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Old 10-11-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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what is the actual name for a rear SVT hub brake thingamabob?

you heard me! what the heck is that little booger called? im planning to do a SVT rear disk conversion on my zx3 and im going to piece the kit together myself and i cannot think of what the actual name is for the rear hub thing that the actual hub (the deal with the wheel bearing in it) goes on. i just dont see a point in blowing $450 for a conversion kit where im only going to use the part i cant think of the name for and an e-brake cable. im going to run larger drilled and slotted rotors with bigger calipers, and braided SS lines along with a brand new hub and bearing and i can make the existing ebrake cable work i think.


in my current sleep deprived state i cannot even remember what all is needed for the brake conversion... what am i forgetting? im going to run larger D&S brakes up front as well.


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Old 10-11-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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just to clarify here, all that is needed for a rear disk conversion is what? since ive already made a fool out of myself once today i might as well do it twice. i need calipers, rotors, lines, hub, spindle, and ebrake cable right? anything ive left out?

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[QUOTE=focusmaniaczx3;4399993]just to clarify here, all that is needed for a rear disk conversion is what? since ive already made a fool out of myself once today i might as well do it twice. i need calipers, rotors, lines, hub, spindle, and ebrake cable right? anything ive left out?= Caliper brackets<<<
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:29 PM   #5
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ive been searching for the spindles and im starting to learn that its pretty tough to find them. just curious though. a mercury cougar has disks in the rear... can the spindle from a cougar be used for this application on a focus? because i CAN find those very easily.

and in my defense i was sleep deprived earlier and was about to loose my mind because i was wanting to compile a parts list to put together my brake conversion and was getting very frustrated because i couldnt think of the word spindle. ive napped since then lol
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so was I right? lol

umm IDK about using a spindle from a cougar.
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Old 10-11-2012, 06:32 PM   #7
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well i can get both rear spindles for a cougar for about $60. i might just take the plunge and if i cant use them ill just turn around and put them up on ebay for a slight loss. it seems to me like it MIGHT work though.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:03 PM   #8
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just crunched some numbers. i would be looking at about $775 to do SVT brakes all around drilled and slotted, hawk pads, russel SS lines on all 4 with all brand new components. only problem would be me getting 15 inch wheels that clear the SVT calipers up front since i want to run the factory wheels with drag radials from time to time.

how bad would it throw off my braking if i were to run drilled and slotted SVT rears with regular ZX3 drilled and slotted front brakes? would it still be more biased to lock up the rear before the front? what if i just run the SS lines and hawk pads up front? just trying to work out a way to make this work that doesnt end with me spinning out into a ditch
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would caliper brackets not come with calipers if you buy them new?

does anyone have any input on a way i can do a rear disk conversion with factory size zx3 disks up front and have the car brake evenly instead of locking up the rears? my first thought of using really good stopping pads (hawk) and SS lines on the front and using regular run of the mill pads and rubber lines in the rear might do it i think but i would really like feedback if anybody has any to give.

im not entirely doing this because i want to stop better. what is the point of upgrading the brakes if you already have the capability to lock down all 4 wheels when you mash em? but i do want to stop better with less brake fade but mostly im doing it because it looks better and because i really really freaking hate drum brakes.
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You could plumb in an adjustable brake bias proportioning valve. They're relatively inexpensive and work well. I'd also strongly recommend sticking with solid rotors to not only reduce your costs, but to improve braking as well.
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