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CopperMach 11-25-2008 01:25 AM

SVT rear brake lines
I have installed the SVT rear brakes on my ZTS (part of the ford racing rally brake kit.) I ordered the Russell SVT brake lines which are a two piece rear lines. I understand the svt has a length of hard line somewhere on the rear that the lines attach to that my car does not have. Fabricating the line is not the issue, location and length is. If anyone can take a picture of the rear brake lines on their SVT focus and give me a rough measurement of the hard line I would appreciate it.

voortrek3 11-25-2008 11:35 AM

I believe there is a fitment issue w/the brakes lines when you install disc brakes in place of the rear drums..they are too short. I'm not sure if the Russell ones will address that issue, but F2 makes their own SS brake lines and they do address that issue. Let us know if the Russell's fit. Nice conversion though!

CopperMach 11-26-2008 01:33 AM

I know that I can get the russell's to work, just would like to know what the stock svt rear brake lines look like, how they are routed and the location and length of the hard line that I assume is mounted to the lower arms. I will try to take pictures of the lines once I install them so that others can see the final results.

dullishpage 11-26-2008 02:15 AM

yea, the lines that come with the rear disc brake conversion kit are a bit tight, they work, but i myself didn't really like that. Although I', thinking of getter perportioning valves, and i think that will put some slack in the lines. If i step on my brakes real hard my car can skit quite a distance when my wheels lock up, so i want to make the stopping power a little lower in the back.

focusmaniaczx3 11-26-2008 03:53 AM

i have the exact same problem and another post actually on it but this one seems much more revealing. i haven't bought the lines yet so what kind i get is still up in the air. what are these f2 ss lines? they really high dollar not really worth the money or what. if they address the issue right out of the box and no fabrication work required then its for me. im not a master fabricator by any stretch

focusmaniaczx3 11-29-2008 05:24 PM

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dullishpage 11-29-2008 08:07 PM

doesn't anyone think the back brakes brake more then they should? i think i need perportioning valves.

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tangerine dream 11-29-2008 08:14 PM

I've got the Russell two-piece rear SS lines on my ZX3 with the SVT brake conversion. The lines will reach, but I had to slightly bend the hard line where it attaches to the flex line at the front of the trailing arm in order to have a little slack in the line. I've had no problems with it otherwise. Oh, and I've been running that set-up on my ZX3 for the last 20K miles. If you'd like some pictures of it, I'll see if I can find some from back when I installed them.

focusmaniaczx3 11-30-2008 05:01 AM

please please please! pictures would be awesome

CopperMach 12-02-2008 06:18 PM

I still would really like to see pictures of a stock SVT rear set-up. I am planning on putting something together tomorrow night to get it to work, and I will post pictures of my solution. Just would be nice to see where stock svt setup has the hard connecting line mounted.

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