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Old 07-27-2015, 07:44 AM
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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
Def going to do it to mine once I free up some extra $. Got to dump that POS open diff, so will do a tthe same time.
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Old 07-27-2015, 08:10 AM
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Def going to do it to mine once I free up some extra $. Got to dump that POS open diff, so will do a tthe same time.
Yeah luckily mine came factory with 3.73 gearing and an LSD I love the GT package lol
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:09 AM
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Ok i have the torsen bar suspension with 4:10 gears is there a way to change over drums to discs without swapping axles completely? Ive looked on here for threads but maybe im not searching the right things?
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:03 AM
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Ok i have the torsen bar suspension with 4:10 gears is there a way to change over drums to discs without swapping axles completely? Ive looked on here for threads but maybe im not searching the right things?
I do believe that it's the 31 spline FX4 level II rangers who have to swap axles. You should be okay, from my understanding.
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I do believe that it's the 31 spline FX4 level II rangers who have to swap axles. You should be okay, from my understanding.
Oh, maybe i miss read it. I saw the torson part, i have an edge model with torson suspension and got depressed a little lol.
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Old 07-27-2015, 10:12 AM
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Oh, maybe i miss read it. I saw the torson part, i have an edge model with torson suspension and got depressed a little lol.
Yeah it's the Torsen limited slip that comes with the FX4 level II
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:03 PM
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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.
Hopefully the picture shows this time.

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Old 07-29-2015, 03:44 PM
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Maybe one day I'll get around to doing this... If not all parts will be up for sale
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:49 AM
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Does this mean I could put the rotors off a mustang in the front?
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Old 08-01-2015, 07:54 PM
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No, years ago you could buy a special machined hub to put mustang rotors on, as well as caliper relocation brackets. But i havent seen those for sale in a very long time.
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:05 PM
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Does this mean I could put the rotors off a mustang in the front?
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No, years ago you could buy a special machined hub to put mustang rotors on, as well as caliper relocation brackets. But i havent seen those for sale in a very long time.
Just to expand on that, the aforementioned bracket was fabricated by a member on some other Ranger forum, but he stopped making them a while ago. He also charged a few hundred bucks for them, so even if he did still make them, it would be an investment on your part. If you have some half-decent welding skills though, you could totally copy his work. You just need to make a bracket that moves the bolt holes out a little bit.
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Old 08-02-2015, 03:54 PM
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Just to expand on that, the aforementioned bracket was fabricated by a member on some other Ranger forum, but he stopped making them a while ago. He also charged a few hundred bucks for them, so even if he did still make them, it would be an investment on your part. If you have some half-decent welding skills though, you could totally copy his work. You just need to make a bracket that moves the bolt holes out a little bit.
Would you only need to make a hub like the prior poster stated? Shouldn't be too hard to fab out an adapter bracket so connect to existing ranger hubs and allow the calipers to bolt onto.
But my question when I thought about using mustang fronts, was that the hub spindle was different and not compatible. That's why I stopped looking into it.

Do you happen to know where any pics of his work is? I could use that as a starting point.
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Old 08-02-2015, 06:46 PM
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More info here:
http://www.therangerstation.com/foru....php?t=121472#
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:30 PM
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I do believe that it's the 31 spline FX4 level II rangers who have to swap axles. You should be okay, from my understanding.
Update on this, there is a way to swap in disk brakes for 31 spline Rangers.

http://www.generation-edge.info/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3646
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:17 PM
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Update on this, there is a way to swap in disk brakes for 31 spline Rangers. http://www.generation-edge.info/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=3646
Sorry read that wrong
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