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Old 11-12-2012, 07:00 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by wrc_fan View Post
The brake setup on my '03 focus which has 97K miles:
Front: Stock calipers, stainless lines, Hawk hp+ pads, and centric rotors
Rear: Stainless lines, Centric drums, Centric shoes, and I put in new hardware kit and rear spindles when I did the rear brakes 2 yrs ago

Autoxs fine, even with sticky 225 tires. I run rota 15x7.5 wheels.

I do have a set of advance track rear disc brakes I was lucky enough to find in a pick and pull, but no need for those until I put on the big boy tires

I run whatever brake fluid is on sale at advance. I bleed the brakes at least twice a year.
A buddy of mine found rear brakes on a focus (he's sure the car isn't an ST or SVT), my guess is that they are advance track rear discs - how much is a reasonable offer to buy them at a pick and pull? And what should be pulled of exactly? The buddy also has a focus and loves wrenching on the car --- he's my go to guy for any work I want to get done on the ride.

Maybe I'll just go with that set up instead of dealing with the rear drums...
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