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Here’s my thought process I think I read somewhere that some of the same people that designed the MazdaSpeed 3 designed the FiST and my 2009 MazdaSpeed had a lot of Ford parts in it so my question is what do you think it would take to install the hubs and brakes from a MazdaSpeed onto the Fiesta ST? When the Mazda 2 came out there was talk on the forums about upgrades and using MS 3 parts. Do manufacturer service manuals have specs on specific parts? i.e that a part A is bolted to part B with a 12mm bolt? So I can try to figure out if things will just bolt up?
 

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Anything is possible, just depends on how deep your pockets are.



 

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It can be far more complicated than simply bolting parts on, the steering knuckle might be entirely different and the rear knuckle has to be due to IRS instead of a twist beam.

Good idea but likely a costly and difficult job, fabrication, etc....

BUT, find somebody with a 3 that wants to come to Morgan Utah and up on my life and I will pull parts out and find out or send me a set of knuckles, hubs, brakes, etc....and I will find out for you:)

I have been looking for 5x114.3 hubs to modify to fit our cars, that would open up a world of wheels to pick from. They would have to be a very close fit to be even remotely feasible.
 

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Haven't you already changed your hubs to 4 X 100?

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Yes, 4x100 was easy and I will most likely stay with it as I am going to run 12.2 lb, roll formed, 15x9 wheels for the track and I cannot get such wheels in a 5x114.3 pattern unless overweight or wrong offset, super expensive, not what I would want.....

If the car had room and gearing for 17x8.5 or 9.0" wheels and taller tires then I would change but forced to run 15's if I want the best rubber for the track as I want to run 225 minimum and in the tires I like they are much wider than typical 225's.

The more I look at the options, the more I realize 4x100 is the best choice for me all around, for some it could be 5x114.3 but that will take considerably more effort to achieve.
 
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