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Old 02-01-2018, 02:09 PM   #11
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In that case it might be worth it. The problem is the easiest disc swaps still have a drum style parking brake. So you still have springs.
Can be deleted if you don't want it, having a manual the OP might want it though.

Hardware is a PITA to get at on an Explorer axle, it is tiny and a lot of it is hidden behind the axle flange. Combined with the shoes there isn't much room to get at stuff so your annual spring change probably wouldn't get any more fun.

Something is weird though, I know I ran my 7.5 for 11 years and I don't think I ever touched the hardware.
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Old 02-05-2018, 03:20 AM   #12
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Maybe it's because I changed it all the first time I did pads. Could be all that cheap Chinese garbage in there
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yeah....I can see that.


the difference between me doing my rears(dana 60)with Chinese garf and top shelf is 240 dollars.

probably 2 years more in general use....
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How does the parking brake setup with with the mustang disc swap? That's the route I planned on taking.
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the rear caliper is more complicated, it has a big screw and some bearings behind the piston.
in function the cable attaches to the caliper and pulls a lever that advances that big screw to force the piston out.
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