> RichA wrote:
> The one we have is equipped with 205/50s mounted on 16" aluminum
> wheels. It loves the corners.
> '93 Cobra
> '03 Focus ZX3
One good thing about the car is the warranty. I'm a little tall to ride
comfortably in one or I'd consider one myself when buying a new car
since I drive a little ways to work.
Here's a little advice to anyone checking the rear drum brakes on one
of these cars:
It's almost impossible to take off the dust cap without ruining it. And
the drum is an intigrated part of the whole assembly. Weld a nut on the
dust cap and pull off the dust cap with a slide hammer. You still might
distort it a little bit, but put a small bead of silicone around the
dust cap to keep the moisture out.
If you don't weld a nut on the dust cap you can almost certainly
distort the cap every time you take it off. Any the rear brakes should
be check more frequently than other cars because there isn't too much
BTW, a lot of Ford techs are required to check the brakes every time a
vehicle is in the shop. But most Ford techs won't touch the rear Focus
drum brakes unless they have to.