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new rotors and brakes triggering ABS

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I recently bought a 2004 Ranger XLT 4X2. I have had a few issues in the couple of months that I have had it. It only has 68,000 miles. Because of a pulsing in the brakes, I decided to try my first rotor, bearing and pad replacement. Everything went smooth until I drove to bed-in the pads. After getting up to 35 mph and applying steady pressure to the brakes, at 15 mph the ABS kicks in. After doing this 4 or 5 times, the ABS light comes on.
I choose Raybestos rotors, ThermoQuiet ceramic pads, and timken bearings. When I returned home, I noticed that the tone ring was different on the rotors ( at least on one of them. It turns out I had 2 different rotors on there). Could this effect the ABS sensor?
I also noticed the that when I re-applied the caliper, the pads were already biting somewhat and not free spinning. Also, when I went to recheck everything after the drive, the lug nuts were extremely hot.

What am I missing? How can I fix the ABS issues? Do I need to try different rotors with a different style tone ring?

Huge thank you to the forum in advanced for any help!
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It sounds like you've already figured it out. Make sure you have the correct rotors for your truck.
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Beyond the obvious, how can I be sure that I have the correct rotors. Side by side they look the same. When i took the old ones off, i was shocked to see two different rotors. The tone rings were different. The ones I replaced them with had the same tone ring as one of them.
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there were two different size rotors on the rangers and they are almost impossible to tell them apart unless you have the originals to compare them to. see if you can match them up and buy one more to replace the incorrect one.
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saw you already compared them i forget which one but the bigger rotors came with a certain package probably the upgraded towing but the auto parts store should be able to sort it out for you.
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