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precision brakes?

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by swalltr207jg, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. swalltr207jg

    swalltr207jg New Member

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    anyone have their big brake kit, its one of the only companies that makes a kit for our cars using willwood components. Just wondering cause I might be getting some here pretty soon and was wondering how hard it was to install , and if the rotors are replaceable.
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    I have never heard of a single person with the kit on all the BG boards I visit.
    Bill.
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    swalltr207jg New Member

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    well thats crap, I hate being a test dumby, willwoods are good, but its hard to say if the brackets this company makes are any good, or if they are just using the willwood peices with a crappy bracket.
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    It's all in the bracket. Wilwood and others are basically universal parts (rotors, calipers) with vehicle specific cradle brackets.
    Bill.
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    I think the reason no one has them is cuz they're really expensive. For most of us, that kit is worth more than our car.
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    The benefit gained from putting a big brake kit on an Escort is also fairly moot. If you want looks, go for it, sure, you can do that. If you want performance, get better pads... most Escorts of any gen are usually not at a loss for stopping power due to heat dissipation.
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    But If you do buy the kit, measure the brackets so we can copy them :)
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    Anyone have a link to the Escort kit?
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    I found the kits in their online catalog. $1530 for the front and $893 for the rear. The rear uses the stock caliper.

    I saw on the testimonial page that 'Jeff from Florida' put some on an Escort so I guess it has been done.
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    I'd never spend that much on a set of brakes that really wouldn't stop me any faster.

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