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Old 02-20-2007
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Brake help, residual valves, disc brakes, no abs, and prportioning valves...

My Truck is almost done and I need to figure out what to do with the brakes.

this is what i was thinking.

Disc Brake Conversion kit for the rear...
FMS-M-2300-G
Disc Brakes, Rear, Solid Rotors, Single Piston Calipers, Ford, 8.8 in./9 in., Trucks, Kit
374.88
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...t=FMS-M-2300-G


now i have no electronic proportioning any more so I'm going to run this...
WIL-260-8419
Brake Proportioning Valve, **** Adjustment, 1/8 in. NPT, Single Inlet/Outlet, Aluminum, Natural, Each
$41.95
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...t=WIL-260-8419


now i should only need one correct? for the rear?

also i found these
WIL-260-1874
Residual Pressure Valve, Blue Anodized, 2 psi, Disc Brakes, 1/8 in. NPT Female Inlet/Outlet, Each
17.95
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...t=WIL-260-1874


i think i would need them for the front and the rear, should i have two for the front (as in one for each side) and one for the rear? I heard they will keep the caliper close to the rotor so you dont have to push so hard on the pedal to get pressure.

i plan to remove the abs module all together and run new hard lines...

opinions? is this overkill?
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that will be sweet!.......i wonder why the 31 spline 8.8 disc brake conversion kit is cheaper than the smaller 28 spline disc brake conversion? the 28 spline version is $800
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because it is just a bunch of explorer parts packaged together, still not a complete package. there are some hard lines and other things i need to buy when i get that kit.

the SSBC kit is complete 100% from what i hear.
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You only need one proportioning valve for the single line that goes to the rear brakes.

I have no firsthand experience but my understanding is that the factory residual valves are located at the master cylinder. The front residual valve is already setup for discs so that should require no attention. If the rear residual valve is different on an Explorer with rear discs, then you should change it. In that case, you would also need to be sure that the drum brake residual valve is eliminated from the system. Drum brake residual valves are almost always calibrated to a higher pressure and could make the rear discs drag.
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thanks for the tips Bob that kinda gets me started..
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thats good to know since im staying Disk front and drum rear. hopefully i wont have to do anything other then run new lines
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