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Old 05-31-2010, 12:17 AM
W1D0MAK3R W1D0MAK3R is offline
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

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Trying to do this without removing the shafts.

I'll let you guys know how I make out.
thats what I did!!!! cept my axle was still on the truck and I used a hack saw.. After I completed this my truck slams to a halt in bout 50 ft from 55mph.
By the way, If anyone can get the parts cheap enough, you can use the calipers for the core charge on a brand new set from orilies, mine only cost 50 extra for brand new set.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:07 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

quick nooby question i have a 1990 ranger and i want to switch to an 8.8 and i also want 4 wheel disk brakes so should i just do an expo swap or is there another vehicle thats axle would work? or should i get an 8.8 ranger axle and do this mod to it. im sick of having a stoping distance of forever
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:26 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

i want to do this but i dont even know how to open my rear drum brakes need help on doing that please ford ranger 1997 2wd 3.0
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:54 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

I want to do this but need some help on getting the parts and where? I have an 02 ranger 2wd and nothing was done to the axle so I'm pretty sure its stock Thanks
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

if you cannot find the parts you need, and they are out there somewhere, post a listing on craigslist or local online classified that you are looking for the part you need, I couldnt find anything until I posted one and got calls from 5 different people, usually if they havent posted them forsale, they hadnt a thought of them having any value and you can get them pretty cheap, maybe free.
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Old 06-13-2010, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

i thought there was a link to 50resto.com for 180ish where they have everything but the calipers and pads, which they also carry for 200
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:42 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

i have a question about this mod i got all the parts from a local yard here but i didnt pull the long steel brake line like in the pic thechad66 and old greg posted is that part required i do have the soft brake lines that are in the pic though am i fine with just those. thanks in advance
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Old 06-16-2010, 08:26 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

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i thought there was a link to 50resto.com for 180ish where they have everything but the calipers and pads, which they also carry for 200
I picked up everything from a local yard for 65.00 and then new calipers from rockauto and semi metalic pads for another 70.00 so total of 125.00 ready to install...now all I have to do is get er dun!
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:46 AM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

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quick nooby question i have a 1990 ranger and i want to switch to an 8.8 and i also want 4 wheel disk brakes so should i just do an expo swap or is there another vehicle thats axle would work? or should i get an 8.8 ranger axle and do this mod to it. im sick of having a stoping distance of forever
Just my thoughts on this (as I have a '90 Ranger also!). I would go with the axle and mod. You then have so many different axle options to suit your needs (limited slip, etc.), as well as flexibility of brake pads/disc options (because it will be based off of a Mustang rear setup).

It may a little more in the end, and take a little more time, but if you are patient and plan it out in advance, you can end up with a super sweet ride, at least on the rear!
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:52 AM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

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i want to do this but i dont even know how to open my rear drum brakes need help on doing that please ford ranger 1997 2wd 3.0
You may want to invest in a ~$20 manual from the auto parts store on the Ranger. It will not only give you details on how to take things apart, but also provide the torque settings when putting them back together.

Sometimes the forums may miss a small detail in the procedure that the manual covers in depth.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:12 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

just got done doing this mod on my 98 it went great all except the new lines i put in i didnt do the double flare right and the lines leaked but im taking them in tommorow to get done other then that everything bolted up great and went really well
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:16 PM
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do i really need to remove the bed to do this mod? where did you guys bought the steel braided lines? does autozone have this?
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:29 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

i didnt take my bed off to do it and i was ok the steel braided lines im not sure about i didnt use them but i do plan on it eventually
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:42 PM
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Question Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

I got two questions for you, Did you order all your parts and if so who from?

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Here is a picture of the caliper bracket (the one you have to modify):

And the second is WTF do you get this bracket I've been trying to track it down to order it but can't find it anywhere, I think I'm looking up the wrong part.
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:05 PM
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Default Re: How to: Rear disc brake conversion for stock Ranger rear end

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I got two questions for you, Did you order all your parts and if so who from?



And the second is WTF do you get this bracket I've been trying to track it down to order it but can't find it anywhere, I think I'm looking up the wrong part.
lol.

It depends if you want the cobra brakes (more money, harder to find),
or the gt brakes.

I order mine (cobra brakes) from the ford dealer. However, you can buy a set from summit for a killer deal.

OR

you can buy from classifieds on mustang forums and save a little. All depends on which type, how much, and how fast you want your brakes.
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