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    Budget big brake setup.

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    I know this was done for the older svt Focus, which shares the same 4x108 pattern. And I'm just thinking out loud here. But I'm wondering if we can use their front rotors (300mm) and make up some brackets to run two piston mustang front calipers (they'd be flipped side to side so the bleeders work). You'd be stuck with a 17" wheel being the only downside. Think it would be a worthwhile thing to do? I'm looking at doing brakes next spring. So I figured why not get more performance using things that already exist. With easy to find replacements. Instead of dropping a large amount on a wilwood kit. What do you all think?
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    Budget big brake setup.

    IMO just get the Wilwood setup for under $800. 2JRacing sells the kit for the front. Plenty of stopping power.

    EDIT: <$1000. The stainless line kit is needed also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKaWing View Post
    Too bad they don't just sell the rear as a bracket instead of a full kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KKaWing View Post
    I would be a guinea pig for this kit...what would the USDM rotors be?
    I've done the rear upgrade which is underwhelming but maybe the combo of both would be more effective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightcrew13 View Post
    I would be a guinea pig for this kit...what would the USDM rotors be?
    I've done the rear upgrade which is underwhelming but maybe the combo of both would be more effective?
    I think ST170 focus refers to our SVT focus. You might need to dig a bit to confirm.

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    Those brackets are an interesting design. It looks like it must pivot the caliper because of the 3 bolts?. I would like to see a photo of it installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sekred View Post
    Those brackets are an interesting design. It looks like it must pivot the caliper because of the 3 bolts?. I would like to see a photo of it installed.

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    Yep adding additional weight to increase the lever arm... I'll order a set. Gonna have to find some good SVT rotors. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightcrew13 View Post
    Yep adding additional weight to increase the lever arm... I'll order a set. Gonna have to find some good SVT rotors. Any suggestions?
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    Yes the st170 is the same as our svt focus. That bracket setup sounds like it also uses the svt/st170 caliper, which I wouldn't be opposed to using. The the plan was/ is to keep it under the cost of the big brake kits for sale, and have somewhat close performance.


 
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