verification on putting SVT brakes onto an 05 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus First Generation > MK1 Focus

MK1 Focus The place to chat about general questions, window tinting, exterior body, interior and lighting upgrades for the first generation 2000-2007 Focus.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest

Like Tree9Likes
Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-19-2019, 12:09 PM   #1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Fan#: 394962
Location: Louisville, KY
What I Drive: 2004 Focus ZTW 2.3 5spd

Posts: 14
Points 77, Level 1
Points: 77, Level: 1 Points: 77, Level: 1 Points: 77, Level: 1
Level Up 54% Completed
Level up: 54% Level up: 54% Level up: 54%
Forum Activity 16%
Activity: 16% Activity: 16% Activity: 16%
FF Reputation: 1 DaveKY Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
verification on putting SVT brakes onto an 05

Mk 1.5 focus with an 01/05 build date.
I've already purchased a pair of new rear SVT calipers, new brake cables, rotors, and took donor rear SVT brake parts (hub, spindle, brake lines, backplates) off a partially stripped SVT in the junkyard.

Now it's time for the fronts. Given this is an '05, what is the real facts on what parts I need to put the larger SVT front rotors (and calipers) on this car - I've read that they bolt on, and other times that they dont and need the spindle changing.

Thanks!


DaveKY is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-19-2019, 12:56 PM   #2
Focus Fanatic
 
cheap sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Fan#: 59848
Location: florida, FL
What I Drive: 2001 black zx3

Posts: 1,659
Points 3,200, Level 34
Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 66%
Activity: 66% Activity: 66% Activity: 66%
FF Reputation: 5 cheap sleeper Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
If you can score the entire suspension assembly, just do that.
Swaps in 30 minutes per side that way.
No need in worrying about what works and what doesn't.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveKY View Post
Mk 1.5 focus with an 01/05 build date.
I've already purchased a pair of new rear SVT calipers, new brake cables, rotors, and took donor rear SVT brake parts (hub, spindle, brake lines, backplates) off a partially stripped SVT in the junkyard.

Now it's time for the fronts. Given this is an '05, what is the real facts on what parts I need to put the larger SVT front rotors (and calipers) on this car - I've read that they bolt on, and other times that they dont and need the spindle changing.

Thanks!
Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I527 using FF Mobile
cheap sleeper is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2019, 12:59 PM   #3
Focus Fanatic
 
cheap sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Fan#: 59848
Location: florida, FL
What I Drive: 2001 black zx3

Posts: 1,659
Points 3,200, Level 34
Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 66%
Activity: 66% Activity: 66% Activity: 66%
FF Reputation: 5 cheap sleeper Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Plus, you'll get the SVT suspension height and spring rate in the front.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I527 using FF Mobile
cheap sleeper is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-19-2019, 01:01 PM   #4
Focus Fanatic
 
cheap sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Fan#: 59848
Location: florida, FL
What I Drive: 2001 black zx3

Posts: 1,659
Points 3,200, Level 34
Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 66%
Activity: 66% Activity: 66% Activity: 66%
FF Reputation: 5 cheap sleeper Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Just take the 3 top nuts of fof the strut tower, unbolt the knuckle from the ball joint, tie rod, and axle nut, unscrew brake line from caliper, unhook lline from holder, yank the whole dude out in one piece.
Heck, it really only took like 30 minutes for both sides to be swapped doing it that way.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I527 using FF Mobile
cheap sleeper is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2019, 01:08 PM   #5
Focus Fanatic
 
cheap sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Fan#: 59848
Location: florida, FL
What I Drive: 2001 black zx3

Posts: 1,659
Points 3,200, Level 34
Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 66%
Activity: 66% Activity: 66% Activity: 66%
FF Reputation: 5 cheap sleeper Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
And yes, you can keep using your axles.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I527 using FF Mobile
cheap sleeper is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2019, 01:09 PM   #6
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Fan#: 394962
Location: Louisville, KY
What I Drive: 2004 Focus ZTW 2.3 5spd

Posts: 14
Points 77, Level 1
Points: 77, Level: 1 Points: 77, Level: 1 Points: 77, Level: 1
Level Up 54% Completed
Level up: 54% Level up: 54% Level up: 54%
Forum Activity 16%
Activity: 16% Activity: 16% Activity: 16%
FF Reputation: 1 DaveKY Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
So the SVT calipers won't bolt onto my 05 spindles, and I need to change them out?

Last edited by DaveKY; 05-19-2019 at 01:18 PM.
DaveKY is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2019, 01:21 PM   #7
Focus Fanatic
 
cheap sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Fan#: 59848
Location: florida, FL
What I Drive: 2001 black zx3

Posts: 1,659
Points 3,200, Level 34
Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 66%
Activity: 66% Activity: 66% Activity: 66%
FF Reputation: 5 cheap sleeper Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I don't know that particular answer, but, they are different part numbers, and the SVT rotors are larger diameter, fwiw.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I527 using FF Mobile
cheap sleeper is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-19-2019, 01:27 PM   #8
Focus Fanatic
 
cheap sleeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Fan#: 59848
Location: florida, FL
What I Drive: 2001 black zx3

Posts: 1,659
Points 3,200, Level 34
Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34 Points: 3,200, Level: 34
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 66%
Activity: 66% Activity: 66% Activity: 66%
FF Reputation: 5 cheap sleeper Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
By "they", I meant, your steering knuckle and an SVT's steering knuckle are different I believe.
The larger rotor would 'usually' dictate a larger mounting bracket, different caliper, etc., which, would 'usually' mean you would need the whole assembly.

We'll have to wait to hear from someone else on who knows for sure.

One good way would be to shop for the knuckles for the 2 different cars and observe that they are different part numbers from every manufacturer who makes them.
That would pretty much mean that you need the SVT's knuckle.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I527 using FF Mobile
cheap sleeper is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-20-2019, 04:21 AM   #9
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Fan#: 119982
Location: Bayville, NJ
What I Drive: 2005 yellow zx3

Posts: 51
Points 198, Level 3
Points: 198, Level: 3 Points: 198, Level: 3 Points: 198, Level: 3
Level Up 96% Completed
Level up: 96% Level up: 96% Level up: 96%
Forum Activity 3%
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
FF Reputation: 2 briwedd Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Yes they should bolt on to your 05. I believe the difference is that the 05 had bigger ball joints then the svt


Sent from my iPhone using FF Mobile
cheap sleeper and felixthecat like this.
briwedd is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-20-2019, 06:30 AM   #10
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Fan#: 406677
Location: Decatur, TX
What I Drive: Basic Ass 2006 ZX3

Posts: 127
Points 235, Level 4
Points: 235, Level: 4 Points: 235, Level: 4 Points: 235, Level: 4
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 41%
Activity: 41% Activity: 41% Activity: 41%
FF Reputation: 2 DirtyDave Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
In the front, SVT rotors and calipers are direct bolt-on to 05-07

You could change out all the suspension if you want, but I wouldn't bother with junkyard struts. I'd just buy new shocks/struts/springs if doing that.
cheap sleeper and felixthecat like this.
DirtyDave is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Focus Centennial Edition Sedan
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HOW TO: Interior swap with power window and locks (over 100 pics) focuzed1 MK1 Interior Mods & Upgrades 12 03-06-2016 09:38 PM
Lot of SVT Parts Aluminum TB & Other Misc SVT Parts Cummins2012 ZETEC, SVT & SPI Parts (2000-2004) 33 11-03-2015 11:47 AM
SVT is Dead lduran General Car Chat Lounge 149 03-18-2006 12:48 PM
SVT will be back in full swing, as I said jevoe015 General Car Chat Lounge 25 12-21-2004 02:51 PM
Damn I hope things work out for SVT! TORQUERULES General Car Chat Lounge 7 12-16-2004 11:49 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.




 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1