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Old 07-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #84191
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Just looked at the sonics after hearing you guys talking about them.

given that the RS comes with no additional power, the only option is has I'd want would be the thicker steering wheel.

but for the additional $5-6k over a regular sonic i'd get the base one as well and then add my own wheels/suspension/seats/power adders. and still be under the price of a sonic RS but would be better in every way.
So you don't want rear discs? I like the idea of a smexy interior, the regular sonic is very spartan.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:16 AM   #84192
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You'll be able to get the rear discs and put them on a regular sonic once the RS is released. To me they just don't matter, I'll never auto-x the car with an extreme seriousness so there's no point. I'm sure the drums work just fine in day to day life lol.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:17 AM   #84193
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So you don't want rear discs? I like the idea of a smexy interior, the regular sonic is very spartan.
Not really. on a car that small/lightweight its not really a need until your doing hour plus long track sessions.

the drums will be lighter and therefore more ideal for stock auto-x classes. plus the hopped up brakes may not allow me to fit 14-15" slicks on it.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:22 AM   #84194
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I just hate the look of drums, yuck.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #84195
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I can get past the look of drums. Rob has them still on his zx3 and honestly it's the last thing I notice when I look at his car.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:27 AM   #84196
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I would prefer rear disc's for the sake of serviceability. Replacing drum shoes is a pain in the dick. Rotor/pads so much easier
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #84197
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I wasn't going to buy an $8k car with rear drums, certainly won't on a more expensive one. Interesting, 2011+ V6 stang has basically identical mileage numbers to the Focus...
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:01 AM   #84198
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brakes that are annoying to change? rotor behind hub.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:17 AM   #84199
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brakes that are annoying to change? rotor behind hub.
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don't know what that has to do with lazy sneeze.

but rotor behind hub is a pain. front brakes on the benz are like that, have to take the whole hub off(which means pulling wheel bearings), unbolt the rotor from the hub, somehow get the rotor out (which sometimes includes a large hammer and some choice words) then "installation is the reverse of removal" I love the benz, the brakes on it are really nice, but that's a lot more work than "take the drum off, change shoes"

also i have nothing against drums, they work well in certain applications and as long as they don't get all gross and rusty you don't see them.
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