Sorry guys. Don't get on here much since I did the wheels, brakes and exhaust. Not much else to do and the car has been great.
It is my wifes car
I Just got a Mustang so I'm playing with Forscan so this forum brought me back here. lol
Your MKZ looks good with those 20's.
How does the ride feel with them compare with the OEM's.
Really not bad. I went with 245/40/20s which is a little taller than the 245/40/19s because I didn't want to ride on 35 series tires.
It rubs the inner front fender just a little on hard turns but nothing serious.
Congrats and thanks for researching this. I've upgraded brakes on other cars - before ABS and other electronics became the norm.
Is the master cylinder the same? Would there be a calibration issue with the ABS sensors?
As far as I know the master cylinders are the same. I've had no issues with the ABS and I've done a few hard stops. It really slows the car down.
Hmmm... so this would probably fit my 2018 MKZ then right? This might be a worthwhile upgrade as I believe the rotors and brake pads are too small for the car. Just don't look right with the 19 inch wheels. A dual piston Caliper and 13.5 inch rotor upgrade would be nice. What about the rears? Do those bolt directly on as well or do they have the same exact rear brakes? I'm going to check this out when I go to the dealership today to look at some stuff.
If you have the ecoboost then yes it will be a upgrade. That's why I did was because after I got the wheels, the brakes looked really small. Of course the wide open wheels don't help.
I researched about the back too. I think there all the same size except the hybrid uses smaller rotors. It's been a while since I looked it up, so going by just memory.
WOW - great find, I was able to find the tech sheets on the Conti, Vs the '17 MKZ. Where did you get access to crash car parts?
According to these docs (and a few other sites I have cross-referenced parts on), the fronts are 13.8", not 13.5" and the '17 3.0tt MKZ, and the Conti do not share the same sizing brakes as you have mentioned. Maybe they went larger for 2018? The 3.0TT seems to match the 12.4", like on my 3.7 and the fusion sports (2.7tt).
The move to dual piston and bump up in rotor size is nice,I wonder what the overall sweep area increase is. For anyone looking to keep the balance, if the rears also swap over, you could have some serious stopping power on the MKZ. If only they had a nice fixed brembo caliper, something more visually appealing. Such as THIS
Regardless of the sizing details, and look - this is a great oem+ upgrade.
Did you reuse the MKZ's caliper bolts hardware?
I found that same spec sheet when researching. It's not right.
If you ever want to look up brake rotor sizes, calipers, pads etc.
It's a god send. lol
According to that site. Some model Conti do have 345MM rotors which euals 13.5" rotors.
The calipers I have came off a 2017 Continental. Maybe not every trim level has the 345mm rotors I guess.
I know the TT MKZ has them because I went to the dealer and saw them. Also seen them on the Fusion Sport
Like I said to Funktastic. The rears look to be all the same size. No upgrade there unfortunately.
I wish there was a cheap Brembo kit, but anythings possible with some custom brackets.
I plan on doing something like that on my truck.
This is what I'm most curious about. Are the caliper brackets simplu bolt on and go? Also, what about the brake line banjo bolt? Do I need to swap out the caliper line to the continental's one or are they the same. I guess I could look that up by part number but I'm on mobile at work atm so. Just thought I would ask and hope someone replies for once.
Yes, everything bolts ons.
Brackets, banjo bolt thread is the same. Use your stock lines.
The only thing extra I got was the MKZ TT break shield, which you really don't need but it was cheap so I bought them.
anymore questions. Let me know.
PM/Email me if I don't respond for a while. lol