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#8 of 14 Re: disc/drum [travis03]
by vg33e power
Mar 16, 2009 (8:26 am)
I am almost sure that you can swap drum brake system to disc brake system. I have never done it nor heard of someone doing it, so the information I am providing it is solely based on my parts catalog. I work for a dealership and based on my catalog the rear trailing arm, knuckle (spindle), and hub assembly are the same for drum or disc brakes. You will have to replace, brake hoses, caliper mounting brackets, calipers, parking brake shoes, and of course rotors. Here are the part numbers and total list price for this swap. These are from a 2005 Escape, since it was the first year rear disc was offered. (again this information is for reference only and I am not liable for anything that comes of it)
6L8Z-2553-A (RIGHT CALIPER)
6L8Z-2552-A (LEFT CALIPER)
6L8Z-2B540-A (RIGHT CALIPER MOUNTING BRACKET)
6L8Z-2B540-B (LEFT CALIPER MOUNTING BRACKET)
5L8Z-2A753-AA (PARKING BRAKE SHOES)
5L8Z-2C026-BA (ROTORS) (QTY. 2)
5L8Z-2282-AA (RIGHT REAR BRAKE HOSE)
5L8Z-2282-AC (LEFT REAR BRAKE HOSE)
Total cost new from dealership for all these parts...about $975
#9 of 14 FORD ESCAPE BARS ATTACHED TO BACK TIRES
Mar 18, 2009 (3:28 pm)
I am interested in buying a 2009 Ford Escape but I noticed that this SUV has some metal bars attached to each of the back tires (you can see them from behind) , These bars look too close to the road. In the event I mount on a sidewalk or go over a bumper or just if I pass over a big rock, it could damage the bar . Also I noticed that my Jeep Liberty and others SUVs dont have such bars.
Can somebody help me out.
#10 of 14 Re: FORD ESCAPE BARS ATTACHED TO BACK TIRES [gregoryayca]
by vg33e power
Mar 18, 2009 (4:59 pm)
The bars you are referring to are lower suspension control arms and most independent suspension (without a solid axle, and body-on-frame) SUV's and cars have them. Some are just more noticeable then others. Your Jeep is a independent front suspension but it has a solid rear axle in which the control arms run from front to rear rather then center of vehicle to outer part of the vehicle (the rear suspension is not independent).
#12 of 14 Re: FORD ESCAPE BARS ATTACHED TO BACK TIRES [gregoryayca]
Mar 19, 2009 (5:44 am)
I wondered about the control arms that you mentioned. However, we have had our two Escapes, 2007 and 2009 on some fairly rough trails and no problems with them at all regarding contact with rocks, etc.