Brake Upgrade for 99 - Page 2 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #26  
Old 02-06-2009
84socal's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: chino hills ,ca
Posts: 370
that was a short 40 in red lable krawler i made my *****
btw those where a ***** to mount with out a tire machine
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 02-06-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by 84socal View Post
that was a short 40 in red lable krawler i made my *****
btw those where a ***** to mount with out a tire machine
It looks like you mounted it just fine
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 02-09-2009
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Earl43P View Post
99% of the "my front brakes are too grabby" gripes I've fixed with either new rear shoes or new adjuster wheels.

Does your parking brake hold if you:

push it 1/2 of its travel distance to the floor

and put in drive or let out the clutch?

In other words, check/adjust/replace your rear shoes / adjusters.

Another way to confirm my diagnosis is to drive down the road, press the parking brake until you can feel it having a braking effect, THEN press the foot brake and see how grabby the fronts are. My bet is you'll see a big difference. Fix the rears!

If your parking brake goes completely to the floor, again = bad rears.


Seriously.

Fixed the problem!

I tried braking with only the emergency brake and they were a mess. I replaced the shoes about 20k miles ago so they still looked new. I decided to replace everything in the rears. It was about $170 down at Autozone. Took about 2 hours and a little adjusting but now they work perfect!

Earl43P you are the man!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Brake upgrade question Sudden Impact Racing General Ford Ranger Discussion 10 06-14-2012 06:59 AM
Brake Upgrade Robin Hood Drivetrain Tech 5 07-30-2009 09:40 PM
Disk brake upgrade 8.8 28 spline. Shaklakan General Ford Ranger Discussion 9 07-04-2009 08:26 PM
Brake Upgrade? 84FordMan New Ideas 1 03-29-2009 05:31 PM
Brake upgrade - 03+ Edge 2wd.. anyone done it? Wowak Drivetrain Tech 21 11-10-2005 07:34 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:06 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.