Re: ? Bracket allowing use of Focus SVT rotors ?
#937876 - 05/10/05 09:12 PM
Originally posted by Stazi: No. As you cannot use those brackets on the Contour calipers. They are different! I checked.
You didn't check very close . . .
You can use the FSVT anchor bracket with the contour caliper. The only differences from the full FSVT brake swap, is you pull the stock anchor bracket out, and slide the FSVT one into the stock caliper (be sure to re-grease the slide pins w/ brake grease); you also must modify the pad backing plate. The outer FSVT pad backing plate won't seat into the caliper quite right becuase of the profile of the top of the pad; take a grinder or cutoff wheel and shape the bump on it to match the bump on the top of the CSVT pad. You could use CSVT pads I suppose, but they require a bit of grinding down on the sides to clear the FSVT anchor bracket. I didn't try this.
Other than the swapping of the anchor brackets, and the re-shaping of the outer pad backing plate, this is identical to the full FSVT swap. Too bad the FSVT anchor bracket was never released as its own service part.
On Edit - btw, I verified this all tonight on my E1 CSVT