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    Default Rear Disc Brakes AGAIN !!

    OK still researching to put rear discs on my 2002 ZX2 to be used for endurance racing LeMons/Chump. Had a few telling me they could sell me an EGT set up but then I thought that I have ABS and want to keep it. I called a junk yard today that said they had a 02 Escort with rear discs.
    Did 02 Escorts come with rear discs (other than SR's) and will they fit my ZX2 ??? I would assume I need the spindle, hub, caliper, rotor, lines and e brake cables.
    I have also heard on the FEOA forum of people using the Mazda Protege and Ford Tracer rear spindles with a 3/4" spacer to make them fit.
    I would rather run disc over drums for a roadcourse race but don't know what will work with the ZX2 with ABS.
    Any advice from experience out there ?
    I know there are several forums on this, but most predate 2012 so that is old information to me, and want new ideas.
    Thanks

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    escort uses the same if rds

    if they have abs then they should look like the ones i am selling pictured here




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    I have two RDB setups on my cars. One came from a Gen 2 EGT (91-96) the other was from a 1997 Escort 4 door Sedan with rear disc and ABS (Gen 3). Yes, rear disc brakes came on Gen 3 vehicles other than S/R, and ZX2 and Sedan parts are identical. Often they were part of an ABS package. All of the Gen 3 rear disc brake spindles came with provisions to mount ABS sensors, and you can buy ABS hubs with the tone rings for $70 a pair. I have a pair of sensors I pulled off the Gen 3 car, but I just cut the cables where they entered the car body. ABS takes a special master cylinder that only has 3 ports, but they don't use propo valves and are readily available new. Not sure if they are the same for drum or disc, would be worth checking to see if they crosslist and you could use your current setup. If it is at a pick your part yard just take the whole rear crossmember. You will not be able to pull the thing apart there, and it is only held in with 4 bolts to the body, 4 bolts to the struts, and two bolts for the trailing arms. Half the time when try and take the control arms off the captive nuts in the crossmember just spin. Best to soak with plenty of PB Blaster at home, and clamp a piece of backer metal to the side of the nut with a big C Clamp. Also, the parking brake cables are usually wasted, so bring a sawzall and just cut them off. save the ends, they use different ends on EGT (locknuts) and Gen 3 (clips). Who knows, your junkyard find could have been upgraded in the past with EGT parts, and you can save a lot of headaches knowing that. The whole crossmember only weighs 50 lbs or so, so not a big deal to haul out if they have wagons or wheelbarrows. While you are at it, take the controller and the box, the setup is standalone, and has a separate ECU, does not use the PCM. The drum and disc setups may not interchange, and even if they do, spares are always a good thing.

    The gen 2 and gen 3 parts look real similar, but are not. The pads are different, the calipers are slightly different, the caliper brackets are very different, if you get that far PM me and I will help walk you through the ID. Good luck

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    Better yet, just pull the entire parking cable. It's not hard to remove and replace.

    John

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    I converted mine with 97 sedan parts (had ABS). I've also seen a wagon with RDB and ABS....

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    I can vouch for different pads and calipers between EGT and S/R models.
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    Thanks for all the info guys, most of the posts on here about the conversion were from 2012 and prior. Now it's off to the junkyards. Again a BIG thanks.

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