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Old 04-29-2013, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

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My first time on differential as well but was super easy. Just think of it this way. Just start taring stuff out of the differential until the axles come out lol
It is the best way to look at it... lol
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:01 PM
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Looks good. I remember when mine was painted and nice. Damn road salt.
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Good thing I just put mine on after winter. At least they have a summer to look nice before that dreaded road salt
Luckily we don't have to battle snow and salt here. That stuff must be pretty rough

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:07 PM
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How would a white caliper paint hold up
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:10 PM
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How would a white caliper paint hold up
I would guess it would hold up as well as any other color. Just a guess though. Any color is gonna get filthy and need regular cleaning to stay nice.

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:25 PM
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Thats what i thought. I was worried about heat discoloration too. Thats mainly why i posted.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:04 AM
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Thats what i thought. I was worried about heat discoloration too. Thats mainly why i posted.
Caliper paint should be heat rated

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Old 05-25-2013, 08:40 AM
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finally installed my Roush braided brake lines that i have had for like almost a year lol






I've got a question, are those lift blocks under the leafs factory installed or were those aftermarket? I have the same exact style on my Ranger 4x4 but I wasn't sure if they were installed by the factory or not. I was thinking about taking them off but if they are factory installed I will probably just keep them on and get a front leveling kit or something. I don't really like how my ass end sticks up due to the lift in the back.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:42 AM
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I've got a question, are those lift blocks under the leafs factory installed or were those aftermarket?
Those are the factory ones.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:08 AM
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Those are the factory ones.
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:21 PM
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Those are the factory ones.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:59 PM
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Did the swap today. For the people that did it how did you feel the brake pedal afterwards? Squishy?
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:49 PM
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Also who installed a proportioning valve? I think I might have to add one..
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:17 PM
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Also who installed a proportioning valve? I think I might have to add one..
I think that's why your pedal feels squishy. Front disk/rear drum brakes come with a combination valve that incorporates a metering and proportioning valve into one. Metering valves are used only in drum brake vehicles because the shoes have to travel farther to reach the drum than the pads to the disk. So the metering valve waits till the drum shoes grab before it allows the pads to grab the disk. Since you don't have drum shoes anymore, that might be the cause.
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:51 PM
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I think that's why your pedal feels squishy. Front disk/rear drum brakes come with a combination valve that incorporates a metering and proportioning valve into one. Metering valves are used only in drum brake vehicles because the shoes have to travel farther to reach the drum than the pads to the disk. So the metering valve waits till the drum shoes grab before it allows the pads to grab the disk. Since you don't have drum shoes anymore, that might be the cause.
So you think a proportioning valve would fix that?? If I got one where would I need to put it?? What if I put an explorer master cylinder? I know some explorers come with disk brakes all around so maybe it would be better set up for my truck?
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:15 AM
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So you think a proportioning valve would fix that?? If I got one where would I need to put it?? What if I put an explorer master cylinder? I know some explorers come with disk brakes all around so maybe it would be better set up for my truck?
Now again, I'm not sure if that would be the cause. Here is what a combination valve looks like. The one on your truck should look similar. http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/master-brake-combo2.jpg
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