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Old 12-23-2005
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ATTN: n3elz or other 31spline drum brake owners

Found this on ebay, not 100% sure, but this might be exactly what you need to swap a fx4 lxl 2 31spline rear to a disc brakes

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/8-8-D...rdZ1QQtcZphoto

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This is an auction for the backing plates(they hold the calipers to the axle) with the emergency brake hardware and calipers from a 2000 Ford Explorer. Also included (not pictured) are the bolts and nuts to bolt the backing plates to the axle, no other hardware included. I can't guarantee the calipers since I haven't tried them but should be good, the Explorer only had 38,000 miles when removed. Buyer to pay 14.00 shipping cost. See my other auctions for some more 8.8 stuff, thanks




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I may be wrong, but I think the pattern is wrong. The plate on the tube is still Ranger drum pattern, while the Exs have a diff pattern for the discs.
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Not on the 31 spline, Carl. As it turns out, they are the same pattern as the Ex. They won't work with 28 spline rears.

Thanks for the heads-up, Scott!
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Not on the 31 spline, Carl. As it turns out, they are the same pattern as the Ex. They won't work with 28 spline rears.

Thanks for the heads-up, Scott!
Well that's a no brainer upgrade for anyone with FX4s! If I had know that John I could have grabbed you a set from Harry's. I've seen quite a few in the bone yard.
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Here's almost everything you need from an Explorer for $236 shipped. Once again, 31-spline FX4 only.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...Pr4_PcY_BIN_IT
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Well that's a no brainer upgrade for anyone with FX4s! If I had know that John I could have grabbed you a set from Harry's. I've seen quite a few in the bone yard.
I was going to call you, Carl -- but free funds are scarce right now so I didn't. I know you were going up this week sometime.
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Carl, did you go to Harry's already?? How'd you make out??
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Carl, did you go to Harry's already?? How'd you make out??
Nope, I'll be there tomorrow. Just the Pennsburg, not the "super Harry's". did you go to the Pennsburg yet?

I will be hitting Harry's in the next few weeks though. I'll be coming home to go hunting, but can't hunt on Sundays in PA so one of those weekends Harry's/centralia will be on my way home.

I'll look for your stuff too John.
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Okay, Carl. If you can get the parts for the brakes in the $50 range or less, I can do it. It would be nice if you found a set where the discs themselves are still good, but I'll take whatever you can get, lol.
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No, I haven't made it to Pennsburg yet. I meant to go last weekend to get in on the sale, but something came up and I couldn't go. I'm going to keep an eye on the specials tho just in case.
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i have an fx4 how hard is the conversion?
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i have an fx4 how hard is the conversion?
has to be a fx4 lvl2

the regualr fx4 has the normal 28 spline axle while the lvl 2 has a 31spline just like the explorers
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