300-SVTF4/All/
$600... and from what I can see, direct bolt on...no mods...
I was looking at salvage yards...trying to obtain BETTER performing brakes than what I have...I am not into high performance....I just want the car to stop when you apply pressure to the pedal...
It says "use with rear disc brakes set up"....dont see any reason why you cant install on w/ rear drums?
Good braking is obtainable from the stock setup. There are components that can make it work better such as street performance pads and/or shoes plus fresh brake fluid (importance is often overlooked) and possibly an upgrade to braided brake lines (improves pedal feel). If rotors or drums are worn they should be replaced with good quality OE parts. There's no need for drilled, slotted or for that matter, oversized rotors.
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