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Ranger/Bronco2/Explorer REAR brake upgrades

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joerjano1

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Have 02 ranger 4x4. Have 10 inch drums and looking for a way to convert to discs. I dont want to swap rear ends. I have read that there are "junkyard ways" and that there is no "junkyard way". Anybody have a definate way to do this? If not, is there a good kit out there to buy? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
 


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get the SN95 bracket from here http://www.northracecars.com/Brakes.html , its the top row far right one. it bolts on in place of your backing plate, you justslide a mustang rotor on your axle(non cobra rotor) and bolt on mustang calipers. I used a cobra soft line to go from my factory hard line to the caliper. but you may have to change the hard line on the axle with some years. total it could be done around, $500 using all new parts, cheaper if you go to the junkyard for calipers.

* if you check out my car domain I am using the cobra bracket from them and running the 12in rotor. its a fairly simle bolt on, but you do have to take the axle shafts out to do it right.
 
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Have 02 ranger 4x4. Have 10 inch drums and looking for a way to convert to discs. I dont want to swap rear ends. I have read that there are "junkyard ways" and that there is no "junkyard way". Anybody have a definate way to do this? If not, is there a good kit out there to buy? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
use a 95 crown vic rear disc setup completely bolt on my buddy paid sity bucks at the wreckers(canadian cash)for both sides but double check the axle tubes where the backig plate bolts up.
good luck
 

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The Crown Vic brakes setup DOES NOT "bolt" to a Ranger.

The Crown Vic even though it has the smaller 28-spline axle shafts
uses the LARGE (explorer) brake mounting flange

the CrownVic/Marquis/Towncar setup differs from the explorer system only in detail

Those details are:
1)The Crown Vic uses what jokingly call a "bikini" dustshield that
protects ONLY the parking brake assembly rather than the full disc
like the Explorer.

2)the Vic setup is IDENTICAL on both sides of the vehicle.
In essence it ses TWO left side assemblies, so that on the
left the caliper is behind thw axle and on the passenger side
it is in front of the axle, this creates what would be a MASSIVE
parking brake cable routing nightmare on a Ranger.

ALL of the "junkyard Easy" brake swaps that have been proposed
have one thing in common, they all require some welding,either to the flange on the axle, NEW flanges on the housing or modiication (redrilling after welding) to the backing plate.

Welding is not "Easy" for most people

"Easy" means 3/8" drive socket set and a prybar.

If you need to weld you may as well weld spring and shock mounts to a complete explorer axle and get the 31-spline axle shafts in the bargain.

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