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Old 07-11-2008
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Finally swapped my rear (PICS)

Finally got around to swapping out my rear on my truck. I had bought a explorer axle and was gonna do it that way but Pete (Gearhead299) found a level 2 axle and was nice enough to grab it up for me. Thanks man I owe you. So i just bolted the disc setup onto the L2 axle. So now I have a Torsen L/S and 4 wheel discs. I did this on my own, and its not a one person job. Good thing i had my gf's car to drive for a couple days while shes in wildwood. The ubolts and spring plates I got from Jeffs Bronco Graveyard for i think $60 shipped which was by far the cheapest i found, even local shops wanted $12 a piece for ubolts. The difference in braking is unreal! It makes a huge difference.

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Awesome man! Cool dog haha, I wish mine would chill out with me when I'm workin on the truck. Looks great, I love that color!
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what's with all ya'll getting L2 axles! Wish i can find one. I'm settlin' for a explorer.

Looks great man.
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Look great man good work!
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Looks awesome man! i just swapped in an exploder rear cause i never could find a lv2 for less than $500-$800. An i just learned somethin, i didnt know the rear disks could be swapped onto that

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$800???? I paid just over $100 for the rear.......
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$800???? I paid just over $100 for the rear.......
Man thats awesome. I couldnt find one in a salvage yard for less than $500 and i called the guy who rebuilt my 3.0 and he said $800 with no internals. so i settled for the explorer with disks for $150
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Looks good welcome to the Level II axle club HAHAHA

What all do you need from the explorer for the disc brake swap?

I paid 400 for my Level II axle and it only had 8,000 miles on it out of a 2006
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What all do you need from the explorer for the disc brake swap?
I think you would need both backing plates, rotors, calipers, pads, rubber brake lines (that connect to the calipers), you would have to bend a newhard line going from caliper to caliper @ the rubber lines, the parking break cables, the whole parking brake system including the parking brake shoes, hardware, and the piece that the parking brake cable

I THINK thats what all you would need. IMO the explorer swap would be and cheaper(for those who do not have a LVII axle) to do due to already having most parts(esp that of the parking brake system) and maybe easier because i dont know if its a direct swap or not...you would have to ask the OP
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looks good man, where is stillwater nj? im in spotswood, i figure if your any where near around my area i would recognize that truck, its sweet, oh and do you have the link to the u bolts on jeffs bronco graveyard? i didnt see it on there and i need them for my explorer rear swap
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oh and do you have the link to the u bolts on jeffs bronco graveyard? i didnt see it on there and i need them for my explorer rear swap
Jeffs Bronco Graveyard

These should work for you...
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Jeffs Bronco Graveyard

These should work for you...
those are for a 3.25 axle? thanks for finding that, he said he got the plates too for $60 so i am gonna try to find that.
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truck looks awsome! that rack n the front bumper rea;;y set that thing off imo
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Those are the ubolts here are the plates i used
http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...ates__pair.htm
Sorry I lied, I paid $65 shipped. But those ubolts made my stockers look like spaghetti.

Stillwater is in sussex county.....im in the NW corner of jersey
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thanks bro, so i guess the explorer rear has the same size axle tubes as the full size bronco huh? where are you moving to? we gotta meet up and do some wheelin
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not to jack your thread, but do you or anyone know if these will fit on my explorer rear? i found them under the same stuff you got your ubolts and plates http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...__new_pair.htm
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