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Old 03-15-2015, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

Ya know, it seems like on the '01 and up model, almost everything that can possibly be computer controlled is computer controlled.

That being said, this thread has lots of really juicy info buried within it. Anybody up for digging through and trying to organize it? I've glanced through a few times, but it's still really hard to digest everything.
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Old 03-15-2015, 02:57 PM
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Ya know, it seems like on the '01 and up model, almost everything that can possibly be computer controlled is computer controlled.

That being said, this thread has lots of really juicy info buried within it. Anybody up for digging through and trying to organize it? I've glanced through a few times, but it's still really hard to digest everything.
I agree with that plenty of helpdul info..alot of the guys get mad that they have to answer alot of the questions time and time again but who has hrs to look thru all these pages.. a clean up and additions to the info on the original post would be a great help
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Old 03-18-2015, 09:30 AM
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Gonna be getting brake lines. Thinking about ordering the currie lines. And will be getting a set of pads and hopefully installing them when i do the front brakes. Have all new brakes all the way around.
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Old 04-23-2015, 05:42 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


Looking at your pictures and noticed your metal pad shims are installed backwards. May want to flip those 180.
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:28 PM
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Painted my dust shields and anti moan brackets. Hopefully will be buying the hoses this week and getting everything put on. Wish I had the gears to swap them in.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:00 PM
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Anyone have a pic of how they hooked up their e-brake cable?
The original post has a dead image.

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Old 07-25-2015, 10:20 PM
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Anyone have a pic of how they hooked up their e-brake cable?
The original post has a dead image.

I searched through and didn't see anything addressing the proportion valve?
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:00 PM
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I'd like to know both of these questions as well. E-brake situation and the proportioning valve issue was vague whenever it was brought up
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Old 07-26-2015, 02:43 PM
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I'd like to know both of these questions as well. E-brake situation and the proportioning valve issue was vague whenever it was brought up
From what I've been able to figure out, whether you need a proportioning valve or not depends on what year truck you have. The same seems to apply to if you should use the explorer Master Cylinder or not.
There has been no clear cut answer, just that some say they needed it / did it while others say its uneccessary.
Both of these groups aren't stating what year truck they have, or what part number they had/installed. It might also matter if the truck is 4wd or not.

So I'm sorta unsure if I'll need it or not. I was planning on getting one, and then returning it if I didn't need it. I don't care about doing the swap, I just don't want to deal with the hassle if I don't need to.

I've got a 95 Mazda B2300 2wd. Axle code 86. Trans code M.
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Old 07-26-2015, 05:49 PM
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Anyone have a pic of how they hooked up their e-brake cable? The original post has a dead image.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...le-rear-disks/

Sorry my picture isn't as nice looking as the original, they've been on there a while. Anyway it's a piece of copper pipe to space the part of the cable that snapped into to drum backing plate back the distance required to make the cable fit the caliper lever correctly.
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:21 PM
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Now I'm debating if I wanna do this to my '88 looks like it does wonders to the look of the vehicle

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Old 07-26-2015, 06:50 PM
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Now I'm debating if I wanna do this to my '88 looks like it does wonders to the look of the vehicle
Not to mention better stopping, easier servicing, etc..
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Old 07-26-2015, 06:52 PM
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Not to mention better stopping, easier servicing, etc..
Yup and since my truck came factor with 3.73 gearing and Limited slip differential I don't wanna lose that lol
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:53 PM
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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/membe...le-rear-disks/

Sorry my picture isn't as nice looking as the original, they've been on there a while. Anyway it's a piece of copper pipe to space the part of the cable that snapped into to drum backing plate back the distance required to make the cable fit the caliper lever correctly.
The link doesn't show any pictures. Not sure if wrong link or tapatalk not linking it right?
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From what I've been able to figure out, whether you need a proportioning valve or not depends on what year truck you have. The same seems to apply to if you should use the explorer Master Cylinder or not.
There has been no clear cut answer, just that some say they needed it / did it while others say its uneccessary.
Both of these groups aren't stating what year truck they have, or what part number they had/installed. It might also matter if the truck is 4wd or not.

So I'm sorta unsure if I'll need it or not. I was planning on getting one, and then returning it if I didn't need it. I don't care about doing the swap, I just don't want to deal with the hassle if I don't need to.

I've got a 95 Mazda B2300 2wd. Axle code 86. Trans code M.
Yeah, when I went to buy the proportioning valve from an explorer, they said it was the same part number as the ranger so I didn't bother.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:47 AM
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FRF app not letting post pictures from the iPhone like it used too. So I tried to link the picture in my FRF photos. I guess that didn't work. I'll have to try it from the website on my computer when I get home.
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