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Old 12-14-2009, 08:39 PM
DangerRanger01 DangerRanger01 is offline
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Default How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

Mod: Front COBRA brakes


This 'How To' is to put 94-04 COBRA front disc brake onto a RANGER. The COBRA has 13inch rotors with larger piston calipers. This setup is a MAJOR improvement to the stock RANGER disc brakes up front.

This conversion is only for 2wd, coil sprung RANGERs. This set up will NOT work for EDGE for 4wd Rangers.

Step 1: Obtain the out of production kit from some dude in Canada.:





Step 2: Take off old front brakes, and bolt on modified front hub:







Step 3: Slide on front rotors and bolt on new Caliper with its corresponding caliper offset bracket:






Step 4: Bleed brakes, bed in new rotors and pads, and enjoy new big brake kit!!!!:



***I went with Stainless Steel braided lines because it is badass and the most highest performance i could do when doing this swap.



And you're done!!!
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:18 AM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

What kind of hubs do I have to buy and what is the modification I would have to do?
Thanks for replying.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

x2 please
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

where did you find that kit at i cant seem to find it anywhere
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Old 06-09-2010, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...148557&page=15
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:22 AM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

Just a quick question. Would this mod work for an early '90s Ranger, such as my '92? I ask because of how the suspension is set up. My truck doesn't have a rack/pinion steering, nor does it have the strut/spring combo either.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:28 PM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

What is the smallest wheel you can run this with? I have 15s.. Oh, where do you get the SS brake lines, I want them no matter what
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:47 PM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

is it really that different u had to use cobra brakes? what will u do when they stop selling them
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:48 PM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

Freaking Sweet.
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Old 08-28-2011, 07:46 PM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

I have a question... I have hub rotor set up on my 2002 Tremor (2 wheel drive) with a torsion bar suspension up front... I just want cross drilled rotors up front with better pads.

Can I just replace the steering knuckle with the 4x4 knuckle spindle set up so I just can buy cross drill rotors to mount on it?
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:12 PM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

why not just buy cross drilled rotors for the 2wd trucks? they're out there.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:06 PM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

Cause its awesome to look through the wheel and see COBRA staring back at you on a Ranger haha. This is definantly on my wish list especially since I plan on running 20s or 22s
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:48 PM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

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why not just buy cross drilled rotors for the 2wd trucks? they're out there.
too expensive. I'm looking for a cheaper route. I don't mind doing the GT brake set up. anything better than whats on it now.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: How to: Front Cobra disc brake conversion

Did you NOT read the OP? This mod WILL NOT work for your torsion bar 2wd. Just buy slotted rotors.......they make 'em for your truck. Don't fill this thread up with BS 'cause you didn't read the 3rd note down from the top.



Sure there's ways to make it work, but I don't see you taking the time to make it work.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:07 PM
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too expensive. I'm looking for a cheaper route. I don't mind doing the GT brake set up. anything better than whats on it now.
this set up is like $425 for the brackets and hubs from what i read, might be just the brackets. still need rotors, pads, calipers, brake lines, etc.

slotted rotors are cheaper
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