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Old 05-17-2011, 11:28 PM   #1071
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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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Old 05-17-2011, 11:31 PM   #1072
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:34 AM   #1073
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At least the pad is the same for the 05-07 Focus 11.0" and Mazda3 10.5"...
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:53 AM   #1074
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^^ yeah I noticed that....lol.
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It's how I found out about Axxis ULT fitment. No way I would go with SVT brakes when you can get the ULT's on the 11.0"/10.5" brakes.

or carbotech ax6/xp8-10-12

or stoptech street performance

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cant get any of these on the SVT brakes. You are stuck with stock, HPS, HP+, or $$$$ Ferodo DS2500/DS3000, none of these come close to any of the above in feel and operating temperature range (I have driven them all in street and performance setting)
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:07 AM   #1076
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HMM I wonder then if I could get MS3 rotors and SVT or MS3 pads and calipers for my car... (626GT) same bolt pattern etc, but my rotors are 10.38" diameter
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For a 4cyl Focus just get the rally brake kit its only $630 and you just need to slap whatever front pad you want on there (I sincerely recommend ULT's)

For a 626 try the 10.5/11.0" whatever it is, or just MS3 stuff, MUCH MUCH better pad selection in either case than the SVT/2.3 caliper.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:01 AM   #1078
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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.
so let me get this right. you use the mazda3 hubs in the focus knuckles?
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Pete, I've looked around for ULTs for my car and they're not exactly common. Jeff said I could just go with HP+ and be fine. So there!

Paladin, he's using 05+ Focus knuckles.
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Pete, I've looked around for ULTs for my car and they're not exactly common. Jeff said I could just go with HP+ and be fine. So there!

Paladin, he's using 05+ Focus knuckles.
From what I understand your use of the car will be (95% street driven), you'd be fine with HPS, too.

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