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Old 07-24-2012, 10:25 AM   #21
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If you truly care about emergency stopping distance, then take your $700 and put it toward a better, wider set of tires.
He is autocrossing so wider tires will help him with that too.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:58 AM   #22
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Say goodbye to your warranty for starters.

It's a fwd car...rear discs are a pointless luxury since the front really is doing all the work.
The drive wheels have nothing to do with it - the fronts do more work no matter what.


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Old 07-24-2012, 03:17 PM   #23
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Discs keep the rear in control since much better thah with drums and I've autocrossed with both and there's a huge diff in spirited driving but on the street probably not a big deal but the Sport option was $600 and I would'a paid $600 alone for the discs and the rest was just fluff and they look good behind a set of wheels.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:02 PM   #24
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The drive wheels have nothing to do with it - the fronts do more work no matter what.


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It has a little something to do with it, but yeah. FWD vehicles tend to have a higher percentage of static weight over the front than RWD vehicles. (Also, the brakes that stop the drive wheels have to overcome engine torque when you're not in neutral.)
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:00 PM   #25
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The Sport option was the reason my car had to come from 450 miles away. Sometimes it pays to do your research before and spend the extra money. If I could have found one with some 17's on it too, I would have gladly spend the extra few hundreds on it. Moral of the story: buy it factory installed and you have it from day one.

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Old 07-24-2012, 05:06 PM   #26
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The Sport option was the reason my car had to come from 450 miles away. Sometimes it pays to do your research before and spend the extra money. If I could have found one with some 17's on it too, I would have gladly spend the extra few hundreds on it. Moral of the story: buy it factory installed and you have it from day one.

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the picture doesnt match the product
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:07 PM   #27
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Not supposed to... Two different options, sorry

Fixed...
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:59 PM   #28
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The Sport option was the reason my car had to come from 450 miles away. Sometimes it pays to do your research before and spend the extra money. If I could have found one with some 17's on it too, I would have gladly spend the extra few hundreds on it. Moral of the story: buy it factory installed and you have it from day one.

As for brakes:
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http://www.tceperformanceproducts.com/focus/kits-13/
The best price I could find on a sport model with 18.5k, I bought my car for 16k. So as you can see was a bit more than "a few hundred extra"
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #29
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do it.
rear discs wont decrease braking performance. it probably wont decrease braking distance either (except in cases of repeated braking where heat is an issue)
disc brakes are sometimes heavier than drums anyways.
however, they look way better than drum, especially if you have some nice 17" wheels or larger.

i swapped to rear discs on my zx3.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:35 AM   #30
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however, they look way better than drum...
Especially when the drums are painted bright red (I saw that today on an older Accord).
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