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Old 05-18-2011, 10:54 AM   #1081
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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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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.
Pete has me willing to trade down to "rally kit" front brakes. So if someone wants to go from rally kit to SVT front brakes, I would trade them.

I would only want to trade if your car has fresh bearings though, since mine are only a few months old
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:23 PM   #1082
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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.
no im not

nothing focus on the front except spring and strut bearing. the knuckle is mazda 3, the hub is mazda 3, the lower control arm is mazda 3, the strut is mazda 3. none of the focus stuff will work with mazda stuff. but the mazda stuff will fit the focus.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:05 PM   #1083
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^^ except for the upper strut mount right?
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:53 PM   #1084
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From what I understand your use of the car will be (95% street driven), you'd be fine with HPS, too.

Or stock.

If ya name ain't Pete, don't talk to me bitch!

Not gonna run HPS...gonna run HP+. So far, whenever I go against the advice of Jeff, it ends in fail. The only thing that I didn't ask his advice on was sanding and painting the valve cover and it worked out nicely.

Tim, sorry I got mixed up. I looked back a few pages and could have sworn you were only talking about Focus knuckles. Mah bah, dowg.
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Old 05-18-2011, 07:07 PM   #1085
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yes top strut bearing and spring are off focus. the strut bearing has a different bolt pattern for strut tower
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:54 AM   #1086
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:21 AM   #1087
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oh and zetecs ftw! this is what you get for buying a new focus :P
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Old 05-20-2011, 06:13 AM   #1088
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LOL! i knew you would hate on the Dtec sooner or later!
Hungry little piston munching on those tasty valves.
That stance on the fofo is awesome!
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no im not

nothing focus on the front except spring and strut bearing. the knuckle is mazda 3, the hub is mazda 3, the lower control arm is mazda 3, the strut is mazda 3. none of the focus stuff will work with mazda stuff. but the mazda stuff will fit the focus.
good to know. i wonder oif anyone has checked to see if the splines on the mazda hub would fit the focus axles. my guess is a no. would be nice to fidn a way to go 5 lug without having to drill things.

^^ off topic i know, but it got me thinking.

has the car been driven lately or are you still far from it.
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