Convert rear drums to discs? Possible?? - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Second Generation > MK2 Focus

MK2 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the second generation 2008-2011 Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-24-2012, 11:22 AM   #1
katkrazy2007
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105248
Location: Somewhere, MS
What I Drive: 2008 Ebony Focus SES

Posts: 99
FF Reputation: 1 katkrazy2007 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Smile Convert rear drums to discs? Possible??

Does anyone know if its possible to convert my rear drum brakes to disc brakes? I am no mechanic by any means so I was curious because I'd rather have the discs. The drums can be so noisy when I am backing up and its annoying. Any input would be appreciated.


__________________
<Focus Freak>
katkrazy2007 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-24-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
A7xschecter6661
Focus Enthusiast
 
A7xschecter6661's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 98263
Location: Binghamton, NY
What I Drive: 2011 Focus SEL

Posts: 370
FF Reputation: 2 A7xschecter6661 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by katkrazy2007 View Post
Does anyone know if its possible to convert my rear drum brakes to disc brakes? I am no mechanic by any means so I was curious because I'd rather have the discs. The drums can be so noisy when I am backing up and its annoying. Any input would be appreciated.
Why are your drums noisy? If they make noise something is wrong.

I did this on my old car and I am pretty sure its possible on the 08-11 focus. Somebody posted about it not long ago, I am not sure if there is a kit or if one of the older kits can be used.

I would love to do it but for my old car it cost me $48 from the junk yard for both hubs. This would cost a little bit more.
A7xschecter6661 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-24-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
Bogey
Focus Enthusiast
 
Bogey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Fan#: 104241
Location: Calgary, Canada
What I Drive: 2012, Ingot Silver SE

Posts: 531
Points 1,672, Level 23
Points: 1,672, Level: 23 Points: 1,672, Level: 23 Points: 1,672, Level: 23
Level Up 72% Completed
Level up: 72% Level up: 72% Level up: 72%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 Bogey Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
its possible for sure, its just a matter of $.
and for your noisy drums its just brake dust, take off the outer hub and take a can of brake cleaner(safer) or take a can of compressed air or w/e and blow it out, PLS make sure to wear a good dust mask because you do not ever want to breath that in... and make sure your skin is covered and wash your clothes after.

Last edited by Bogey; 12-24-2012 at 03:51 PM. Reason: more ideas
Bogey is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-24-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
VonKrause
Unicorn Owner
 
VonKrause's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Fan#: 72283
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2009 Ice Blue 5 speed 4 door FoFo

Posts: 2,757
Points 36,103, Level 100
Points: 36,103, Level: 100 Points: 36,103, Level: 100 Points: 36,103, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 7 VonKrause Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)


Why yes, yes it is.

I did mine about 2 years ago, sadly there was a kit, but ford stopped making some of the parts in it so it has been discontinued. HOWEVER if you find a wrecked SVT or half gen ST then you can get the rear brake stuff off of it and transplant onto your car. That's what I did, my brake "kit" is off of a totaled 2003 SVT. A bunch of us 2nd gen guys have done it, there should be a how to on here someplace.

-VonKrause-
__________________
Get your trunk or hatch LED conversion kits here http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?p=4542652#post4542652
"2nd Gen problems"
I've spent too long looking into the abyss. It's starting to look back.
SR #233
VonKrause is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2012, 07:32 AM   #5
DarderSauce
Focus Addict
 
DarderSauce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Fan#: 95564
Location: Blaine, MN
What I Drive: '08 Vermillion Red 5 speed SEdan

Posts: 1,093
FF Reputation: 5 DarderSauce Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Make that 2


Untitled by DarderSauce, on Flickr

I am however having some trouble getting my parking break to work. Seems like no matter how hard I tighten the nut to the cable and how hard I lift, the rear disks just don't seem to want to pinch the brakes together. I haven't had a chance to look at it since the original install but plan on doing it soon. What fun is an E-brake if you can't use it to @$$ drag in the winter?
__________________
If you can't wear it out, burn it off
DarderSauce is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
GO.army.1969
Focus Fanatic
 
GO.army.1969's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Fan#: 69605
Location: FT. Lewis, WA
What I Drive: 2008 Vapor Silver Coupe 5 speed

Posts: 1,552
Points 2,851, Level 32
Points: 2,851, Level: 32 Points: 2,851, Level: 32 Points: 2,851, Level: 32
Level Up 68% Completed
Level up: 68% Level up: 68% Level up: 68%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 15 GO.army.1969 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DarderSauce View Post
What fun is an E-brake if you can't use it to @$$ drag in the winter?
You think that is fun you should try them plastic trays from any fast food place put one under each rear tire pull e-brake and go lol hold on This is not safe but very fun
__________________
NW Posse#10 Team Duratec#69
F2 Header, Steath Exhaust, CAI, AR103, Tuned by Randy Fswerks, DGR Coil Overs
DOMINANT front and rear LCA DOMINANT endlinks Massive toe and camber arms
GO.army.1969 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-27-2012, 02:23 PM   #7
mac.mogul
Focus Fanatic
 
mac.mogul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Fan#: 90409
Location: Wichita, KS
What I Drive: 2011 Sterling Grey SES Sedan

Posts: 3,769
Points 3,881, Level 39
Points: 3,881, Level: 39 Points: 3,881, Level: 39 Points: 3,881, Level: 39
Level Up 54% Completed
Level up: 54% Level up: 54% Level up: 54%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 13 mac.mogul Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I have a conversion kit as well that i plan to install next year, but the ebrake issue is a big deal to me and I'm really just waiting to see what others are doing to ensure 100% functionality and safety.
__________________
2011 SES 5spd #006 >> SR #213

What other people think of me is none of my business.
mac.mogul is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #8
gtferrari
Focus Addict
 
gtferrari's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Fan#: 88110
Location: Grand Rapids/Big Rapids/Bangor/South Haven, MI
What I Drive: 2008 Vista Blue SES Coupe

Posts: 578
Points 969, Level 16
Points: 969, Level: 16 Points: 969, Level: 16 Points: 969, Level: 16
Level Up 69% Completed
Level up: 69% Level up: 69% Level up: 69%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 4 gtferrari Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
ive heard 05-07 st will work but what about a zws brake setup work or one from a zts?
__________________
2008 Vista Blue SES Coupe 5spd FRPP Zx3B Suspension
5000K D2S Retrofit
130,000+ miles and still on factory brakes and clutch!

Rep Points dont add themselves
gtferrari is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2013, 05:01 PM   #9
Justinr666
Focus Enthusiast
 
Justinr666's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96239
Location: London, Canada
What I Drive: 2008 Ice Blue S

Posts: 112
FF Reputation: 2 Justinr666 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
There is a website i have been looking at for the past week, and they have reasr brake conversion kits... about 1500$ from a company called k-sports. They have two kits, one says oem handbrake wont work. they other kits says it will. check it out if you want.
http://www.andysautosport.com/ford/2...ftr=all&page=2
Justinr666 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #10
badazz2010focus
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Fan#: 78166
Location: jupiter, FL
What I Drive: 2010 ingot silver 2 dr 5 speed

Posts: 4,197
Points 18,613, Level 86
Points: 18,613, Level: 86 Points: 18,613, Level: 86 Points: 18,613, Level: 86
Level Up 53% Completed
Level up: 53% Level up: 53% Level up: 53%
Forum Activity 8%
Activity: 8% Activity: 8% Activity: 8%
FF Reputation: 7 badazz2010focus Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Hey adam I was piecing together one from rock auto but I ran into a snag....something about spindles from another member. It looked like they had almost everything.
badazz2010focus is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat