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by timxr8
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Focus Brake Mounting
Replies: 21
Views: 7457

Re: Focus Brake Mounting

I have more "kits" currently, but I also updated the hose with a 45 degree swivel fitting, so the hoses are $5 more expensive to compensate for the increased cost of the fitting. Total is $105 shipped for the spacers, thread adapters, bolts, and hoses.
by timxr8
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Focus Brake Mounting
Replies: 21
Views: 7457

Re: Focus Brake Mounting

Sorry, not on here as much as I used to. This "kit" will NOT work with the Contour SVT rotors due to the height of the friction surface. On the Contour, the rotor vents to the outside, which takes away ~1/4" of the area from the bottom of where the pad engages. So the pad will "overhang" the inside ...
by timxr8
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: WTB ARP long wheel studs
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

Re: WTB ARP long wheel studs

Dorman 610-323 are about 1.75" long. $12 for 10 at RockAuto. $16 from Summit.
by timxr8
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Outcast nose
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

Re: Outcast nose

Mine that I have done a rough fit, and fit well, have that reflective strip on the outside. It is not shown once installed.
by timxr8
Wed May 23, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Original owner since '86 planning updates...
Replies: 35
Views: 8661

Re: Original owner since '86 planning updates...

Brake upgrades can depend on wheel size. If keeping the stock 14" or even 15" "Spatula" wheels, I would recommend the MerkurDepot rear kit. Front I would leave stock to match. If going with 15" and not the Spatula, I have a setup to utilize the 2012+ Focus brakes on essentially all 4 corners (11" ro...
by timxr8
Fri May 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN
Replies: 183
Views: 74551

Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Is it the same on both sides, left and right, inside and outside of each rotor? The pad engagement should be pretty much from one edge of the machined portion of the rotor to the other edge. I had ~1mm of play total to get it aligned correctly, height wise. So it should be making contact along the e...
by timxr8
Thu May 03, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Direct Fit SS Rear Brake hoses for My Focus Rear Brake kit
Replies: 12
Views: 4535

Re: Direct Fit SS Rear Brake hoses for My Focus Rear Brake kit

Merkurfast wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:46 pm
Any news on the hoses?
Not yet. I got the quote over a week ago and I told them to go ahead with the order. Messaged them today and they should be quoting some front hoses as well. No reply yet. They were pretty good the last order. Chassis fitting is the problem generally.
by timxr8
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN
Replies: 183
Views: 74551

Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Ah, makes sense. The photos work. I need to switch my stuff to google photos.
by timxr8
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN
Replies: 183
Views: 74551

Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

...I had to shave my own flats in the brake line body connector to get it to pass through the "D" hole... I'm confused by this as I tested it on my own chassis. They all had the flat portion on them. Unfortunately I was unable to see your picture. Are you a registered member? If not, then you must ...
by timxr8
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: **SOLD** JVAB rear coilovers
Replies: 4
Views: 2066

Re: JVAB rear coilovers

Interesting. Never got a PM. I'll shoot you one. Maybe that'll work.
by timxr8
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Some brake upgrade questions for weekend driver
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

Re: Some brake upgrade questions for weekend driver

If you want to go bigger, I do have a solution that is pretty bolt-in on the front and a good rear disc solution that does not require a master cylinder upgrade. The Focus has been using a 15/16" / 23mm Master Cylinder (same as early XR) for quite some time and the brake feel is very good. Fronts wo...
by timxr8
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: **SOLD** JVAB rear coilovers
Replies: 4
Views: 2066

**SOLD** JVAB rear coilovers

Got a pair of JVAB rear coilovers for sale. Bilstein 46mm shocks with GpA valving and 175lb/in springs (185lb were Tarmac). Also have a set of 300lb springs if interested in going that stiff. Spring rate is ~1.9-2x at the stock location (175=~350 at stock, 300=~600 at stock). New, never used, just m...
by timxr8
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: 2.3L Duratec Part out for the XR.
Replies: 0
Views: 1312

2.3L Duratec Part out for the XR.

Well, after about 4 years of collecting parts and making minor modifications to my car, I am changing directions with the drivetrain. Here is what I have, I will try and get pictures taken to post and update, but there are many things. I will also update the post as I remember or find parts in the g...
by timxr8
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN
Replies: 183
Views: 74551

Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

my8950 wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:47 am
I'm curious if anyone who has done this swap also has the Scorpio type MC/Booster???
Jeff Esteban. The balance with the front is more important IMO. He's got Wilwood SL4Rs with a 4.12in piston area (Stock is 4.35in and 57mm Focus is 3.95in).
by timxr8
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN
Replies: 183
Views: 74551

Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

BUMP!! I'm putting in another order for 19 sets. Please let me know if there is any interest either here or on the FB page/PM. They'll be coming with rear stainless DOT direct fit (OE fittings at the chassis and caliper) lines for $160 shipped.