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91 explorer axle using ford performance disc conversion

ok i need to verify that this will work.

ive talked to Bill (04lvl2) and Todd (tmsoko) about the kit and I'm pretty sure it will work after talking to them but just want to throw the question out there.

using the Ford Racing 5-Lug Rear Truck Axle Disc Brake Conversion Kit part number M-2300-G from Summit Racing I want to know if there are any significant differences between the ranger axle and a 91 explorer 31 spline. I'm pretty sure it will work but not 100%

thanks for the help.

i dont care about how the ebrake will work just the brakes themselves and the kit fitting on my axle.
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Ok i am confused now

I want to know if there are any significant differences between the ranger axle and a 91 explorer 31 spline.

Your axle is 28 spline you currently have so it will not work on your current axle but you know that so not sure what you are asking. Like 31 spline from a 91 to a newer 31 spline ranger axle

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You can't use it on the 28 spline. Only the 31 spline -- but I guess you know that.
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i THINK he might be asking

is there any difference between a 91 explorer 31spline
and a ranger lv2 31spline
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i THINK he might be asking

is there any difference between a 91 explorer 31spline
and a ranger lv2 31spline
I think you are right
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Besides the obvious SPOA for the ranger and SUA for the explorer? i don't think so...
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are the drum brakes the same size? or does that even matter?
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yeah i want to know what the year range is on that kit... or maybe mine is included. idk.

it does work on an explorer drum axle right? maybe that is what i mean.
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Besides the obvious SPOA for the ranger and SUA for the explorer? i don't think so...

yea im talking strictly brakes. i want to know if this kit will work and allow the C clips to slide back on. I know some have issues with that because of the length of the axle.
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are the drum brakes the same size? or does that even matter?

they are 10.5" on rangers and the 91 explorer, but that shouldn't matter.
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yea im talking strictly brakes. i want to know if this kit will work and allow the C clips to slide back on. I know some have issues with that because of the length of the axle.
If you do not install the ebrakes then there will no issues with installing the c clips. If you install the ebrakes then it is a little tuffer becuase you have to install the ebrake hardware after the axle is locked in.
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You need to find out if that explorer axle flange looks like this

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can you check that out if you read this thread???


thanks bill
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can you check that out if you read this thread???


thanks bill
I am here at your service master lol.
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IT FITS ALL SOLID AXLE EXPLORERS WITH OR WITHOUT DRUM BRAKES. PERIOD. THEY ARE ALL THE SAME.

Did you hear that?

You can't move your Ranger brakes to the Explorer axle (should you with to do that in the meantime) unless you have the explorer backing plate. Although the shoes and drums may be compatible, the backing plates are not.

Some 4x2 Rangers have 9" brakes also -- none of their stuff is compatible to swap over.

That should cover all possibiliities, lol, since your questions are VAGUE amigo!
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lol i know sorry. not sure why i asked or what i wanted to hear, maybe that was it.

but im all clear now.

sorry for the brain fart
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That's okay -- my brain is mostly gas these days...and it leaks all the way down to the bottom [oh sorry, more than you wanted to know...]
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