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Old 07-28-2004, 12:09 PM   #11
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looks good. Is it a noticable difference between your old system?
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Old 07-28-2004, 12:21 PM   #12
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This (like with any) brake upgrade isn't going to be evident (beyond the good looks) until you start pushing the car....specifically doing repeated hard braking. I doubt you'd notice a difference stabbing the brakes for a red light....but if you ran up to 120mph and did a panic stop a couple times I'm positive the SVT brakes would be a night and day difference than stock Zetec.

I'd be curious to know if the SVT master cylinder is much different than the standard Zetec. Are you sure there is a brake bias adjuster in the SVT? If you swap the same parts from the SVT to the Zetec, it'll work the same. If you needed a manual valve to control brake bias on the SVT, I'd definately want to use it when the swap is done too.
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I have not yet looked into a brake biasing valve, but that is on my list along with the braided lines and and SVT MC. I haven't getten my parking brakes working yet, just because I haven't had time this week to dive under it, but I want to try to get it done within a week. There is definetly a difference in brake power, as my car stops just as smoothly as before, but only much quicker; I've actually had to adjust how soon I step on the brake, because I was braking short for the first day or two. Sorry again about the double post. When I got the parts, they were the four full assemblies, so I had to disassemble them to get the stuff on the car, and then reassemble them; aside from the problems I mentioned, it really was a straight bolt-on, requiring only a little elbow grease and time to get on. About the only thing I'm going to have to keep in mind from this point on is that I'll need to make sure I always get SVT brake stuff (pads, etc). I've attached a pic of what I bought, except I did not get the entire rear
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Old 11-10-2004, 02:44 PM   #14
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I've been looking around for an SVT master cylinder but all i see on like www.1stfordparts.com is master cylinder for all 00-04 focus models. Does that mean the svt master cylinder is the same? Can anyone confirm this? Also, would that suggest that maybe there is no need for a brake biasing valve?
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Old 11-10-2004, 04:42 PM   #15
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just call the dealership and ask for part #s
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Old 11-10-2004, 06:55 PM   #16
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hey man, i've got disc brakes on the back of my zx3 stock along with traction control, i was just curious how big are the back rotors of the svt? i have know idea how big mine are.
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good thread... I am planning on doing the same thing just due to the outrageous cost of aftermarket rear brake systems
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Master Cylinder

Just to revive an old post, if anyone's interested...I just looked up the two part #'s, and the SVT and non-SVT use the same master cylinder.
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