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RCD Brake Question..

So.....I go to put on my pads and rotors off my burnt truck onto the new one. The new trucks pads are shot and scored up the rotors pretty good. The set I took off the burnt truck had less than 500 miles on the pads and rotors.

Well, this truck has the smaller rotors to accomodate the RCD. Didn't think about that.

Is there any way I could run these larger rotors? Could I still use the pads reguardless of the rotor situation(interchangeable with both sizes)? Or am I just screwed and have to buy another set of pads and rotors?
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The pads will be the same. The superlift knuckle has two different holes to accomodate for the different rotor sizes, but I guess the RCD doesn't have that. The caliper is the same, it just mounts in a different hole on the superlift based on what size rotor you have.

I've got my old rotors from my 01 I'll sell ya. They might need to be cleaned up a bit, but they're in pretty good shape.
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If I'm stuck with the smaller rotors then I'm gonna get a professional set up. That poor truck needs all the help it can get when it comes to stopping.

I was looking into the cryo slotted rotors and hps pads from jusnes. I just don't have two-three weeks to wait for it. My truck needs an inspection sticker within ten days.
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If I'm stuck with the smaller rotors then I'm gonna get a professional set up. That poor truck needs all the help it can get when it comes to stopping.

I was looking into the cryo slotted rotors and hps pads from jusnes. I just don't have two-three weeks to wait for it. My truck needs an inspection sticker within ten days.
slap the pads off the other truck on it then, or get the rotors turned.
i think autozone and murry's turns rotors, or take em to some small shop.
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slap the pads off the other truck on it then, or get the rotors turned.
i think autozone and murry's turns rotors, or take em to some small shop.
I'm not down with turning rotors. You reduce the metal mass which makes them more prone to warping. I'm pretty hard on brakes as it is. With the smaller rotors too, I need all the help I can get in the brake dept.

*Thinks about rear disc conversion*
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If I'm stuck with the smaller rotors then I'm gonna get a professional set up. That poor truck needs all the help it can get when it comes to stopping.

I was looking into the cryo slotted rotors and hps pads from jusnes. I just don't have two-three weeks to wait for it. My truck needs an inspection sticker within ten days.
SSBrakes.com . They fabricated my rear conversion for discs and can cut you whatever rotors you want right in their machine shop out back of their office ( Its an awesome facility! I was given a tour ).

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D. how much did your rear disc conversion cost? I'm thinking that will be one of my next mods for the truck since i'll probably be towing with her a good bit more in the near future.
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D. how much did your rear disc conversion cost? I'm thinking that will be one of my next mods for the truck since i'll probably be towing with her a good bit more in the near future.
Not hijacking Travises thread, check your PM's.
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D. how much did your rear disc conversion cost? I'm thinking that will be one of my next mods for the truck since i'll probably be towing with her a good bit more in the near future.

you need that kit Bill got not the SSBC kit, that kit is for the 28 spline. im sure they could work something out for you but the cost difference is outrageous.
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Travis talk to RCD, i guess they are suppose to be designing new knuckles to accommodate the 03+ ranger.

also another cheap fix is to replace the rear wheel cylinders, around 30 bucks to do that and they can make mass improvements in stopping power.
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Travis talk to RCD, i guess they are suppose to be designing new knuckles to accommodate the 03+ ranger.
Yeah thats what they told me when i bought my kit, but basically until they come out(who knows when that will be) you have to buy 02 rotors.
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there isnt that much of advantage inthe 12" rotors.

heck im going to an 11" rotor and a single piston caliper and not too worried about it. plus im loosing ABS.
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there isnt that much of advantage inthe 12" rotors.

heck im going to an 11" rotor and a single piston caliper and not too worried about it. plus im loosing ABS.
Plus it's gonna be bada$$ =]



I wanted to get them on before my road trip. The dr side rotor is scored up pretty good on the inside. The outers of both are fine and the pass side inner is starting to get scraped. Think they could handle a 1500 mile round trip?? I can hear the scraping when I come to a complete stop.

I don't really wanna rush the install b/c I wanna get new slide pins too. I know that's what caused the inners to wear excessively.

Call me ignorant but what are the wheel cylinders? I wanna do my rear drums soon after the front calipers. I'd love to do the rear disc conversion but I just don't have the time anymore. Replacing shoes are a big enough headache for me. I always lose a spring or forget how they go back on, lol. I've never done them on a Ranger though.
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the wheel cylinder is what pushes the shoes apart in the rear, that is where the brake fluid goes, on rangers they fail often.

i dont think you should make the trip like that personally.

I'm extremely happy with my Napa rotors, and Napa ceramic pads. 1 year of wear with 35s and still good pad left.

also the front you can buy fully loaded with slider pins, calipers, and pads for around 100 each i think? maybe 150? i dont remember.
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you need that kit Bill got not the SSBC kit, that kit is for the 28 spline. im sure they could work something out for you but the cost difference is outrageous.
I have a 31 splined axle . I think Travis is looking for a set of rotors and pads for the front, not a whole conversion kit. SSBC sells drilled/slotted rotors and Hawk Brand pads.

EDIT : He did mention a rear conversion. Oops

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I'm gonna go down next saturday so that gives me about 10 days to get brakes taken care of. Pep Boys was out of my spark plugs(had four, they were two short), caliper slide pins(had 1 pack for one side), and the rotors.

I hate Pep Boys. lol
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SSBrakes.com . They fabricated my rear conversion for discs and can cut you whatever rotors you want right in their machine shop out back of their office ( Its an awesome facility! I was given a tour ).

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http://ssbrakes.com/products/search/Ford/Ranger/2003

Damn! $880 for the rear conversion?! It even says it's on special. I'd hate to see the standard price.
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walmart has the stock plugs cheap and they work great 12 bucks total i think.

my caliper slide pins are not what wore on my truck it was the actual caliper.
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http://ssbrakes.com/products/search/Ford/Ranger/2003

Damn! $880 for the rear conversion?! It even says it's on special. I'd hate to see the standard price.

http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


that would be your best bang for the buck.
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http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


that would be your best bang for the buck.
anyone know if that runs the same size rotors as the explorers/tracs
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Bill said same as 96-01 Explorers, so if you goto the store you can get 96-01 Explorer rotors and pads.
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Can anyone point me in the right direction of a high quality aftermarket brake rotor that is available fore immediate shipping.

I found a bunch of sites listing EBC's. Anyone know anything about them?
http://www.autopartsdeal.com/catalog...c&make_code=FO
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I had EBC pads they were awesome, i really liked the way they stopped and the pedal feel, not sure about the rotors tho. i was going to buy some of them but i needs hardware asap, so i went to napa.

you can get awesome pads and rotors from napa www.napaonline.com
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on that site look up 2002 4wd!!! those rotors listed there will not fit! you need 11.25" rotors!!!!
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here you need the ones on the bottom here or the very top

http://www.autopartsdeal.com/catalog...ext=ranger&v=c
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