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Sarge43
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Rear Drum to Disc Conversion
#459664 - 11/20/03 06:43 AM

I'm in the process of trading for a "00" Mystique GS with rear drums. How difficult would it be to swap out the drums for disc's? This is my first venture into the Contour/Mystique marque, I have a "98" Stang (which I will be selling )(done a bit to her) and an "01" Escape (box stock, so far.)

Thanks for any help


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Edited by Andy W. (01/26/04 08:32 PM)

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SVT power
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Re: Rear disc's new
#459804 (Re: Sarge43) 11/20/03 02:52 PM

It shouldn't be too bad considering the parts are a available since it was a factory option. Basically if you tried it on a car that only had rear drums from the factory I would be much harder. You may or may not have to change the hub though, but if you are willing to invest the time and money, it can be done.

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Big Jim
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Re: Rear disc's new
#460625 (Re: Sarge43) 11/21/03 05:18 AM

This should be helpful. The one thing I don't agree on is the removal of the rear brake pressure valves. Otherwise it is a great article.

http://www.contour.org/mods/mods.php?s=howto&displayid=1

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kinger
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Re: Rear disc's new
#460804 (Re: Big Jim) 11/21/03 02:40 PM

Originally posted by Big Jim:
The one thing I don't agree on is the removal of the rear brake pressure valves.
http://www.contour.org/mods/mods.php?s=howto&displayid=1




Your right I'll send Lance the new revised version, DON'T REMOVE THE RESTRICTOR!

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Big Jim
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Re: Rear disc's new
#461941 (Re: kinger) 11/23/03 06:03 AM

I just realized that I should mention that there are different part numbers on the restrictors if the car has ABS, so use ABS restrictors on a car with ABS and non ABS restrictors if the car is not equipped with ABS. They look just about the same.

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PeterM
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Re: Rear disc's new
#537509 (Re: Big Jim) 02/21/04 01:35 AM

I want to do this. Can't find any reasonably priced used knuckle/caliper/rotor assemblies.

Any one have any?



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PeterM
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Re: Rear disc's new
#540190 (Re: PeterM) 02/24/04 03:34 AM

Found lots on car-part.com. Any one know if the Cougar knuckles will fit?

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Thinkmoto
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Re: Rear disc's new
#540465 (Re: PeterM) 02/24/04 10:19 AM

Yes cougar knuckles will fit. As long as they are for a V6 4 wheel disc brake equipped car. I have cougar knuckles on my SVT

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SleeperZ
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Re: Rear disc's new
#570117 (Re: Thinkmoto) 03/26/04 06:26 PM

The part number for the rear ebrake cables that I hae is F6RZ-2A635-AA, which is a kit with 2 cables and the uprated pulloff springs.

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TourDeForce
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Re: Rear disc's new
#574126 (Re: Big Jim) 03/31/04 02:11 AM

Originally posted by Big Jim:
I just realized that I should mention that there are different part numbers on the restrictors if the car has ABS, so use ABS restrictors on a car with ABS and non ABS restrictors if the car is not equipped with ABS. They look just about the same.




This thread is for replacing drums with discs. Did any drum brake equipped cars come with ABS?

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