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Old 11-01-2013, 03:50 PM
Thetequilaworms Thetequilaworms is offline
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

stock brake lines come with an ugly ass tab that mounts to the housing. ill pass. the currie soft lines are more than enough for these brakes
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:55 PM
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stock brake lines come with an ugly ass tab that mounts to the housing. ill pass. the currie soft lines are more than enough for these brakes
You just cut them off like I did
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:45 PM
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maybe this has been answered a million times already, but do you guys know what size fittings ill need to fit with the currie break line kit?

http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...E.aspx?id=3033
I believe, that within the first 5 pages of this thread, the OP used the Currie kit, and said what fittings were needed.
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:33 PM
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Have a question what size rim can I use for the conversion

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Old 11-14-2013, 07:38 PM
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Have a question what size rim can I use for the conversion

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If using gt or v6 parts u can use 15s but the cobra calipers and rotors are larger and require a min of 17s.

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Old 11-14-2013, 10:42 PM
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Have a question what size rim can I use for the conversion

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If using gt or v6 parts u can use 15s but the cobra calipers and rotors are larger and require a min of 17s.

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Simply not true.

Here's 15"x10 steel rims and COBRA rear 12" conversion. It's my wheels and the how-to author's truck. Goofy, but proving a point....

LOTS of clearance. Also, my brother, this thread's author, runs 15x7 chrome steelies out back with winter tires during the winter months.








Alloy wheels tend to be thicker and hug the rotor a little more than steel wheels. But judging by the clearance when we test fit my rims, there's LOTS of room. Saying 15's won't work is like saying NO '03+ 4x4 can have 15" wheels.......front rotors are 12" and the calipers are considerably larger than the COBRA units.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:11 AM
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I'm Probably going with 16s just to be safe

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Old 11-16-2013, 10:04 PM
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Simply not true. Here's 15"x10 steel rims and COBRA rear 12" conversion. It's my wheels and the how-to author's truck. Goofy, but proving a point.... LOTS of clearance. Also, my brother, this thread's author, runs 15x7 chrome steelies out back with winter tires during the winter months. Alloy wheels tend to be thicker and hug the rotor a little more than steel wheels. But judging by the clearance when we test fit my rims, there's LOTS of room. Saying 15's won't work is like saying NO '03+ 4x4 can have 15" wheels.......front rotors are 12" and the calipers are considerably larger than the COBRA units.
I'm planing in getting cragars 15x8 with a 4in backs pacing and a -13mm offset. Will it work just to be sure don't want to buy rims and then the rotor and caliper doesn't fit.

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Old 11-17-2013, 06:18 AM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

This is awesome. I just got my Ranger a few weeks ago. I have everything needed to do this from previous Mustangs. Might shoot for a Thanksgiving weekend swap.
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:31 AM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

the explorer backing plates will mount to a stock ranger axle. going disc expo brakes is even easier.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

Hey everyone,
I have done this swap on my 2002 ranger but Iím running into soft pedal issue. When the truck is off the pedal is rock hard, when I turn the truck on it goes to the floor!?!? If I pump the pedal once or twice it starts to feel much stiffer but then goes back to the floor. I have 4 wheel ABS. I have had the ABS unit bleed and also replaced my master cylinder. Iíve checked the vacuum line/check valve on the booster they are fine. I also have pressure bleed the system at least 10 times. Is there something Iím missing? Any help or advice would be great Thanks everyone
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:33 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

http://www.americanmuscle.com/mustan...acket-kit.html

Here's an option
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:56 PM
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Could anyone tell me where they are getting brake lines without adapters for mustang rear disc to 91 ranger
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:35 AM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

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the explorer backing plates will mount to a stock ranger axle.
Not true. The flange the drum backing plates and Explorer disc backing plates bolt to have a completely different pattern. This is due to 28spline housing versus 31spline housing. To reference the OP:

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Okay, this mod is only for the 28spline axles. Meaning it WONT fit if you have:
  • 2002 FX4 Off Road
  • 2003~2007 FX4 Level II (but NOT FX4 Off Road)
  • 2008~2009 FX4 Off Road (only when equipped with the "XR8" option - Torsen diff/31-spline/4.10 ratio).

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going disc expo brakes is even easier.
If you've got a 31spline axle. That's the only advantage to an Explorer disc swap other than junkyard availability for backing plates.

Going mustang is a TON easier to work on/maintain. The parking brake uses existing Ranger cables and the caliper instead of a small drum and jerry rigged Explorer cables. Explorer is complicated and very difficult in the parking brake area. Ends up costing more in parts too.

If I didn't have a 2005 Fx4LII axle and wasn't broke at the time of the swap, I would have COBRAS instead of Explorers on it for the pure simplicity of the Mustangs.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:56 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

How much harder do the cobra brakes brake the rear of the truck? Do they brake so hard that the rear will lock up in the rain if I really get on the brakes?
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