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Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ? new
#333627 (Re: warmonger) 06/29/03 10:43 PM

Well, I was hoping to have some sort of an update this week.

The machine shop has the CAD data and is ready to discuss a quote for getting brackets made (keep in mind that even with the design i gave them, i have to work out some fastener clearnace problems) BUT, we are playing phone tag . . . hopefully I will get a chance to talk with them monday.

I am also pursuing another route, that would likely make the setup more robust, and ultimately cheaper, but I'm not sure I can legitimately do it, we'll see what happens.

I just wish I could do this kind of stuff as a day job . . . someday.

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fast80svt
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Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ? new
#333992 (Re: Rara) 06/30/03 04:23 AM

Keep up the good work, Rara. A lot of people are waiting with interest on this one.

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RaraAdministrator
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Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ? new
#334279 (Re: fast80svt) 06/30/03 01:08 PM

Originally posted by fast80svt:
Keep up the good work, Rara. A lot of people are waiting with interest on this one.




Lol, including myself! Its just kind of bugging me that I haven't had the time to devote to getting it done . . .

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Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ? new
#336208 (Re: Rara) 07/02/03 12:38 AM

I'm in on this FWIW.

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Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ? new
#336326 (Re: todras) 07/02/03 03:04 AM

Just an FYI, still havent been able to get with the machine shop, I was too busy at work today.

BUT, I am investigating another alternative that would be significantly better for all involved but, may not pan out due to commercial/legal issues over who owns the rights to what.


I know I can't even guess at pricing right now (except that it would be cheaper than buying FSVT calipers and rotors outright from a dealer) but how many kits would I be looking at putting together for people? Note that this would just allow you to use your existing caliper on a larger FSVT front rotor (300mm vs. 278mm for SVT and 260mm for std) and would include the rotors and all necessary fasteners and bracketry, and if I could work out a deal with Stazi or some other pad dealer, perhaps a set of new pads as well. Also, I would wonder how many folks would want them to upgrade from E1 and E0 SVT, and how many from std. contour?

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Keyser Soze
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Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ? new
#336332 (Re: Rara) 07/02/03 03:07 AM

The end of the track gets closer and closer. Eventually, I will need some kind of upgrade. If it doesn't cost more than Baer or Wilwoods would be interested. I have a few other mods up my sleeve first however. BTW that's 1 for 278 to 300.

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Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ? new
#337125 (Re: Rara) 07/02/03 06:20 PM

I would be going from a stock E0 setup. By the way, I like the idea of getting some new pads with the deal. Perhaps even SS lines???

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RaraAdministrator
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Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ? new
#337143 (Re: fast80svt) 07/02/03 06:36 PM

Originally posted by fast80svt:
I would be going from a stock E0 setup. By the way, I like the idea of getting some new pads with the deal. Perhaps even SS lines???




I'm not sure I want to include lines, for several reasons. One I don't want to step on too many toes (I think Todd from TCE would be happy to sell you some good quality SS lines, as would several other vendors) but the main thing is, part of the point of doing it the way I'm shooting for, is that you won't have to "open" the hydraulics of the brake system to install this setup, or to switch back to your original smaller rotors if you want to run smaller wheels for the winter time or something like that.

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Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ? new
#337160 (Re: Rara) 07/02/03 06:52 PM

i'd definitely be on this too, i've been hoping this will become a viable option. btw, thanks for the advice on the Mustang suspension Brian

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Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ? new
#337405 (Re: hydro) 07/02/03 10:34 PM

I too would be interested in this.

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