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Old 09-07-2019, 01:37 PM   #1
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Brembos from the RS to ST/SE

I do not know if someone has previously done a thread on this subject, if so, here it is again.

In the quest for better braking, I decided to try to put the calipers from the RS onto my 2013 Focus SE. I did not know if the caliper retaining bolts were differently spaced or a different size. I’d tried to order them previously, but may-August 2019, all available brake parts were being used in a “production run” i.e. making new RSs. Finally this past Friday I was able to order them.

The bottom line- they fit perfectly. Every part is bolt on exactly as your car came from the factory. Check out the pictures below and I will add a part list next post.

Some considerations:
I have 18” wheels, and the calipers are almost to big. There’s a 3/4” gap between caliper and wheels at the closest point.

If you order aftermarket rotors and pads (as I did) you have to make sure you get the two retaining pins and retaining clip. The pads I ordered didn’t include the pins and it held up my install by a whole week until they arrived.

The rotor diameter is 351.5 mm so I posted a comparison picture below for the size difference between 305 and 351.5.


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Old 09-07-2019, 01:42 PM   #2
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I am also considering running a 5mm spacer between rim and rotor to space out the rim from the calipers. Thoughts?
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Been thinking about doing the same to my focus S just waiting on funds. I got RS wheels so they should match. Did the dust cover fit up nicely or did it interfere with anything?
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.750'' is way more then enough for clearance.....I'd really pass on the spacers.
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Nice work, good upgrade for those who can find them cheap and/or from a wrecked RS
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Start out the outside for bleeding & then the inside & then once again....
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slave size difference between them?
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Been thinking about doing the same to my focus S just waiting on funds. I got RS wheels so they should match. Did the dust cover fit up nicely or did it interfere with anything?
You have to get RS covers. The stock S/SE /Titanium will not fit such a big rotor
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Start out the outside for bleeding & then the inside & then once again....
Took me forever to figure that out lol
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.750'' is way more then enough for clearance.....I'd really pass on the spacers.
I hit a cone rally crossing once which then proceeded to lodge itself on top of the rotor touching the ABS wiring. Situations like that are why I considered it
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