Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by salukixr4ti » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:35 pm

Looks great, bet they go fast!
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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by Merkurfast » Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:39 am

Received mine. Nice!

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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by timxr8 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:17 pm

Merkurfast wrote:Received mine. Nice!
Get some installed pics up fast!! I have a few of these left. Another run may be done in November/December timeframe.
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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by rab » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:29 pm

So how does this compare to let's say the cossy rear brakes or t bird rear brakes?

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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by timxr8 » Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:50 am

rab wrote:So how does this compare to let's say the cossy rear brakes or t bird rear brakes?
Well, the problem with the "cossie" rear brakes are the fact that they aren't cossie size. They're standard Sierra disc brakes size. 253mm vs 273mm. The focus SVT use a 280mm rotor. The advantage to the T-bird is the availability and the fact that the rotors are hub centric and a little larger. Only people doing high speed racing will need a vented rear rotor, which the T-bird setup would not be up to that task anyway. Also, since the caliper is aluminum, it's much lighter. And finally, pad compounds are plentiful and inexpensive, unlike the hard to find Sierra/Scorpio pads.
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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by ford.scorpio » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:02 pm

FYI; lifetime warranty Scorpio rear pads are $20 from autozoo........
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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by timxr8 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:37 am

ford.scorpio wrote:FYI; lifetime warranty Scorpio rear pads are $20 from autozoo........
True, but you can't find even close to the variety of pad compounds. This is more geared to the performance aspect than simply a DD.

I want to make something clear: I'm not knocking on Mike's (Merkur Depot) kit. IMHO, it's the first decent rear disc brake kit and works well as a stock replacement style disc upgrade. There's a reason I didn't really put too much effort into this kit until recently, that's because it's still cheap to find the Scorpio calipers rebuilt. The problem arose when a friend of mine was unable to find good pads for the Scorpio calipers. That pushed me to finally get everything measured and a prototype created.
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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by cmouta » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:42 am

PM'd about being added to the list!
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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by rab » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:54 pm

what the difference if side of pads,calipers and rotors t-bird vs. 11 new design?
Do you have a weight difference between the too also?

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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by timxr8 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:30 am

rab wrote:what the difference if side of pads,calipers and rotors t-bird vs. 11 new design?
Do you have a weight difference between the too also?
I don't have a weight difference right now. The pad surface area is larger than both the Scorpio/Sierra and the T-Bird ones. I'm currently deployed, so some specifics might not be answered until November.
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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by timxr8 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:06 am

BUMP!! I'm back in the US. Jeff should be dropping off my box of stuff this week. Below is the list of those with the original orders.

Merkurfast w/ cable---PAID
lowered86 w/ cable---PAID
GPz11 w/ cable
In XS 7 w/ cable
helios w/ cable---PAID
Adam Escott---PAID
Bart Dyshuk (2) w/ cable---PAID
Travis DiTulio w/ cable---PAID
Dillon Wilson

I'll take an inventory and update what's available. For those above who haven't paid yet, I'm going to have to set a deadline of 31 Dec or the brackets and the cables will become available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Tim Spencer
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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by Spaldino » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:41 am

i need these.
88 Mono-white XR: Side exhaust, Walbro, MC2 Front Adjustable Coilovers, Rear Bilsteins, Full Poly bushings, MC2 Diff Mount, Rapido intercooler, Some sort of mild cam(?), Rear Disc conversion, 225s on 17x8 wheels.

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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by cmouta » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:12 pm

Yeah I'd like to get in for a set of the focus caliper brackets with cable!
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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by sponge003 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 2:20 pm

Interested in a set of brackets for focus style

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Re: Rear disc brake kit 11" NEW DESIGN

Post by timxr8 » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:13 pm

Shoot me a PM and I can get you my paypal info. Just got everything back. I have more than I thought I did: 15 sets of the Focus height and 7 sets of the Escape/C-Max height (2 sets of Escape/C-Max are not plated).
Tim Spencer
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2011 Taurus SHO daily driver...not stock.

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