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Old 03-09-2015, 10:27 AM
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Old 03-11-2015, 01:30 PM
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hey guys please dont roast me for this..i have everything to do this conversion except brake lines..i know alot of you guys have custom steel braided or use the currie kit but i jus called currie and the guy said im looking at 7-10 buisness days for shipping..im trying to do this weekend so i cant wait that long..i dont have time to read thru all 41 pages of this post so i think its quicker to just ask what other options do i have for brakelines i know some guys used some from jegs and others used some from the auto parts stores and some say to use 2 driver side mustang lines etc etc so what can i do and what are if anybody has the sizes of the brake lines that will help also..thanks in advance bros!
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:18 PM
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hey guys please dont roast me for this..i have everything to do this conversion except brake lines..i know alot of you guys have custom steel braided or use the currie kit but i jus called currie and the guy said im looking at 7-10 buisness days for shipping..im trying to do this weekend so i cant wait that long..i dont have time to read thru all 41 pages of this post so i think its quicker to just ask what other options do i have for brakelines i know some guys used some from jegs and others used some from the auto parts stores and some say to use 2 driver side mustang lines etc etc so what can i do and what are if anybody has the sizes of the brake lines that will help also..thanks in advance bros!
I just used the rubber mustang brake lines. Bought them at the local auto parts. Bought a right side and a left side just like I was changing them on a mustang


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Old 03-11-2015, 06:22 PM
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I just used the rubber mustang brake lines. Bought them at the local auto parts. Bought a right side and a left side just like I was changing them on a mustang
That worked fine? Don't need swap lines?
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That worked fine? Don't need swap lines?
You can either get shorter lines or bend your old ones to get rid of some length. I just bought two short lines at the auto store.
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I just used the rubber mustang brake lines. Bought them at the local auto parts. Bought a right side and a left side just like I was changing them on a mustang

Freakin sweet man thanks for the advice..did you use the explorer master cylinder also on your truck?

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I bought my lines from jegs, I think it was like 40. You just have to find the size of the lines. I think the banjo bolt is 10mm and the other end is 3/8ths

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These are the ones I used I think http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performan...ductId=1682813
Any chance you can verify if those are the ones you used..would like to order but seems like none of auto parts stores near me have any of the bolt and fitting specs for the stang caliper
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Freakin sweet man thanks for the advice..did you use the explorer master cylinder also on your truck? ---------- Any chance you can verify if those are the ones you used..would like to order but seems like none of auto parts stores near me have any of the bolt and fitting specs for the stang caliper
I'm wondering about the master also. I'm cleaning and painting my calipers and stuff this weekend. Hopefully get all installed soon.
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Freakin sweet man thanks for the advice..did you use the explorer master cylinder also on your truck?

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Any chance you can verify if those are the ones you used..would like to order but seems like none of auto parts stores near me have any of the bolt and fitting specs for the stang caliper
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I'm wondering about the master also. I'm cleaning and painting my calipers and stuff this weekend. Hopefully get all installed soon.
Look through the tread guys. I have pictures and info on everything
yes I would get an explorer mc. You can see the proportion valve below. Such a restriction of brake fluid to the rear


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Old 03-14-2015, 01:40 PM
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Look through the tread guys. I have pictures and info on everything
yes I would get an explorer mc. You can see the proportion valve below. Such a restriction of brake fluid to the rear


i know it sucks that the same questions keep getting asked over and over but its so many pages to go thru before u actually find the answer to your question lol..i got up to like page 15 and had to stop cuz of the headaCHE from reading so much lol but thanks..now if you dont mind.. since youve done this lets make sure im getting this right..im not sure what your showing me in the pics..is that the valve taken apart?? essentially gutting it or what?? my MC on the truck does not have the valve attached to it.. and is there a particular MC to use from a certain year or model explorer...once again sorry..
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:01 PM
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i know it sucks that the same questions keep getting asked over and over but its so many pages to go thru before u actually find the answer to your question lol..i got up to like page 15 and had to stop cuz of the headaCHE from reading so much lol but thanks..now if you dont mind.. since youve done this lets make sure im getting this right..im not sure what your showing me in the pics..is that the valve taken apart?? essentially gutting it or what?? my MC on the truck does not have the valve attached to it.. and is there a particular MC to use from a certain year or model explorer...once again sorry..
What year is your truck? My 01 doesn't have a proportioning valve like that either. From what I've read in the service book it appears that the 01 + models don't have a traditional proportioning valve because they have Electronic Brake Force Distribution which is managed automatically by the ABS computer. When I did mine I didn't change the master cylinder.
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:14 PM
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What year is your truck? My 01 doesn't have a proportioning valve like that either. From what I've read in the service book it appears that the 01 + models don't have a traditional proportioning valve because they have Electronic Brake Force Distribution which is managed automatically by the ABS computer. When I did mine I didn't change the master cylinder.
Really!..Mine is an 2002..thats great..how did yours feel after the conversion ??
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Old 03-15-2015, 12:33 PM
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Really!..Mine is an 2002..thats great..how did yours feel after the conversion ??
Yes, really. The brake pedal feels like it goes down a little more than with the drums, but it does stop better and it's quite possible to kick in the anti-lock if you jump on the brakes.
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Yes, really. The brake pedal feels like it goes down a little more than with the drums, but it does stop better and it's quite possible to kick in the anti-lock if you jump on the brakes.
Freakin awesome thanks bro i appreciate it..that saves me a few bucks not uavinh to buy a MC..thanks again
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I can't seem to find the technical description in my service manual right now but this is from car and driver "There are safety improvements on the 2001 Ranger as well. Larger front rotors help stop two-wheel-drive models, and four-wheel ABS is now standard equipment across the line, acting in concert with electronic brake-force distribution, which provides dynamic pressure proportioning between the front and rear wheels."
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I can't seem to find the technical description in my service manual right now but this is from car and driver "There are safety improvements on the 2001 Ranger as well. Larger front rotors help stop two-wheel-drive models, and four-wheel ABS is now standard equipment across the line, acting in concert with electronic brake-force distribution, which provides dynamic pressure proportioning between the front and rear wheels."
Sounds legit im glad you informed me of this before i bought the MC
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