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Old 01-18-2011, 01:00 PM   #21
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I got about a month and a half before the season starts here. Hopefully they restock by then.
call tire rack if you have too, their online status of items may not be correct. if anything they will get you what you need.
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:10 PM   #22
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I thought you couldn't upgrade the front brakes in FSP. Only the rear drums to disc brakes if it is a direct bolt on.
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get a 2000 intake and port it out a lil and epoxy it for some more air flow they say over the 01-04 intake theyr more restrictive i gained like 13 hp on 6 pnds of boost just changin it and batt relocation is easy but auto x think bout weight and decide wat you wanna do
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I thought you couldn't upgrade the front brakes in FSP. Only the rear drums to disc brakes if it is a direct bolt on.
i know for ST you can change pads and discs as long as they are the same size as stock.

I think for FSP you probably can upgrade to bigger brakes like the SVT kit.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:12 PM   #25
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I thought you couldn't upgrade the front brakes in FSP. Only the rear drums to disc brakes if it is a direct bolt on.
YES, I must have been thinking "prepared".....

But in FSP he might be able to update the spindles and replace the 9" rotors with 10.9" rotors, keeping the stock calipers etc.

Depends if they have listed pre/post 05' MY vehicles in the same line item in the vehicle specs. Should be eligible for update/backdate.

Only SVT parts should be excluded. When I did the rear brake swap on my car for FSP, I used the smaller rear rotors and caliper brackets used on the ST instead of the larger SVT rear brakes.
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The way I read the street prepared rules, it is doable.

-Brake calipers must have the same or more number of cyclinders as stock
-Brake rotors must be same or greater diameter

So you could do it, but I don't think there's much point, unless you really got a weight advantage. The '05+ knuckle is OK, all focus excluding the SVT are on the same line in the rules, so its OK with update/backdate.

Brakes don't have a huge impact in autox, especially if you see some of the big investment street prepared trailered cars with rotors that are fully swiss cheesed. So I say, spend the money on the wheels and tires and the driver, then go after low "bang for the buck" items like brakes. No offense to the RX7 setup, I think its great, just won't have the huge dividend on an FSP car.

But, if you get to the point where you're running some 275 hoosiers on some baller 15x10 wheels, and you want to get rid of some unsprung weight, it could come back into play. But I'd say go all out, fit the aluminum RX7 caliper on there with tb1999's kit, then get a custom fit sprint car rotor on there, scalloped, cross-drilled with an aluminum hat. Now that would be the set up
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But, if you get to the point where you're running some 275 hoosiers on some baller 15x10 wheels, and you want to get rid of some unsprung weight, it could come back into play. But I'd say go all out, fit the aluminum RX7 caliper on there with tb1999's kit, then get a custom fit sprint car rotor on there, scalloped, cross-drilled with an aluminum hat. Now that would be the set up
There is this guy on here that built a kit like that with all Wildwood stuff for a street driven drag racer, he was selling it off last year for some crazy pricetag. Claimed the custom front tophats cost him over $500 to be made.

IT was beautiful top of the line stuff, but too rich for my blood.

As for the benefits of bigger brakes on an autoX, I agree, it's probably marginal, but I think the SS lines are a great way to improve reaction time and modulation.

More seat time will always lower your runtimes faster than a few trick parts. I remember some kid running an RX8 in ST or STS and claiming his "titanum lug nuts" were important because an RX8 lacks low end torque.....
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I remember some kid running an RX8 in ST or STS and claiming his "titanum lug nuts" were important because an RX8 lacks low end torque.....
lol, thats funny.
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What brand of SS brake lines do you guys suggest on getting?
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