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Are you bleeders at the highest point? becuase you can get air trapped if they aren't.
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i started looking around on kragen and it appears that i have 2 left side calipers....i bet that is my problem....
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what to u mean at the highest point?
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yea they are left and right and like grant said the bleeder has to be up.

it should look like this. i know this is a ****ty pic but you get the point
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can you see the bleeder in this pic better?
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ok so that is how my driver side is....so i guess i have to go get a new passenger side rotor.....downey did u have to get a new proportional valve? how does ur rear brakes work?
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here is a pic of my stuff

sorry for the chitty cell phone pic's...also a pic of my brake extension had to make to make sure the soft line from the frame was long enough.

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ok so that is how my driver side is....so i guess i have to go get a new passenger side rotor.....downey did u have to get a new proportional valve? how does ur rear brakes work?
you need a passenger caliper. dude do yourself a favor and go any other passenger side brake hose. then you can use your stock ranger t block and just shorten the hard lines. and your brake hose isnt as close to the tires and is in the stock location. the passenger caliper is a driver side like you said. get a passenger and it will bleed great. i didnt get a new proportional valve. there is no need my truck stops a hell of alot faster with the 4 wheel disc and t he drums ever would.
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looks like a left caliper on the right side of your truck.

The calipers should be mirror images of eachother, not the exact same part.

Edit: Dammit Downey, you beat me by seconds...
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haha o well grant
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ya i was thinking about using the ranger block and doing what u said...but this worked out fine and i have more slack in my line a full drop that i did with the ranger line...also i went to the JY today and he let me switch out the crappy calipers that came on the axle when i bought it on craigslist for some nice ones of an 01 expo with 30,000 miles...i love having hookups there...so far i got the u bolts and top plate of an f-150 for free, the calipers, brake lines, and the ebrake cable all for 5 bucks...so i got the new calipers on and hooked up and bleed. now when i hit the brake petal it stops me very fast and works good...but i still cant get it to lock up at all. also i went to a gravel road and only the fronts locked up...then i did a brake stand and i could press on the brakes as hard as i could and i didnt notice a difference in the rear tires spinning...so for some reason my rear brakes arent working. could that be the prop valve? my petal is nice a firm like it should be but something is not right...what do u think it could be?
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do it in wet grass they will lock up. you dont want your rears to lock up
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Ummm, you have rear ABS. It aint' suppose to lock up. why do you think your **** needs to lock up to work perfectly? Did you notice a decrease in stopping distance??? that is what matters.....wut are you thinking?....?
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on my moms jimmy when the abs kicks in it vibrates the petal and makes a wierd noise....my truck has never done that so i assumed that the abs didnt work...and i was flexing on a hill to test out the limited slip and once one tire got off the ground i tried pressing the brakes to even out the resistance and see it i could get it to go further up the hill and when i pushed the brakes the rear tire that was spinning didnt even show down...that means that something is not right.
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also when u hit the brakes as hard as u can shouldnt it lock up...shouldnt the brakes work good enough to do that?...like this

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that truck has 4 wheel abs
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i should still get some skidding i would think....what about this...what is the problem here to u think?

"and i was flexing on a hill to test out the limited slip and once one tire got off the ground i tried pressing the brakes to even out the resistance and see it i could get it to go further up the hill and when i pushed the brakes the rear tire that was spinning didnt even slow down...that means that something is not right."
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dude i have only ever heard of that working on the front axle not the rear since most of the brake pressure is sent to the front but i could be wrong someone correct me if im wrong
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waht?^^^^^...lol
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the use the brakes to control the tires for traction i have only ever heard of that working on the front tires not the rears
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o...well usually u would use the ebrake to do it for the rears...but since i only have one side hooked up right now it didnt work for the way i was going...(the side that worked was the tire on the ground)....but ya the fact that the rears didnt do any thing has left me confused...i was thinking that since the pads and rotors havent been used in probably a year or to that mite have somthing to do with it but idk...
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well i got my shock mounts welded on today....i decided to just cut the old ones off the 7.5 axle....welding upside down sux!!!! all my beads kept dripping down...kinda got the hang of it when i was on the last part....it seems i can not weld when i start and by the time im done i can weld good again...its gay...lol....now all i have to do is figure out something to do about my passenger side ebrake and then im done...
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