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#128871 - 31st Jan 2005 9:49am Rear Disc Conversion
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hiya guys, jus wonderin if any 1 could help me out a bit

i want to get some rear discs on the old foci for performance but also looks for when i get some new wheels soon

does any1 know how hard a job it is and what else needs changin etc?

Some dood with a cossie at the rock sed "nah mate its P**iss, jus find a focus in a scrappy with read discs, whizz the back end off, whack it on yours, change the handbrake cable n thats it" - happy

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#128872 - 31st Jan 2005 9:55am Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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*P.s. when i say for performance, i obviously mean breaking wise! smile

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#128873 - 31st Jan 2005 10:31am Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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Sounds about right happy

May need a little reworking of the brake lines too, but I dont think its that bigger job smile
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#128874 - 31st Jan 2005 11:15am Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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ok cool, so how exactly do i go about "whipping off a rear end from one on a crappy and gettin it on mine"?! Lol! du think i'd be able to do it myself with the help of a trusty haynes manual? is it just a case of like taking off the break drums and screwing the discs on sorta?

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#128875 - 31st Jan 2005 11:27am Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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Dont think so, not to familiar with Focus'

Done one on a Cav about a year ago, and that was just drop one rear beam and replace with the disk beam, however....

I belive the Focus has independant rear suspension. Im not sure if this means you can just swap the hubs, or you'll need more than that, ie the rear suspension bottom arm assembly for both sides confused
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#128876 - 31st Jan 2005 11:34am Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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hmm thanks neway dude, nodoby on the focus owners site seems to know much about it either! i'll keep huntin around for more info happy

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#128877 - 31st Jan 2005 11:24pm Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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the 2.0 focus has rear brake discs. Dunno if itd be easier to fit them to your existing beam or replace the whole thing. But there's your answer!
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#128878 - 2nd Feb 2005 3:42pm Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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I am looking for a rear brake conversion for my Escort, but all ive been able to find is kits that cost in excess of about £300-£400 just to buy the parts.... frown

Would focus ST front discs fit an escort easy enough on 16" wheels?
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#128879 - 2nd Feb 2005 9:36pm Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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Only rear beam u can buy Basskid is the RS2000 and try getting one cheaper than £150!
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#128880 - 5th Feb 2005 6:53pm Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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Try e-bay!
You'll need to add two 'parking' brake cables, but apart from that, I think you just take the drum hub off and bolt the disc hub back on. Vauxhalls have beams, which are a pain to do, but Focus' have independent.
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#128881 - 5th Feb 2005 7:20pm Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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Anyone know how easy it would be to do it to a 98 Civic Coupe?
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#128882 - 7th Feb 2005 2:56am Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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Type R parts?

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#128883 - 9th Feb 2005 11:24pm Re: Rear Disc Conversion
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Probably go round a couple of scrappy's and check out some Accords. They'll let you borrow a turret to compare with your car. wink
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