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Old 11-30-2011, 09:54 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

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all done. Was easy to do. The only hard part was finding a piece of tube in my shop to space out the "e" brake cable. Oh... I also ran into a little problem with my rotor seating on the hub. I just use a rat tail file to clean out the center opening on the rotor and it was flush. Also has to grind out the backing plate a bit to get it mounted flush onto the axle flange. I did not have to space out my caliper bracket at all. I bent new hard line got it to connect to my custom made ss brake lines. Better stopping now and the "e" brakes is awesome.

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Old 12-07-2011, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

Ok, im getting mixed messages here.

So you can or cannot get them for the 4.10 diff?

Someone said you can..
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

it has nothing to do with gearing.

the issue is this. you need a 28 Spline axle to do the mustang swap.

2002 FX4 and 2003+ Fx4 Level II - have 31 spline axles, the bolt pattern on the axle flange in 100% different.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:57 PM
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Ohhh.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:00 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

Just did this swap.Awesome write up btw. quick question though, where can i find just the little coil for the e-brake and the e-brake cables?

the calipers i bought didnt have them.

only thing i messed up on was that i mounted the calipers on the wrong sides so theyre upside down right now hahaha.

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Old 12-27-2011, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

they should have came with em if you got new ones from the parts store.. only other place i can thank of is a juck yard
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:11 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

after doing this swap i found a problem. i have no rear brakes!!! the pedal gets stiff and slowly sinks to the floorboard. i had the rear end jacked up and ran the truck, hit the brakes & the tires kept spinning. again, the pedal slowly sank to the floor. i checked for leaks and bled the fuck outta my brakes. could it be a bad Master Cyl?
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Old 12-28-2011, 07:32 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

you said you mounted the calipers upside down. that makes them unable to bleed. i am guessing lots of air
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

calipers were fixed the right way later that day
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:03 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

how much slack did you guys have from the e-brake line? mine has about 6.5" of slack, seems like alot but maybe that normal?
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Old 01-10-2012, 07:03 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

is there a reason a kit like this: http://www.autoanything.com/brakes/7....aspx?kc=ffsku wouldn't fit a 2008?
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:50 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

yes but its over $600 for that kit. I spent like what $130 MAYBE max

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how much slack did you guys have from the e-brake line? mine has about 6.5" of slack, seems like alot but maybe that normal?
none really feels like normal drum set up
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

What I'm getting at is, were there changes in 2006 that would make this swap different for newer trucks? Or was the manufacturer of that kit not keeping up with the model years.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

does anyone know if the flex hose kit for the cobra calipers will work on non-cobra calipers?

thanks!

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none really feels like normal drum set up
thank you can snap a few pics of how your e-brake cables are ran?

thanks.


btw, this swap is awesome, truck stops A LOT better
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

Hey all, just wanted to come to this thread and share a link for anyone looking to do this swap in the future, did a little research (I want to do this in the near future but can't atm). Summit Racing sells a near complete kit to do a rear swap.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FM...00-M/?rtype=10 and I would assume you could find calipers and pads somewhere on there for pretty cheap, just thought I would share it because the parts listed in the ''kit'' seem identical to the ones written on the write up.

Happy swappin all
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