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Old 08-20-2013
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Icon2 Need help on front rotors: 01' 2.3L Ranger xlt rwd

When I brake hard the entire truck shakes... quite badly. From everything I have read it's most likely the rotors which wouldn't surprize me as they don't look like they have been changed even though the pads still have a lot of life in them it appears.

I am on rockautos website and completely lost on what rotors to get??

They have economy, daily driver and performance. Since this is my DD I would choose not to get cheapos..etc.

2001 FORD RANGER Rotor

I have the front coil springs not the torsion bars if that matters? I see ALL different sizes of rotors. I've overwhelmed at what to get honestly mainly because of fitment and size. I am running the stock chrome wheels/tires.

Also not sure on the pads as well since there are so many on the sites.

Someone said only to go with: wagner, raybestos, motorcraft...

I also read that I should replace the wheel bearings:
Discuss How To: Replace Wheel Bearings 2wd - Ford Ranger Forum

I see that some are in the rotor itself? How would I know? I have no problem doing the work myself I just don't know what to get honestly and are there different size wheel bearings depending on the rotor? I want to make sure I get everything.
Do I have to worry about anything on the rear drum brakes? Do those need replaced like the front rotors?

Sorry for all the questions., just a little lost at the moment...

I found this: It's by RAYBESTOS Part # 66672R More Info {#1066672, 66672} Professional Grade; 5 Bolt Holes
Front; RWD; 2-Wheel ABS; Front Coil springs

That would work for the front since it says specifically coil springs and rwd/ 2-wheel right? This also looks to have the bearing in it already or no?

Compare it to the Wagner which looks completely different yet still shows it would fit?

WAGNER Part # BD125777 More Info Brake Rotor/Hub Assy.
Front; RWD; 2-Wheel ABS; Front Coil springs; 5 Stud Wheel; 261mm Dia. Rotor (Only 2 Remaining)


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those raybestos ones will work. i've used them before and they are good. the wagners look the same if you scroll over to the next image. the rotors have the bearing races pressed into them, they don't come with the bearings themselves. if you want to get new bearings, get timkens. you'll need two inners and two outers. as far as drum brakes go, yeah, they eventually need replaced just like any other wear item on a vehicle.
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