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Also, mike, where did you get your calipers from? or did you paint them red?....
calipers were off a mustang forum parts guy. Then I got brackets sliders bolts and pads from auto zone. Then spent about a week painting the heck out of everything. Used rustolium protective enamel and I am real happy with the results! it held up to all the brake fluid I spilled on them so must be ok lol!
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Just so you know the rear 10" brakes are the same for the 6 cyl. Find a bashed up 6 banger mustang and get the calipers and anti-moan bracket. Then pick up a set of aftermarket mustang main brackets and have a set of SS braided lines made to fit the original hardline. That's what I went with and it works flawlessly. I even made a little spacer that allowed me to use the original e-brake cables.
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There is starting to be a lot of conflicting info in this thread. Like someone stating earlier that the caliper brackets (that mount to the axle brackets) are what pushes the caliper far enough out to clear the larger Cobra rotors. If it's not the caliper brackets then it has to be the axle brackets that are different.



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Thanks for the advice guys. Dangeranger01, i haven't done it yet doesn't mean I can't learn. I'll go with the cobra kit. I keep on telling my buddy he can buy my 15x10 35s.
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The axle bracket is specific for Cobra or non-Cobra. That determines 10.5" or 11.65" rotors. There could be production differences for the caliper bracket but they should be the same fit.
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With the summit kit mentioned earlier, I'm guessing that the anti moan brace and u bolt would not work on a level II rear axle? Any ideas on what would work, or Bob, what did you use?


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There is starting to be a lot of conflicting info in this thread. Like someone stating earlier that the caliper brackets (that mount to the axle brackets) are what pushes the caliper far enough out to clear the larger Cobra rotors. If it's not the caliper brackets then it has to be the axle brackets that are different.
Its not conflicting information it is conflicting terminology

this is a mustang caliper (all mustangs 94-04 use this base gt cobra)
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this is a mustang caliper bracket (cobra specific)



This is a mustang caliper axle bracket (cobra specific)



Then the anti moan braces are different as well.

That sort things out for you? as soon as you start part shopping it makes a lot more sense.
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jesus. i just need to redo the write up because no one can understand anything.
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jesus. i just need to redo the write up because no one can understand anything.

Yah a lot of the write-ups are very ****ty written. Small details are obvious to you when you've installed the parts but I haven't seen them nor ****ed with disc brakes in the rear (hurrr ranger comes with drums as stock). So yes, expect people to not have the same experience as you.
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jesus. i just need to redo the write up because no one can understand anything.
Ha ya it worked fine for me, but I also had my dads car too with working cobra brakes to supplement the write up. I was just stoked to find those Currie lines and get rid of the adapters.
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I read your whole write up and saw nothing addressing the anti moan brackets. I did not see them on Currie's website; that is why i asked the question.
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With the summit kit mentioned earlier, I'm guessing that the anti moan brace and u bolt would not work on a level II rear axle? Any ideas on what would work, or Bob, what did you use?

Grants write up is for 28-spline stock Ranger axles (7.5 or 8.8). The best way to do disks on a Level II 31-spline is do the direct Explorer disk swap. They go right on, no bracket cutting required.
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Thanks for the info guys but I already understand the swap. I just didn't want all of the conflicting info in this thread to confuse others. That's why I was responding about it.


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Ok this is what I'm buying, someone okay it please.

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BRAKE CALIPERS, 1994-2004, REAR BRAKE BRACKETS KIT
INCLUDES 2 11.65" ROTORS, CALIPER MOUNTING BRACKETS,MOAN
BRACES, DUST SHIELDS AND BOLTS
BRAKE CALIPERS, 1994-2004, REAR BRAKE BRACKETS KIT :: Brake Calipers & Components :: Brakes :: Mustang Parts & Accessories Superstore - 1800Mustang


BRAKE CALIPERS, 1994-2004, REAR, COBRA, PAIR
BRAKE CALIPERS, 1994-2004, REAR, COBRA, PAIR :: Brake Calipers & Components :: Brakes :: Mustang Parts & Accessories Superstore - 1800Mustang


second site,

Caliper flex hose kit for cobra disc brakes: 36.95
Currie Enterprises Racing Rear End Categories
I realize i will need to buy gear oil and hard lines in juneau...not online..My parents are buying this for me for christmas so i just want to make sure it is right, thanks :)

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As long as it comes with the actual caliper brackets. NOT the axle brackets, I see those in the first link. The second link it shows the caliper brackets on the calipers, but also says "*Product images may differ from actual product appearance." It doesn't mention in the text, anything about the actual brackets.


EDIT: I'd call em to be sure.. Please call us at 1-800-MUSTANG if you have any questions!


EDIT #2 - You're a spoiled rotten brat.




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That is all you need in those links. Basically what i bought, except i got the red calipers instead of the black. It'll work good.
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thanks ill call them tomorrow when they're open (bastards). And sucks that you dont celebrate christmas in in Illinois. I like presents
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they don't have online ordering? weird...
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looks like there is. and a 10% discount and free shipping...look into it mang and save a few bucks.
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thanks ill call them tomorrow when they're open (bastards). And sucks that you dont celebrate christmas in in Illinois. I like presents
We celebrate Christmas here. We have all of the family over for a huge dinner. Then another dinner the next day at other family members houses. We buy quite a bit for my nieces but otherwise we have quit buying for everyone else/each other. There's a point in your life when you have everything you really NEED. We just took the "commercial-ness" out of Christmas and celebrate it for what it really is, instead of using it as an excuse to be needy, greedy, and focusing on material possessions.

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We celebrate Christmas here. We have all of the family over for a huge dinner. Then another dinner the next day at other family members houses. We buy quite a bit for my nieces but otherwise we have quit buying for everyone else/each other. There's a point in your life when you have everything you really NEED. We just took the "commercial-ness" out of Christmas and celebrate it for what it really is, instead of using it as an excuse to be needy, greedy, and focusing on material possessions.

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My fam has money, we buy gifts to support the US economy and not let the Chinese win. Plus I really need new disc in the back because drum brakes are failing me often...

On the other hand, I want 4.88 gearing front back and ill be paying for that seperately.

Dangerranger01, im only calling to confirm about the caliper bracket issue he pointed out.
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idk what caliper issue you're talking about...but it is it. i wouldn't have any worry about buying it right meow as is off the site. THat part number is right though...so idk what he was talking about.
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idk what caliper issue you're talking about...but it is it. i wouldn't have any worry about buying it right meow as is off the site. THat part number is right though...so idk what he was talking about.
He was just pointing out the caliper bracket(its in his post above if you havent read it yet) so ill order the stuff tonight but ill call tomorrow to 100% verify. I'm excited though. When all the **** is in I'll read the how-tos again.
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I'm sure the caliper brackets are included, like it shows in the picture, but it's one of those things that would really **** you off when it showed up at your house and it wasn't included. The price and the picture seems to indicate that they are in the kit.. Better safe than sorry (pissed later) ya know...



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Oh i see what you're saying. Its included in it. along with the pads. Good luck on the build, make sure to post pictures!!
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