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Old 10-22-2012, 10:36 PM   #11
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Yea, as you can see I chose the 5-Speed Manual Transmission... Because Manual - :)

Here's my point, regardless of whether a Drum to Disc conversion would cost $100 or $1000, the final question and purpose here is: Can it be done?

You find people out there who will spend $1,200-$1,500 on Coil-overs and others who are just happy with $250 springs - It's YOUR choice if you decide to go for either or...
However, EVERYONE appreciates those who take the time to put together the write-up, instructions, provide information, give details, offered help, give advice, provide pictures, diagrams and tips on what to look out for, Dos and Dont's etc. on either one of the set-ups - Coil-overs or Springs.
So, not to go off-topic, we can spend 10-20 pages of this thread discussing why Discs are better than Drums or vice versa - OR we can turn this into an instructive and useful thread that shows whether or not it can be done and how to do it! :)

Keeping up with this - Does anyone have access to the Ford Service Manual for the 2012 Focus? Or does anyone have access to the online Parts Catalog (not that Trademotion type of stuff)
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #12
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True I am with you on that
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:16 PM   #13
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I want to do this as well, if i buy 1600 in rims and rubber the only way i will spend thst is with rear disc as well.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #14
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I'm planning on converting as well I didn't bought my focus with sport package because:
1- they didn't have one with ebony black
2- I hated the wheels
3- I hated the leather steering wheel

So I took this one and decided to make it myself to my tastes. Don't know what's this forum problem with people wanting to do something to their car..
Of course rear drum brakes just fine, i'm auto crossing with these and don't have issues but I'd surely enjoy having disc brake eventually..
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:23 PM   #15
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I would wait to find one in the scrap yard. New oem $$$
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:37 AM   #16
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I understand this is on a car with a DURATEC Ti-VCT engine.... but why is this thread in the engine section? Mods? :-P
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #17
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Would love to see someone do this! I have an SE hatch with rear disks and would be willing to help anyone that needs pics for references! Doing write-ups helps everyone. If something goes wrong with mine id sure as heck like to see tips and tricks on how to take it apart
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:54 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by jayw32 View Post
i was just wondering if anyone has done this yet...or looked at the titanium to see how hard this would be to do on the sedan
I did it. It took an hour or two. It's totally worth it if you drive like an . My stopping distance was halved.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #19
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I think you might be the sole person who's done the switch so far so pics would be a good idea.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:44 AM   #20
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I don't mean to steal this persons thread, but I am new and I was wondering how I post my own thread? I cant find it anywhere.... thanks
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