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since getting my 35s my braking power has decreased and wanted to know how to fix this
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since getting my 35s my braking power has decreased and wanted to know how to fix this
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...light=stoptech

You can read up on that. My truck stops better with a loaded trailer now, than it did with the old brakes and no trailer
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Stainless lines might help... and Better pads... those are quick fix's
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Stainless lines might help... and Better pads... those are quick fix's
Doubt he'll notice anything from just lines, and pads will help some. I dont think braking should be something to mess with, and 35's is alot of rotating mass for a braking system designed to handle 30" tires.
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Doubt he'll notice anything from just lines, and pads will help some. I dont think braking should be something to mess with, and 35's is alot of rotating mass for a braking system designed to handle 30" tires.
All I know is I have 35's and once those brakes got any sort of hot my pedal would be really squishy esp offroad... Now since I got my Stainless lines in.. omg what a difference..
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All I know is I have 35's and once those brakes got any sort of hot my pedal would be really squishy esp offroad... Now since I got my Stainless lines in.. omg what a difference..
That could have been a bubble in your brake lines, if it got cured with the stainless lines. I actually went from my extended length stainless lines to stock. The stock lines should be just fine for these trucks
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explorer rear end..get dics in the rear

im running xploder axle with 37s and i stop on a dime..its a BIG difference with drums to disc

well worth the money IMO -- plus you get a stronger axle with the higher spline count..
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That could have been a bubble in your brake lines, if it got cured with the stainless lines. I actually went from my extended length stainless lines to stock. The stock lines should be just fine for these trucks
you got your stock lines to fit? how much lift do you have?
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Bigger front and rear brakes help obviously. I have bigger F-150 brakes in front since I did my SAS -- larger piston area than the Ranger.

Soon a drum axle from an F-150 is going in the rear with 3" wide shoes. Still drums but it should be much better.

Overall though, I can lock up the tires with the F-150 front and I could barely if ever do it with the Ranger brakes after I put 35's on.

Reinforced rubber lines (like the "stainless" lines mentioned) do reduce blooming with hard pedal pressure. You have to step down harder to stop now and that extra pressure stretches the rubber lines more. That's where the better braking comes in with that.

There are newer synthetic brake fluids that don't boil as easily and take much more heat before vapor induced fading occurs. The disadvantage is to make use of them you have to purge your entire brake system.

Getting an FX4 31 spline rear that bolts up, or an Explorer rear is a great idea. The Explorer rear from the right years will come with discs, and discs are a bolt up to the FX4 31 spline rear. Only disadvantage of the Explorer rear of course is that you have to modify it to bolt it on the Ranger.
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