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Explorer Rear End In A 2004?

I was reading through all the threads and really didnt find my answer. I was wondering what all was needed to make the brakes work right.

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From 2001-on, Rangers have Electronic Brake Force Distribution which is proportioning done by the ABS.
Will the brakes plug up and work right? Or will I need to buy extra stuff to make the ABS and Brakes work right?

Sorry if this is a confusing question as I am confussed myself.

Basicly are the brakes just plug and play or do I need extra stuff. I know all about the sping perches and everything else to deal with it this is just about the brakes.

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what year axle is your explorer axle?

only thing you might need to do is move your hard lines from axle to axle or get a longer line from the frame to the axle.

if new enough explorer axle abs should work fine.
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Its going to be a 98
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so quick and easy fix will be to just install a longer hose from the axle to the frame.

e-brake will require the e-brake lines from the explorer
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So the brakes will just work no work need to the brake booster or anything like that? (I.E. - No under hood work to brakes (master cylinder, booster or lines?))
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nope nothing nada.
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Sweet thanks Zach!
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So the brakes will just work no work need to the brake booster or anything like that? (I.E. - No under hood work to brakes (master cylinder, booster or lines?))
The 2001+ EBFD (proportioning controlled by software) makes a swap like this much easier. I put mismatched Mustang SVO rotors and Cadillac calipers on my 03 and it works perfectly. Nothing else needed to be changed. We installed stock Explorer brakes on Bill's 04 LII and it works just as well, requiring no changes except the calipers and rotors.
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Alright thanks guys makes me feel SO MUCH BETTER about the swap just need to get the axle and grind down the axle and weld on the new spring perches and everything.

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Is there a way to know where to weld the perchs and everything without having to take the other rear-end off? I am guessing there is not so its kinda better safe than sorry
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i just set mine up slightly tightined the u-bolts and tapped the diff with a hammer until i liked the angle.. then busted out the welder..

o ya my axle is a 95. hook the brakes up. bleed. take a cruise
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Ok cool thanks Scott
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This is great information. I was a bit worried about the possible modifications required to swap in my explorer axle into my 07. Looks like getting the right lines/extensions is the biggest worry.

I've done the swap in my 94 already, but I wasn't sure what possible problems were going to dictate how the swap would go in the 07.
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