Plans for toughening the 4x2 a bit - Page 3 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


New Ideas Have a new idea for your Ford Ranger? General discussion of new ideas for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #51  
Old 03-12-2005
TBarCYa's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Clementon, NJ
Posts: 716
I can't say that I'll have it ready for Centralia because I'm working on sliders and a bumper too but if it is, it'll be complete brakes including two rather new cylinders and drums that appear to be in great shape. If you want them, even after the swap, let me know.

I believe that the 31 spline axles came only in the fx4 but the larger brakes were available with the 28 spline axles and the ORP. I don't know this for sure, but I am certain about the size of the brakes.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 03-12-2005
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Okay, well, I might take yours as "spares" if you're going to part with them. It would be nice to have extra parts (always is). I guess I'll just buy the stuff I need so I can "git-r-done". It's only about $100 worth of stuff with careful shopping or salvage.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 03-12-2005
TBarCYa's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Clementon, NJ
Posts: 716
I'll trade you for some more plate?? Maybe 5/16 this time??
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 03-12-2005
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Sure. I'll dig some up. 5/16? Want some 3/8" as well? I'll see what I can find -- even if it's not there Monday, there's bound to be some soon, lol!
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 03-12-2005
TBarCYa's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Clementon, NJ
Posts: 716
If you can get both, that's cool with me. I think I'd rather use 3/8 for the brake mounting plates any way tho I'll probably mock them up with the 1/4" to make sure it'll work.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 03-12-2005
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Ha ha! It's fun to have enough metal to make mockups out of it! Okay, I'll let you know and maybe we can meet for lunch and I can make the rear of your truck sag again, lol!
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 03-26-2005
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
Okay, all the parts are here. The ECTED looks excellent. It's a change in design from what I read about originally. It's got bias to begin with, and is ALWAYS a limited slip, but you can increase the bias if you want. Or, you can just dump 12 volts into it and it's a locker. I may not use a fancy variable pulse width control circuit now, after all.

Should start building the axle this week. I have stronger rear leaves in now (see my other topic on this) and new t-bars will be here Monday.

I plan to try to run the well-worn 35's, which are closer to 34's right now.

If I can use them for awhile, I'm definitely saving up for a spindle lift.

One intersting thing I found out today: I ALREADY HAVE 10" rear brakes! DOH!

No problem though, the ones I got are in better shape, with a bunch of new parts, but missing the wheel cylinders and adjuster screws that separate the shoes at the bottom.

I put the new drums on my existing brakes today and sure enough a "pulsation" in the braking went away -- my old drums do appear to have been warped.

Also found out that my 2002, 2WD Edge has the 11.28" diameter front brakes as well! I though it had the smaller 10.28", but it has the bigger ones. I did not know that.

So, hopefully, everything is on track for having the new axle with the locker and 4.56' gearing, 35's (well, 34's anyway) and all for Centralia.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 03-26-2005
optikal illushun's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Coal Region, MTC to be exact...heart of the coal region.
Posts: 2,232
dont think they're close to 34s either...but sounds like ur on the right track
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 03-26-2005
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
As close as my moronic attempts to measure them have been, they appear to be LESS than 34's, but well OVER 33's. Other than that, it's a toss up. It's tough to get a good measurement on worn tires -- or any tires for that matter.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 03-26-2005
optikal illushun's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Coal Region, MTC to be exact...heart of the coal region.
Posts: 2,232
ya, i made a feable attempt to measure my old 31s and gave up....i guesstimates at 29 2/3" with barely any tread...
Reply With Quote
  #61  
Old 03-26-2005
shadyluke's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: West Grove, PA
Posts: 2,077
either way your truck will be better and thats what we're all about. Sound like you will have an eventful Easter.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A little bit of This, And A little bit of That Crein2009 General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 05-24-2009 11:42 PM
What My Plans Are For The V8 Swap! EdGe_wannabe 8-Cylinder Tech 62 02-13-2006 07:00 PM
Change of plans solodos General Ford Ranger Discussion 37 07-14-2005 07:52 AM
EDGE 4x2 suspension on standard 4x2? edgeofthecliff Suspension Tech 6 04-01-2005 03:15 PM
New System Plans Skyjacker_44 Audio & Video Tech 4 09-15-2004 11:39 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 10:48 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.