disk bake upgrade - 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 06-23-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: durham,nc
Posts: 17
disk bake upgrade

let me start out by saying i don't know if this will work but i had a ID about this and i want to get some feed back before i do it

i got a 88 ranger with a 7.5 rear end but i know i can upgrade it with a newer ranger that got a 8.8 and it will be a bolt in upgrade but my ? is can i take the disk brake off a explorer and bolt it up to the 8.8 for the ranger plz help me out with this ID
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-23-2012
cookiemonster's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: budd lake, nj
Posts: 84
You can do whatever you'd like with a welder and some fab skillz.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-23-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: durham,nc
Posts: 17
but you think you are do it with out a welder
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-23-2012
SteelDirigible's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 3,666
your 7.5 and the 28 spline 8.8 I think should both have the same axle tube size or whatever, so the 8.8 28 spline disc swap should basically be the same for your 7.5 although I'd look at getting an 8.8 if you're going to the trouble anyway.

read here, should be the same for you axle.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/engine-drivetrain-122/how-rear-disc-brake-conversion-stock-28-spline-ranger-rear-end-95557/
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-23-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: durham,nc
Posts: 17
yea i'm going to pull the ranger 8.8 tues from the junk yard
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-24-2012
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-28-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: durham,nc
Posts: 17
I when to the jk and all i could find is a 7.5 does someone know what year and model i look for for the 8.8
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-28-2012
Red_Ak_Ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 17,221
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmalcom3 View Post
I when to the jk and all i could find is a 7.5 does someone know what year and model i look for for the 8.8
Umm...every year every model?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-28-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: durham,nc
Posts: 17
All the ranger i seen had the 7.5 not the8.8
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-28-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: durham,nc
Posts: 17
what has the 8.8 and will bolt up to my ranger with no welding
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 06-28-2012
SteelDirigible's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 3,666
another ranger. 4.0. look for newer xcabs, 4x4. they should all have the 8.8
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-28-2012
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: durham,nc
Posts: 17
Is that the only one that will interchange
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to Replace Bake Pads and Rotors dogfish246 General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 11-16-2014 06:38 PM
Disk brake upgrade 8.8 28 spline. Shaklakan General Ford Ranger Discussion 9 07-04-2009 08:26 PM
Rear dana 60 disk brakes ford rules Drivetrain Tech 1 09-02-2008 02:40 PM
Disk break Conversion for Ranger BliZZarDx23 Suspension Tech 24 04-01-2006 12:55 PM


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 10:59 AM.


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.