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Icon10 man i hit the jackpot

i stopped by the ford dealership today

holy crap i was looking at a 4.0 4x4 sport ,, and lookie lookie i spied factory rear disc brakes

well at least i know what conversion i will be doing in the spring

( all factory parts too )
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i dont get it
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i dont get it
the new rangers come with factory disc brakes.
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$$$$$$$
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Let us know how that works out, newb.

Don't waste your time, do it right the first go around:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f43/ho...ear-end-97007/
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Let us know how that works out, newb.

Don't waste your time, do it right the first go around:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/f43/ho...ear-end-97007/
??? how would that be a waste of time. although your write up is great and is a good swap, how is a stock disc brake setup with factory ranger parts a bad thing?
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??? how would that be a waste of time. although your write up is great and is a good swap, how is a stock disc brake setup with factory ranger parts a bad thing?
I think it has to do with the electronic side of it
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I checked to swap my FX4, over 1000$, screw that
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Last time I checked it's not a direct swap. The axle flanges are different from what I remember. You should probably look into it before getting all the parts.
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would be a good swap...only thing that worries me about it is if you need to cut stock mounting brackets it seems like an insurance co would have a good excuse not to cut you a check if something went wrong (even though it is a safety enhancing mod). I'd let them know about the mod in writing if it were me.
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when i take my rig in for it`s 25,000 klick service

i will get a more thorough look at the brackets and lines

i did not notice any difference between my 07 fx4 axle and the 2010 ranger sport 4x4 axle
they both looked like the same axle diameter

i have a contact in a ford dealership that can get their discount for me
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I'm still looking for a decent disc brake setup for the FRONTS!!!!

Crappy dust producing pads and warping rotors.....hate 'em.
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wouldn't it be easier/cheaper to just swap an explorer rear with disc brakes on it already?
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after searching the web for various rear disc brake parts.
( stainless steel brake corp has the best info )
they are still very vague in regards the proper parts for rangers
and their adapters are not always bomb proof

i will always prefer going the factory route ,, unless the factory does not offer such an adapter/part

cutting a caliper mounting bracket to fit another application is not a wise idea in any way
especially in regards to our MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION
they are called in to every bad accident, and investigate those vehicles thoroughly
if they find a non dealer installed part on your vehicle ( i am talking about a modified bracket )

they themselves will file the charges against you

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wouldn't it be easier/cheaper to just swap an explorer rear with disc brakes on it already?
I'm with you, I don't see why this wouldn't be the way to go...plus in the process you'd up to the 8.8 31 spline
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By hitting the jackpot, I thought you were talking about money, or maybe finding a nice used vehicle for cheap......not finally noticing that the 2010's have rear disk brakes....LOL

Ah well, some dream bigger then other I guess.
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hitting the money jackpot would be nice,, but that is dreaming way to much

actually i did find a vehicle for cheap
i bought a fx4 with all the power options at 19,000.00
with only 21,000 klicks on it

other dealers were charging at least 28,000.00
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not all of the 2010 rangers have disc brakes on the rear end
i looked at several 010`s last year ,, every 1 of those rangers had drum brakes on the rear

that is why ~ i hit the jackpot ~ comment i made

i can now convert to rear disc brakes without going to several vendors to source parts
i just now copy down the vin number ,, and order small amounts of the required parts every 2 weeks
and before i know it,, i have all of the parts i need to convert
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I thought they were ending production of the Ranger in 2010, and that is why the world will end in 2012?

SO FAR OUT OF THE LOOP!
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None of the '10 brakes will bolt to your current axle, hence the reason of the suggestion of mustang brakes, and my sarcastic good luck comment, lol.
If you know some basic physics, you can do the math and discover that cutting the mustang caliper bracket is basically as strong as your front brake brackets. If you are that worried, just get it welded to your axle flange but its no big deal. People have been running them without issue since probably 94 or so...

And why is this in the 4.0l motor section????....
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I'm still looking for a decent disc brake setup for the FRONTS!!!!

Crappy dust producing pads and warping rotors.....hate 'em.
stoptech has a decent pair of slotted rotors and performance pads on modbargains for a fair price. Really nice improvement, i ran that setup for a while. Lots of off road guys use it too since they have such big tires...
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um dude, you can just swap in a newer explorer axle and do a sping over conversion.... you ger disk breaks, 31spline instead of 28, and a lot of times a nice limited slip. to do the spring over all you have to do is cut the old spring peaches and add new ones. and even if you elect to rebuild all of it and do new breaks youll be in it alot less $$
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if i was going to swap rear axles
it would be from a f150 with 9 inch w/disc brakes
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Even if the brakes happen to bolt on to your current axle, they are going to absolutely rape you for the parts. What's so great about factory stock crap anyway?
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you should see the size of the new ranger rear disc`s

a 15 inch rim will barely fit over the caliper`s
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