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ALBERTA boys clue in.. REAR disc swap

I found a rear disc swap at the junkyard for a 31spline.. if your interested ill help go get it with you for a minor fee lol or ill go get it for you and youll owe me more lol
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i the edmonton area? i'm curious, but it's no good to me anyways.

i'm from the red deer area.
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Yup in edmonton, Everything is intact and there
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How much would it cost??
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My 04 FX4 has a 31 spline doesn't it?
If so I want it!
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n/m Just did some reading and from what i read it's a 28
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You have an fx4 so it should be a 31spline....unless they did something weird for Canada. It if is a 31spline, the expo brakes will bolt up, if it is a 28spline, you'll have to do a little modding to the brackets for it to bolt up.
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n/m Just did some reading and from what i read it's a 28
easy way to tell is look at the diff tag and if it has a 2nd tag stating its synthetic fluid only is the only 31 spline 8.8 in a ranger
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You have an fx4 so it should be a 31spline....unless they did something weird for Canada. It if is a 31spline, the expo brakes will bolt up, if it is a 28spline, you'll have to do a little modding to the brackets for it to bolt up.
he has a fx4 offroad and its not a 2002 so no normally just plain fx4 are 28 spline


Correction wrote 38 earlier lol.... fixed it above...

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I wont be abile to run a e-brake with these either will i?
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I wont be abile to run a e-brake with these either will i?
Ford racing kit you use a hybrid of explorer and ranger yes you can...

there is a How To on here for the Ford kit on the 31 spline axles Bill Wrote it...
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I am looking at conversion's online now. My brakes are starting to feel funny and pulse a little bit. And i just replaced the front pads last year and the rotors were fine at the time, so i am suspecting the rear drums are on their way out and want to upgrade to discs rather than replace the drums. What do you think is the best route?
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Mustang rears are the best route. Don't waste your time with expos.

And Stone, sorry, i had thought all fx4s had the 31spline axle.
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I am looking at conversion's online now. My brakes are starting to feel funny and pulse a little bit. And i just replaced the front pads last year and the rotors were fine at the time, so i am suspecting the rear drums are on their way out and want to upgrade to discs rather than replace the drums. What do you think is the best route?
easiest cheapest replace drums from the backing plate forward..

but worst thing with a Ford any with drums is the wheels cylinders most rangers only last for like 40k if that especially Northern trucks

I put 70k on my silver truck and went threw 4 sets of them...

i would rather have disk but its up to you
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How much of a mustang rear end would i need? axles as well or just brackets?
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basically all the backing plate out.. you dont need the tubes or axles or anything else

on RPS there is a way of installing mustangs it involves hacking off an ear on the mounting plate.. for the 28 spline

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http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthread.php?t=71585

Basically just cut the bracket up, or you can buy a new bracket that has the four bolt holes. The caliper needs to move inward a little that is why you have to cut it up.
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