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Old 05-13-2011, 06:04 PM   #1061
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I've just spent the last two days (on & off) reading this long ass thread and I gotta say, very nice work, big props to you man, I'll be keeping an eye on this thread to see this beast completed

One question though, I read how you decided to use Mazda 3 spindles, was that only for the bigger brakes? Or was there advantages with the steering part of the spindles?
Bigger brakes and bolt pattern.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:52 PM   #1062
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I've just spent the last two days (on & off) reading this long ass thread and I gotta say, very nice work, big props to you man, I'll be keeping an eye on this thread to see this beast completed

One question though, I read how you decided to use Mazda 3 spindles, was that only for the bigger brakes? Or was there advantages with the steering part of the spindles?
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Bigger brakes and bolt pattern.
Tim searched for a long freaking time for rims that would have decent offset for the front and for the 8.8 rear, in the end we found that these where the closest for the price he wanted to spend. Only problem was the bolt pattern was only right for the 5 lug Mazda 3's in the full set, so thats what he got. Brakes where a bonus i believe. He was going to go with svt brake size anyway if he kept it 4 lug. Tim can correct me if im wrong though.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:55 PM   #1063
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the 3 brakes are the same as the 2005-2007 Focus, and using Focus 2005-07 knuckles you can toss the SVT caliper and rotor on anyway. So he could in theory redrill the SVT rotors and have SVT brakes. But I would just stick with the 3/05-07 brakes because the pad selection is MUCH better.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:19 PM   #1064
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the 3 brakes are the same as the 2005-2007 Focus, and using Focus 2005-07 knuckles you can toss the SVT caliper and rotor on anyway. So he could in theory redrill the SVT rotors and have SVT brakes. But I would just stick with the 3/05-07 brakes because the pad selection is MUCH better.
the 05-07 2.3 mazda3 brakes are exactly the same as the svt.. exactly. i have svt calipers and mazda3 rotors.

the reason for the mazda3 swap was b/c i of the lug pattern, larger wheel bearings, and i had to change the knuckle any way to use svt calipers being that my car is a 03. so re-drilling was out of the question.

the madza 3 uses 10.5" (2.0 mazda3), 11.8" (2.3 mazda3), and 12.6" (mazda speed3) rotors. take your pick. i chose the 11.8 because they are same as svt and i had svt calipers and i couldnt afford the 12.6 mazda speed rotors/calipers.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:38 PM   #1065
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Slight correction. MS3 rotors are 12.6"
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:40 PM   #1066
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:47 PM   #1067
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i put the brakes on the front of the focus, got the lug nuts, and put the wheels on.

i might get some wings west wrc fender flares for the rear. depends on how it looks when it is finished







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-10* of camber will tuck the rear wheels up in there nice and tight. That's straight from Vin Diesel.
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Good choices on the brakes.

BTW the 11.8" Mazda rotor isn't EXACTLY the same as the SVT rotor

...the bolt pattern
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mmm that would be so pimp.. if only it wasn't solid axle Vin Diesel must not have heard about that lol
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