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Old 02-03-2011, 02:16 PM   #1021
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You could get SVT knuckles, those will fit the 00-04 struts and balljoint and allow SVT brakes. 05 knuckles would work too with SVT brakes, but you would need 05+ a-arms. 06+ knuckles would work (or maybe these mazda ones) if you get the 05+ a-arms and either the Omni kit or some 06+ struts.

as far as running no preload on the bearing, that is just crazy on a taper roller, I had to move my car a foot or two with the axle nuts loose and the wheels almost fell off the car with the hub attached. Your solution could be something as simple as a bolt between 2 fender washers torqued to the axle nut spec.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:28 PM   #1022
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:00 PM   #1023
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well after finding out that the bearings are larger on the mazda3's im not sure if you could even swap just the bearing/hub off the mazda3 into the svt or 05 knuckle.

plus ive alread bought these so i will be using them. i just gotta find out if the mazda3 and 06+ focus strut and lower control arm are the same.
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:54 PM   #1024
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so random question will the focus axle fit threw the mazda spindle?
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:58 PM   #1025
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i got my new front brakes in. powerslot mazda3 rotors (11.8") and hawk pads. my svt calipers should be here soon.



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Old 02-08-2011, 10:25 PM   #1026
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Old 02-09-2011, 10:26 AM   #1027
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Those are some big brakes for stock.

I don't think you'll have any problems stopping
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:03 AM   #1028
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finally received my mazda 3 control arms. got them installed with focus poly bushings






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Old 04-18-2011, 12:17 AM   #1029
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I cant wait till i see this BEAST in a video, when done
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Looks nice and snug, glad you got your parts in man. Did you end up re-ordering them?
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