Check List For Disc Brake Swap - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-13-2011
Z7What's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 306
Check List For Disc Brake Swap

I must be aggravating some of y'all with all my questions about the disc brake swap but im almost finished!

So far the parts i have are.

New Calipers
New Rotors
New Axle Brackets
New Pads
New Bolts
Custom Teflon SS Brake Lines

Do i have everything or am i messing something? What fluid do yall use, Dot 3 or Dot 4?

Wayne

Last edited by Z7What; 04-13-2011 at 11:16 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-13-2011
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
useful thread for me, i have almost all the parts needed too.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-13-2011
Masteratarms93's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Goose Creek SC
Posts: 4,685
Rubber hoses

All the fittings from this kit:
http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=3033

You won't need "custom" hard brake lines. You can use 1996-2000 Explorer ones or get a flaring tool and re-flare your current ones. That is what I'm doing.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-13-2011
Z7What's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 306
Quote:
Originally Posted by Masteratarms93 View Post
Rubber hoses

All the fittings from this kit:
http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=3033

You won't need "custom" hard brake lines. You can use 1996-2000 Explorer ones or get a flaring tool and re-flare your current ones. That is what I'm doing.
Currie and Summit are sold out of those lines, they are discountined as well so we are SOL with those lines. Trust me i spent the last week trying to locate some with no luck! That is why i contacted Bonaco Inc for some custom made Teflon coated SS lines with the 3/8 -24 Inverted Flare on end and a 10mm banjo on the other for only a few bucks more than the Curries. I plan to cut and reflare or bend the hardline and attach the Custom SS lines to it.

Wayne
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-13-2011
Masteratarms93's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Goose Creek SC
Posts: 4,685
yeah I read what you were talking about on the how-to with Grant about that. sucks all those kits have been discontinued.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-29-2011
Z7What's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 306
TTT, doing the install next week and if i need to get other stuff i need a few days to order them. Does the list above look complete?

Wayne
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-29-2011
Dangerranger01's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boring/Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 2,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z7What View Post
TTT, doing the install next week and if i need to get other stuff i need a few days to order them. Does the list above look complete?

Wayne
Dont forget thread lock for the bolts that bolt the axle bracket to the axle flange and for the caliper bolts.

Also, the piece of copper tubing if you want to hook up your ebrake.

I think you said you already had the banjo bolts and copper crush washers.

You can re-bend the stock hardline on the axle (that goes from the tee on top of the diff), or if its in bad shape, get a short universal piece from the auto-store that is already flared, just bend it.


I think that is is. You HAVE TO post a **** ton of pictures.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-29-2011
Z7What's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 306
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dangerranger01 View Post
Dont forget thread lock for the bolts that bolt the axle bracket to the axle flange and for the caliper bolts.

Also, the piece of copper tubing if you want to hook up your ebrake.

I think you said you already had the banjo bolts and copper crush washers.

You can re-bend the stock hardline on the axle (that goes from the tee on top of the diff), or if its in bad shape, get a short universal piece from the auto-store that is already flared, just bend it.


I think that is is. You HAVE TO post a **** ton of pictures.
I have loctite for the bolts!

What size copper tubing is needed? How long? Reason i ask is that id like to machine a need piece of stainless at work to use instead of the copper tube.

Im going to either bent the axle hard line and reroute it or cut and reflare and install my SS lines.

I promise i will post many pictures!

Thanks for all your help! Hope i did all my research correctly and got what i need cause i'll be 2 hours from home doing the swap.....

Tomorrow i will post pictures of the axle/caliper brackets with lines on them to confirm that i cut the correct piece out.

Wayne
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-29-2011
Dangerranger01's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boring/Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 2,011
I think i ended up using 1/2in rigid copper pipe (note: its labeled 1/2in but it actually meausre a little big higher). I cut it to length after i had everything installed, so maybe get like 6 or 8in long length total.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-29-2011
spadanko's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Victoria B.C.
Posts: 82
you will need washers to space the caliper bracket out or atleast i did and i see them in the pictures
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-29-2011
Z7What's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 306
Heres the brackets, i put blue painters tape on the area im pretty sure that needs to be cut out on each. Can yall confirm that i have the correct area ready to be cut? The one on the left of the pictures is stamped R and the one on the right is stamped L

DSC00401.jpg?t=1304099109

Heres a pic of all i got, cant wait!

DSC00402.jpg?t=1304099363
DSC00403.jpg?t=1304099392

Wayne
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 04-30-2011
Z7What's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 306
TTT

Do i have the correct area taped off to cut?

Wayne
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 04-30-2011
Dangerranger01's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boring/Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 2,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z7What View Post
TTT

Do i have the correct area taped off to cut?

Wayne
Quote:
Originally Posted by Z7What View Post


Quote:
Originally Posted by Dangerranger01 View Post
Here are pictures in order to show where you need to cut to bolt the caliper bracket to the inside of the axle flange:




After you have modified the caliper bracket, you simply bolt it onto the axle flanges. However, after modifying you will need to bolt the Left bracket onto the right side, and the Right bracket onto the left side.

Looks the same to me bro.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 04-30-2011
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Very useful thread to me.

Subscribed.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 04-30-2011
Dangerranger01's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boring/Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 2,011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
Very useful thread to me.

Subscribed.
Have you not seen:
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showth...93#post1786293
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 04-30-2011
Taylor's Avatar
Ive been dubbed....an old volk
iTrader: (18)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nashville, NC
Posts: 7,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dangerranger01 View Post
Oh yeah. I actually pm'ed you about the thread.

This thread is mainly for motivation.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 04-30-2011
Dangerranger01's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Boring/Corvallis, Oregon
Posts: 2,011
AH, LUL. just making sure. some people don't realize there is a write up that shows you how to do it all so i always link them to reduce multiple threads about the same stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 04-30-2011
mikerider's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Renton WA
Posts: 2,504
Don't forget diff fluid, RTV to reseal the the diff and a good set of vise grips to remove all the springs in the drums.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 04-30-2011
rcmustang's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 173
Glad I have a plasma cutter. I just cut off the old backing plates and didn't have to crack open the diff cover.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 04-30-2011
logan03CO's Avatar
Member

iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,235
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcmustang View Post
Glad I have a plasma cutter. I just cut off the old backing plates and didn't have to crack open the diff cover.
Oh nice...I didn't even think of doing it that way! Good excuse to get one! lol
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 04-30-2011
rcmustang's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 173
Cut off wheel would do, too.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-30-2011
mikerider's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Renton WA
Posts: 2,504
Pulling the axles is super easy and your diff could probably use the new fluid, use it as an excuse for some maintenance.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-30-2011
rcmustang's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 173
It is but if you've recently changed the oil.....
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-30-2011
Masteratarms93's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Goose Creek SC
Posts: 4,685
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcmustang View Post
It is but if you've recently changed the oil.....
I feel you there.....$50 a fill on mine and I've done it 3 times in the past year for various maintenance things and I'm looking to disc swap over the summer :( This axle has been nothing but a wallet sap.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2010 ranger disc brake question/E/parking brake adjustment age General Ford Ranger Discussion 7 11-11-2013 06:34 PM
Autozone Expo Rear Disc Brake Swap Masteratarms93 General Ford Ranger Discussion 10 10-28-2010 09:02 PM
Brake proportioning valve after Cobra disc swap? StrangerRanger General Technical & Electrical 4 08-30-2010 02:49 PM
disc brake swap. RedOctober Drivetrain Tech 8 03-03-2009 10:48 PM
Explorer disc brake swap optikal illushun Drivetrain Tech 27 02-24-2009 11:07 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:21 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.