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stock front disc with 17" wheel



SVT front disc with same wheel



Rear with the stock set-up all removed



Rear arm dangling before we took it off to compare to SVT set-up... They are different on the wagon due to the shock mount... YOU DO NOT have to remove this to do the swap. You can just swap the spindles. Or on a zx3 zx5 you can change out the whole arm assembly. To Change the spindles it is 4 bolts and you have to grind the heads off of two rivets in the middle



The arm with the spindle just removed.




Here you can see where I ground off the rivets



This is where the front hook-up is for the ebrake cables...This is with the heat shields removed




New SVT stuff on! Sexxy



Stock front disc and SVT disc



Again!



Front SVT spindle and my awesome KW suspension ( really like it)



Stock junk!




Front spindle missing.




SVT set-up bolted on!


If pics don't show, just go here!

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v87/zx3_chick/Bills brake swap/
 

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Everyone has been interested in this lately. So, here it is!
I got the SVT set-up from Jeremy at Focussalvage.com. The only thing I had to add was SVT stainless brake lines ( from TonyD. at Newedgeperformance ) , rear svt E-brake cables ( from the Ford dealer ), and brake fluid.

The rust was wire wheeled off after the pics were taken.They look fine now, no rust !!The calipers will be painted the same as the front were in a week or two!

BTW LOve the picture of Aaron getting his head squeezed between the stand and the car!

Many thanks to Aaron (lilredzx3) and Ashley (zx3chick) for all their help. They came down for the weekend and helped with the install. We barely did any work to their car this time...Time to start modding the 05 guys!!! LOL

BTW Ashley took all the pics!!

With the stainless lines and new brakes I would say it is 20-30 % better stopping with NO fade.
 

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So, how much did all of this cost you? That is one of the biggest factors for me getting it done or not...

Oh, and will it work on the sedan? Stupid question I'm sure. I saw you mentioned zx3, zx5, and wagon but not the sedan so I'll ask in case. Thanks for the pictures..
 

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Yes it will work for the sedan as well... Contact Jeremy at Focussalvage.com for a price, it varies as the svt stuff is hard to come by...
 

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Glad to be of service[;)]

Hopefully this will show everyone that has asked if they can put rear discs in place of stock drums out there that they can do it!
 

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Wow, must be nice to have a complete shop with lift and everything at your disposal. [thumb] I'd have a spotless undercarriage if I had access to a lift because I'd be under it all the time cleaning everything. [:D]
 

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You want to watch it letting the halfshaft dangle like that - the inner CV joint could be damaged because it has a limited range of motion and allowing it to hold up the outer halfshaft and CV joint like that can overflex it.

Always support the shaft on both sides of any CV joint when you have the outer one disconnected from the hub or the inner one disconnected from the tranny.
 

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None at all . I do not have ABS. I just left the sensors in place ( as a water seal) and clipped the wires off. Nothing to it!
 

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is it my eyes, or is the stock rotor larger than the svt?

wouldn't that make it more effective....front I mean.

Rear swap to disc would be lovely though!!!

nice.
 

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Nope, no need for a porportioning valve, it works just fine the way it is. I had to put a valve on my mustang when I did it, but the FoFo did not need one.

The SVT disc is larger, so it must be your eyes..LOL the SVT uses a 300 mm disc and stock is 238 I think
 

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How hard is it to install the SVT e-brake cables? I've heard you have to remove all of the exhaust heat shielding to get at the cables...
 

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You have to remove the rear ehaust shield, but it is really easy. It is held on by 4 speed nuts, that is it! You remove those and pull the shield off and they are easy to get to. Total time doing the e-brake cables from start to finish was maybe 30 minutes or less... Just buy the svt rear cables from Ford. That is all you need.
 

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Great setup i did the same thing myself last year although i have abs i added goodridge stainless lines and dot 5.1 brake fluid

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