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success, i put on my rear disk breaks to day they work great. now i have to get parking break cables, so i can do donuts.it only took a couple of hours to do. and it looks so great. i recomeend to every one.
 

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chadgore said:
success, i put on my rear disk breaks to day they work great. now i have to get parking break cables, so i can do donuts.it only took a couple of hours to do. and it looks so great. i recomeend to every one.
OK, can you write up a how to?

Exactly what parts did you use?

Do your brakes work any better?

Did you need to change out the brake lines?
 

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Hello:


I am in the process of collecting parts for this conversion.

Do we need:

1. GT master cylinder/reservoir
2. GT proportioning valve(s)
a. the one in the rear
b. the one in the front

????????

I can see some reasons:

1. Do the rear calipers need the same volume of brake fluid to compress as
the drum cylinders?

2. The drum cylinders push the fluid back when you release the brake
pedal because of the shoe springs?



Thank you,


Rob.
 

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Master cylinder is the same. Look it up on online parts serach and it's the same part number for GT's and non-GT's. The difference in master cylinders stated on the NAPA webpage were ABS, non-ABS automatic transmission, and non-ABS manual transmission.
 

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i already had a zx2 master cylinder and every thing is pretty much the same as in the valves. from what i have heard. i pretty much just took a chance and hoped it worked. i had all the parts that is i had the whole rear end of the escort gt. i would love to do a how to on this. if your interested email me at: [email protected] you can see a couple on pics i took today at: http://www.slightlyaltered.com/id57.htm
 

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Chad:

Did you use any rear caliper overhaul kit
(ex. Reybestos WK2735)?

Did you replace the internal o-ring, which seats
behind the adjusting bolt?
I would like to do this.

The bolt is secured by a snap ring
and I cannot find proper snap ring pliers to
remove the snap ring. There is not much clearance
inside the caliper housing so "normal" snap ring pliers do
not work.



Thank you,

Rob.
 

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GDogRob said:
I can't find any GT's in the junk yard. I have found a Tracer LSi and it had rear disk. Is this the same as the GT??? Is the swaybar the same as a GT?

I'm doing the conversion in a ZX2.

Thanks
Rob N
If the tracer had the disc...than it should be same. Also, keep an eye out for protege's. If its got the 1.8, it has the disc breaks and you can use them too. They are the exact same parts.
 

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TitoElSpicco said:
James92Scort said:
oh and it is...disc brakes...sorry I couldn't resist. :)
I don't now how y'all run stuff up north, but down here disc and disk are the same word, you douche. :D
www.dictionary.com
I thought James was referring to the word "breaks".. not "disk"

disc & disk are the same word.. both are misspelled.. it's really "d1s["
 

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plus the 1st and 2nd gen bolt patters and suspension is diffrent
 

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I have a How To about the rear disk brakes on my PC I did awhile back. Maybe I should post it up.

You can use parts from

91-96 Escort GT/LX-E and tracer LTS (If its an Escort with rear disk its the same)
90-94 Protege LX (1.8L DOHC motor will have rear disk brakes)
92-96 Mazda MX-3

John
 
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