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Now there's the link. Will it fit my 02 Edge? I've got an 8.8" rearend with 10" drums. Oh yeah it's 28 spline. I want better stopping power. After driving around the Detroit area in that traffic I need to be able to stop better.
 

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You dont have disks on your rearend. It has drum brakes. Swap in an explorer rear axle. Better rear axle overall and can be done for cheaper.
 
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Whoops, I knew that, I just typed wrong. I know because I've had the replace the darn drum brakes. That was fun.
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Originally Posted by 0RangerEdge2
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Now there's the link. Will it fit my 02 Edge? I've got an 8.8" rearend with 10" drums. Oh yeah it's 28 spline. I want better stopping power. After driving around the Detroit area in that traffic I need to be able to stop better.
No, it won't fit a 28 spline. It is for 31 spline 8.8. The bolt pattern and diameter is wrong at the axle flanges.

Besides, on a light duty pickup, you'll get a lot more bang for your buck by upgrading the front brakes instead of the rears.


Mustang/Ranger 28-spline:



Explorer/F150/Ranger Level II 31-spline:
 
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Ok, well I should've waited when I got new rotors. I got ceramic pads, should I go with a different pad so that I can stop better?
 
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I've had great luck with the frozen rotors slotted rotors and the pads they offer. They are available at www.frozenrotors.com. Summit racing also has a rear disk conversion kit available.
 
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personally, cost wise, id either get an explorer axle or stick to the stock axle


IMO unless you already have a 31spline lvl 2 axle, its not worth the cost to buy a disc brake kit
 
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I've been going back and forth on a rear disc kit for my truck... don't know if I can justify the cost.

For your application though, definitely just swap an explorer axle in. It'll cost you the same or less and the 31 spline is ~ 55% stronger than the 28 spline. Just all around better!
 
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im gonna keep the drums on mine... not worth the cost or trouble imho unless i swap to a explorer rear that already has em
 
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The only reason I would swith is to swap in a an exploder axle!
 
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