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I recently found out with my rear disks, that a siezed caliper sucks more then drum brakes. I wouldnt really call them an upgrade, they work about the same. The only difference between the Base mustang brakes and the Cobra brakes is the caliper bracket and the rotors. They both use the same caliper.

Retarded move on your part to not replace the axle seals while you had everything apart, you can get them at any parts store for less then $5 a side.

What did you use to hold your new brake lines to the axle? I am currently using zip ties, I havnt thought too much about it, but im thinking of just getting some big hose clamps.
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I'm doing this very soon to a Ranger 31-spline 8.8 I managed to get. Looks great!
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I'm doing this very soon to a Ranger 31-spline 8.8 I managed to get. Looks great!
I hope not, the mustang brakes will not fit on a 31 spline. You will need the Expo brakes.
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I hope not, the mustang brakes will not fit on a 31 spline. You will need the Expo brakes.
I meant disc brakes, not specifically Mustang brakes. I already have Expo brakes bought and ready to install. Thanks for the heads up though.
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I hope not, the mustang brakes will not fit on a 31 spline. You will need the Expo brakes.
There is a company that makes a different bracket to use mustang brakes on 31 spline
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There is a company that makes a different bracket to use mustang brakes on 31 spline
Currie, right? I thought about going that way.
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Honestly don't remember the company he has the link in the cobra How-To
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Yes it is currie.

So is the e brake in the caliper?
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yes it is
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Yes it is currie.

So is the e brake in the caliper?
x2! cause I remember that being an issue back in the day...
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So i really need to do this lol... im blowin wheel cylinders all the time.
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How the hell do you blow a wheel cylinder?
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Majority rust the cylinder bore gets rusty and doesn't allow the piston to move. Only ever had one blow so it was leaking fluid out the bore but I think that was a bad part. It's common around here usually after winter one of the 2 usually is so rusted it stops working.
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Majority rust the cylinder bore gets rusty and doesn't allow the piston to move. Only ever had one blow so it was leaking fluid out the bore but I think that was a bad part. It's common around here usually after winter one of the 2 usually is so rusted it stops working.
Cosica - 1990 - original wheel cyliders
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I think your doing something wrong if you have to replace them every 2 years.

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no one answered the question...

what did you do with the e-brake?
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no one answered the question...

what did you do with the e-brake?
Its very easy to hook up. The caliper has the parking brake built in, all you need is the copper pipe spacer as described in the how-to. You dont need to mod the parking brake cable at all.
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Its very easy to hook up. The caliper has the parking brake built in, all you need is the copper pipe spacer as described in the how-to. You dont need to mod the parking brake cable at all.
That's the answer I was looking for. Thank you
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That's the answer I was looking for. Thank you
Read this its the how to we keep talking about lol

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f43/ho...ear-end-97007/
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YA I did read that and it wasn't very clear about it
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YA I did read that and it wasn't very clear about it
Yeah the how to is a bit shaddy on the e-brake. Its a bit of a pain in the *** to get it hooked up, but its pretty straight forward. Pro tip: lay under the drivers floor board, grab the parking brake cable and pull it as far towards the back of the truck as possible, then put a vice grips on the cable to prevent it from going back. This will give you a bunch of slack and make it easier.
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Thanks for the tip
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LOL WUT?

Sorry, i thought the how-to is pretty clear on installing v6/gt brakes and cobra brakes, although only cobras are shown.

Didn't realize you people needed pictures of gt brakes to get the idea....

And Stone, what the hell is that brake line adapter? You should have been able to bolt on stock mustang lines. People need to read the disccusion thread to get more detail.
I should rewrite it, but i'm too lazy to...not enough people actually do this mod for me to care.
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LOL WUT?

Sorry, i thought the how-to is pretty clear on installing v6/gt brakes and cobra brakes, although only cobras are shown.

Didn't realize you people needed pictures of gt brakes to get the idea....

And Stone, what the hell is that brake line adapter? You should have been able to bolt on stock mustang lines. People need to read the disccusion thread to get more detail.
I should rewrite it, but i'm too lazy to...not enough people actually do this mod for me to care.


The GT and the cobra brakes are the same, except the caliper bracket and the size of the rotor, they use the same caliper, and backing plate and hardware.....

Now that I look at it again the how-to is pretty good with the parking brake cable. I just remember when I did it, I was sitting in the garage thinking WTF? One thing that could have used more detail is how long the tube should be. Mines about 2.5 inches. Oh and a cut up golf club also works for when run out of pipe. haha

As for the lines. On mine the distribution block was a M10x1.00 and the mustang soft lines are either a M10x1.25 or a M10x1.5, I cant remember. Also on the dist block, I had to get a brake nut that didnt have the shoulder on it, I needed one that the threads went all the way to the bottom of the nut. The distro black is very shallow and I couldnt get the threads to grab with the shoulder.
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LOL WUT?

Sorry, i thought the how-to is pretty clear on installing v6/gt brakes and cobra brakes, although only cobras are shown.

Didn't realize you people needed pictures of gt brakes to get the idea....

And Stone, what the hell is that brake line adapter? You should have been able to bolt on stock mustang lines. People need to read the disccusion thread to get more detail.
I should rewrite it, but i'm too lazy to...not enough people actually do this mod for me to care.
I am not bashing your how to LOL.. I just wanted to show people some things i feel the how to missed or wasnt completely shown. thats all not everyone knows the full steps like some of us.

Like malydeen said it isnt the same thread on the soft line as a normal ranger hard line. not everyone has an easy way of getting SS brake lines so i wanted to show another cheaper way of doing it. also i saw washers on your brackets and figured it needed to be spaced but it wasnt clear on explaining. so i just wanted to point some things out for people. dont take it personally lol...
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I am not bashing your how to LOL.. I just wanted to show people some things i feel the how to missed or wasnt completely shown. thats all not everyone knows the full steps like some of us.

Like malydeen said it isnt the same thread on the soft line as a normal ranger hard line. not everyone has an easy way of getting SS brake lines so i wanted to show another cheaper way of doing it. also i saw washers on your brackets and figured it needed to be spaced but it wasnt clear on explaining. so i just wanted to point some things out for people. dont take it personally lol...
no worries mang, i was just saying some stuff. I did that write up really fast with the only pictures i could find.....i was getting sick of people pm'ing me everyother day wanting to know how i did it. Thus that write up is born. I really should re-do some of it now that i have time (was in school when writing it initially).

That is weird the mustang soft line didn't bolt in. The gt/vg stangs i've pulled parts off of have all been the 3/16 inverted flare tube fittings just like the ranger. I konw of guys who have installed cobra lines, so at least i know those fit. So that little adapter goes from the ragner inverted flare to whatever mustang thread is, huh?
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