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  • Brake upgrade inquiry

    I've read posts about the focus brake upgrades, but what I really want is a big brake kit so this thing will stop better than it goes. BAT doesn't sell big brake kits anymore per some clueless kid I talked to on the phone during my recent order. About the only thing I've seen that still seem to be available are the kits on TCE performance. I think this is the route I'm going to go, and I wantd to see what others thought. It appears their rear kit retains the stock caliper with bigger rotors, so e-brake should be fine, right? Any other ideas before I spend the money on these kits? Thanks all.
    99 Black SVT -3L Hybrid, Spec flywheel, MSDS, CAI, 17" Konig Tantrums, Optimized TB & Y, Baer BBK, Bassani cat-back w/ magnaflow res, Koni's w/ H&R

    '06 Volvo V50 T5 AWD MTX- Stock

  • #2
    Check out PRT. He sells brackets that will allow you to use the PBR (baer, cobra, mach1) calipers and brackets on the front along with 13" rotors. This requires a little more work on your end to source all the parts seperately but will be cheaper in the end. And im sure he can help you source what you need. His rear bracket which I use allows you to run the fsvt front 11.8" rotor on the rear of your contour.
    '01 F150 Supercrew-Magnaflow Exhaust, Airmax intake, 33" Terra grapplers
    '98 Satin black CSVT #3107- Portmatched 3L, Quaife lsd and more SOLD 10/28/12
    99 Tgreen/Tan CSVT Ported 3L, Koni/GC's, and more to come.

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    • #3
      Agreed with solo. The Baer or PRT front kit is the best bang for the buck. I would hold out on the rears until PRT releases their rear kit that doesn't require rotor turning.

      1999 Silver Frost SVT #259
      Mods: Port-Matched 3L, Magnaflow Exhaust, MSDS Headers, Torsen T-2 LSD, Fidanza Flywheel, Spec 3+ Clutch, 18" OZ Superleggras, Baer BBK, BAT Suspension, Mystique Tail

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      • #4
        Milan (quicksilver) sells a fsvt rear brake upgrade.
        Chris
        1998 Ford SVT Contour #3571 ....... fixing and repairing daily.

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        • #5
          I guess I'll wait and talk to PRT, bu I'm curious he much less it would be. Depending on what kit I would get from TCE I'm looking at $1850 for front and rear. That includes SS lines.
          99 Black SVT -3L Hybrid, Spec flywheel, MSDS, CAI, 17" Konig Tantrums, Optimized TB & Y, Baer BBK, Bassani cat-back w/ magnaflow res, Koni's w/ H&R

          '06 Volvo V50 T5 AWD MTX- Stock

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          • #6
            Adapter Kit: http://www.prtautosport.com/store/p1...rsion_Kit.html

            If you shop around you should be able to get a full kit for right around ~1K

            The Baer kit is essentially the same thing for $100 more. You just don't get to chose your rotors, lines, pads etc. I have the Baer kit and have been very happy with it.

            1999 Silver Frost SVT #259
            Mods: Port-Matched 3L, Magnaflow Exhaust, MSDS Headers, Torsen T-2 LSD, Fidanza Flywheel, Spec 3+ Clutch, 18" OZ Superleggras, Baer BBK, BAT Suspension, Mystique Tail

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            • #7
              I've only got $310 in my full PRT cobra brake setup for the front. That's the PRT bracket kit, and factory caliper brackets, calipers, pads, rotors, and new lines.
              Chris
              1998 Ford SVT Contour #3571 ....... fixing and repairing daily.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by GIT-R-DONE View Post
                I've only got $310 in my full PRT cobra brake setup for the front. That's the PRT bracket kit, and factory caliper brackets, calipers, pads, rotors, and new lines.
                It's definitely possible to get away cheaper based on choices you make. Street pads, no powder coating on the calipers, and solid rotors help!

                Were you able to get that low with all new parts?

                1999 Silver Frost SVT #259
                Mods: Port-Matched 3L, Magnaflow Exhaust, MSDS Headers, Torsen T-2 LSD, Fidanza Flywheel, Spec 3+ Clutch, 18" OZ Superleggras, Baer BBK, BAT Suspension, Mystique Tail

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nasty1 View Post
                  I would hold out on the rears until PRT releases their rear kit that doesn't require rotor turning.
                  PRT or Milans rear kit don't require turning rotors, only the old NPG kit did.
                  *CLICK HERE ---> 1995 SE 3L WITH MATCHING TRAILER <--- CLICK HERE*
                  30 Contour / Mystiques and counting......

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                  • #10
                    Thanks, that's a pretty significant difference in price. I had been on PRT's site and looked at the kits, but once I read that I had to source all of the other parts I mentally signed-off. I sometimes need things spelled out and made easy, at least the first time through, so the appeal of buying it all at once with one kit was nice. Maybe I'll check out the Baer kit too, but it seems easy enough to pick up the parts. What about the rear? I only see a front brake kit on PRT's site.
                    99 Black SVT -3L Hybrid, Spec flywheel, MSDS, CAI, 17" Konig Tantrums, Optimized TB & Y, Baer BBK, Bassani cat-back w/ magnaflow res, Koni's w/ H&R

                    '06 Volvo V50 T5 AWD MTX- Stock

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                    • #11
                      PRT is coming out (sometime) with a new rear brake kit that is even more Plug-n-play.

                      Not sure when, you'll have to ask him.
                      Silver Frost 1998 Contour SVT
                      3.0L Vortech Power is coming
                      Plate : T1000

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                      • #12
                        Until PRT has the rear kit available, there is the Milan rear kit. Basically the same design.

                        http://www.contour.org/ceg-vb/showth...ilan+brake+kit
                        *CLICK HERE ---> 1995 SE 3L WITH MATCHING TRAILER <--- CLICK HERE*
                        30 Contour / Mystiques and counting......

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                        • #13
                          Here's a pic of my front pbr/Baer setup. I have $450ish in this with all new/reman parts and powder coating done by myself. I did alot of searching for the best deals but I think you could put together a setup for around $600 pretty easily with the prt brackets


                          And my rear brakes with 11.8" rotors with prt bracket kit. Pretty much cost of kit and rotors.


                          '01 F150 Supercrew-Magnaflow Exhaust, Airmax intake, 33" Terra grapplers
                          '98 Satin black CSVT #3107- Portmatched 3L, Quaife lsd and more SOLD 10/28/12
                          99 Tgreen/Tan CSVT Ported 3L, Koni/GC's, and more to come.

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                          • #14
                            Cool. Good info. So the old PRT kit isn't available anymore, and I'm guessing he Milan kit isn't either? I'll reach out to PRT soon and likely get both kits from him. So that would mean cobra brakes on the font and svt focus on the rear?
                            99 Black SVT -3L Hybrid, Spec flywheel, MSDS, CAI, 17" Konig Tantrums, Optimized TB & Y, Baer BBK, Bassani cat-back w/ magnaflow res, Koni's w/ H&R

                            '06 Volvo V50 T5 AWD MTX- Stock

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                            • #15
                              So PRT says he has two of the older style rear kits left over, so that seems like a pretty good deal. I'm considering the front cobra kits too, but to get calipers, pads, rotors and lines the cost is adding up. Solo I'm not sure if I'm looking in the wrong places, I'm over $1k. If you have a list of part numbers you used to put your Baer kits together I'd certainly take a look. The front kits on TCE start at $850, and that's everything, with 12.2" rotors and 4 piston calipers. The cobra kit utilizes 2 piston calipers IIRC.
                              99 Black SVT -3L Hybrid, Spec flywheel, MSDS, CAI, 17" Konig Tantrums, Optimized TB & Y, Baer BBK, Bassani cat-back w/ magnaflow res, Koni's w/ H&R

                              '06 Volvo V50 T5 AWD MTX- Stock

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