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Old 12-18-2005
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Bloody pissant drums!

I had to nail the brakes. I have my ' spare ' axle on right now as my good one is.. lets say put away for the winter.

It has factory drums.. They bound. This is the fourth time its happened. I managed to drive in reverse for a GOOD distance and unbind them.

After taking the drum and pads off.. Their cooked again. I JUST rebuilt these things again with new proportioning valves.. maybe all of 2 months ago when I took my other axle off.

Do read drum brakes that come on Rangers just blow that bad? I rebuilt the whole bloody lot and its still.. ' ********-up '.

I called Mark at SSBC, picking up another disc conversion for my ' spare ' axle ( which I will be selling in the spring ) .

Front rotors went at 15k, then again at 25k, drums have been nothing but trouble since 30k... I'm about to get a whole Brembo setup, master cylinder and all.

Anyone else have bad binding problems with their drum rears?
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I have not had any problems with my drums in the back but I still want to do the rear disc conversion
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I have totally stock brakes on my truck, with 35s, and it doesn't have any problems. I have never in 50,000 miles had a problem with any sortof binding, but it could be our climate out here as it doesn't get very hot or cold... I dunno, I punish my brakes pretty good and they haven't been problematic yet...
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it must be your truck.
Changed the front at 35k and havent touched the rear..(dont no what previous owner did)
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Hey D have you rerun and brake lines on your truck??? Are they close to anything hot that could be getting the fluid too hot and applying the rears at all times????
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Hey D have you rerun and brake lines on your truck??? Are they close to anything hot that could be getting the fluid too hot and applying the rears at all times????
GOOD observation! With the blocks pulled my axle does sit close to my exhaust. Could be heating the brake-lines..

Bloodyhell.. its 3:30 in the morning and now Im going to head outside with a flashlight and a camera.. I dunno weather I shout kiss ya or smack ya o-blunt-one . Eh.. I'll let you have the first ride over the falls.
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Old 12-19-2005
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Don't drive like a maniac

Just kiddin! How much does the SSBC or Brembo set-up cost?
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Old 12-19-2005
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The lines are fine.

I'm gonna put a WilWood setup on this axle. 650$ for dual piston calipers with slotted and drilled roaters, all stainless/braided lines.
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Would you happen to have a link to the Wilwood set up your going with?
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650 is alot but sounds well worth it for your troubles, but wouldnt like an explorer axle swap be, well, easier ??
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D. wasn't there a failed group buy going on for those rear disc brakes that had them down to $400 something if you got 6 people to buy into it?
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D. wasn't there a failed group buy going on for those rear disc brakes that had them down to $400 something if you got 6 people to buy into it?
Yep. Had Mark at SSBC all set to ship them. 4 people called in.. we needed 6 ( minimum ) . Would have been 425$ for up to 6. any between 6-10 would have been 400.. over 10 they would have tossed in free shipping.

Heres what I went with people..

http://www.precisionbrakescompany.co...-axle-kits.pdf

I bought the kit with the mechanical parking brake as well. Came to 680$ insured and shipped to my door. 2 weeks then Myself and Dave ( FMD ) will go nuts with this. Hoping Luke and Heather are back in Erie by then, get them up here as well

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So you got the Mustang brake kit?

When are you planning on doing the install, if I have the time it would be neat to drive up and observe the installation! Its only like 4 hours to Buffalo from here.
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Old 12-22-2005
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So you got the Mustang brake kit?

When are you planning on doing the install, if I have the time it would be neat to drive up and observe the installation! Its only like 4 hours to Buffalo from here.
4hrs to Buffalo? I clear Cleveland driving the 90 in 2 hrs . Were looking at the weekend of the 7th. The 14th I'll be in Detroit/Michigan.
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