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Brakes Rear Disc Brakes "The Hard Way"

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by Greenbean, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Greenbean

    Greenbean I like my roads curvy and downhill

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    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/ford,1997,escort,2.0l l4,1119361,brake & wheel hub
    August 1,2020
    CARDONE 19B1758 $60.69+$26.10=86.89
    CARDONE 19B1759 $60.79+$32=92.79
    #2 CARLSON H809 $1.77*2=$3.54
    #2 BECK/ARNLEY 1030519 $2.27*2=$4.54
    #2 RAYBESTOS BC95730 $19.78*2=$39.56
    total $227.32
    If I'm missing anything important then please tell me. I'd much rather just buy all new parts and swap em out next brake job then go to a junk yard to find the parts. I left out rotors and pads cause people very what kind they want. I do alot of fast down hill so I want better pads and nice rotors where as someone who doesn't run the mountains like they have a death wish won't need them. Don't care about the shields, Just don't. also No ABS, never liked it.

    Rear Rotor Brakes Blueprint.png





    this is what I'm going off.
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  2. pextor

    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    I think the parking brake cables are different, too.
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    Swift FEOA Donator

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    That is true, disk cables are different than drum ones
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    Spindles?
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    Greenbean I like my roads curvy and downhill

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    I didn't think they are but they are cheap enough that I wouldn't mind getting new ones anyway. I don't think their is a difference in the spindles, I considered getting new hubs but I didn't really think is was a need and after the conversion. If I need to replace them later on it'll be easy enough were I don't mind putting it off. If their a difference then of course I'll get it.
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    madmatt2024 FEOA Member

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    Everything I've read over the years states that the spindles are different between the rear disk and drum setups. This is why people typically get the disk swap parts from a junkyard, because it's the only way to get the spindles which I'm pretty sure are discontinued from Ford.
  7. Greenbean

    Greenbean I like my roads curvy and downhill

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    Just to be clear, The Spindle is the part that holds the hub while also having the mounting points for the calipers? Or Is the Spindle the Hub which allows the tire to spin freely. If you please give a picture of a spindle for disc brakes. Also found this. https://www.onlinemazdaparts.com/pr...modelYear=0&ukey_driveline=0&ukey_trimlevel=0
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    madmatt2024 FEOA Member

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    It's part #1 in the diagram you posted.
    Mazda knuckles won't be an exact fit for a 3rd gen/ZX2. You need a custom spacer for one of the control arms to run them. Some pics I found.
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  9. Greenbean

    Greenbean I like my roads curvy and downhill

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    Well that's fun.
    P#F7CZ4A013CE
    Knuckle
    Knuckle, LEFT
    DISC BRAKE
    P#F7CZ4A013CD
    Knuckle
    Knuckle, RIGHT
    DISC BRAKE
    Yep, They look to be discontinued for some reason. Which to me sounds really odd that they would but I guess to be fair, it's just a hunk of steel.
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    ndlm8888 scortin daily

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    Greenbean I like my roads curvy and downhill

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    Greenbean I like my roads curvy and downhill

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    *Update* I have placed my order for the bracket. I'm unsure when it'll come in but I will keep everyone posted however I'm not going to install it for a while. I'll demo it on my dead shell.
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    +1..I just ordered a bracket kit, too... Was always hoping for someone to step up and build/sell such items for the "forgotten masses"...
    will follow-up, too...
    Ricardo
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    Greenbean I like my roads curvy and downhill

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    I kinda forgot about this XP I finally got the bracket in but my car's engine started to knock so the rear brakes have been stopped like the rest of it till I can get the engine to stop peaking. I did however also got two M8-1.25 x 130mm bolts to help remove the old drums.
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    Greenbean I like my roads curvy and downhill

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    What the kit came with.
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