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There is no proportioning valve on the expo master cylinder. On my ranger's stock one there was but the explorer one does not have that.
That's odd, coulda swore.....

hmmm, research time
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great progress man! cant wait to see it with the wheels on, machined cobras would look awesome
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Machined would look awesome! They looked real good on my last 2000 lowered but then again they didn't match the chrome front end so I'm really torn!!!

What do you guys think. Chrome or machined?
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I would prefer the Chrome....on my truck....just my two cents. Little things like that bother me because I want things to match!
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There is no proportioning valve on the expo master cylinder. On my ranger's stock one there was but the explorer one does not have that.
Looked into a little bit more and what I discovered was because the Ranger has a prop valve and the Expo does not the rear discs do not like to work with the Ranger valve. They tend to lock before the front brakes due to this. By switching masters you may have gone around the issue but the recommended solution is an adjustable prop valve.
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mmmm, Adjustable proportioning valve....

Sweet Burnouts, Anyone know where you can get on for a ranger, I have never thought about that...
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fyi, if you have 4wheel abs you don't need to worry about the proportioning value when you switch to 4wheel disc brakes...the system does it automatically for you.
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fyi, if you have 4wheel abs you don't need to worry about the proportioning value when you switch to 4wheel disc brakes...the system does it automatically for you.

I don't have 4 wheel ABS so the swap was needed for me lol
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Do you drive that road with the windows open?
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2003 Cobra wheels with 245/40/18 Nitto NT-555's


The front looks so low because it still needs aligned and has very bad negative camber. Once it is aligned it will look much better.


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fyi, if you have 4wheel abs you don't need to worry about the proportioning value when you switch to 4wheel disc brakes...the system does it automatically for you.
I knew 01+ had electronic proportioning but I don't think 98-00 do even for 4WABS.
Not sure though, not exactly an expert in brakes like you are.

Anyway, those wheels are SICK!
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What happened to the Cowl hood? I saw you mentioned putting it on earlier in the thread
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2003 Cobra wheels with 245/40/18 Nitto NT-555's


The front looks so low because it still needs aligned and has very bad negative camber. Once it is aligned it will look much better.


That's just pure sex right there. Only thing it needs IMO would be some crystal headlights & corners, some window tint, and an 01+ (any of them) front bumper with fogs.

Nice work.
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good wheel choice man, love seeing the progress on this thing
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Have you finished your swap yet? No one has posted in this thread in a while...
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Wondering the same as above.
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dam thing is low hows it lowered?
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i do believe he sold this truck
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i do believe he sold this truck
x2. i remember that.. too bad too.. it woulda been sick.
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