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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2018 03:31 pm
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V8 Level II

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4.0power wrote:
I’ve been reading around the ranger station, found a post where someone took 2003 ranger front  brake Parts off and swap it onto thier ranger. Could that work for my 2002 4x4 ranger? Since 2003+ uses 12” rotors and 2002 and down uses 11.25” rotors. I tow a lot and plan on adding a lot of hp to the truck so I want to max out the brake department.
Yes, it is possible to bolt on the later 4x4 rotors, calipers and pads. To do this would also require changing to the later steering knuckles which have revised caliper mount hole positions to accommodate the larger rotors.

Ford's change from 11.28" to 12" 4x4 Ranger brakes actually happened in mid model year 2003. So, early 2003MY 4x4 Rangers had the same parts as your 2002. Most auto parts store lists fail to mention this important piece of information. IMO, it would be safer to order 2004 parts to avoid the potential confusion caused by early/late 2003 differences.

2003 FX4 Level II, Supercharged 5.0L V8, Headers, Duals, BW4406 manual T/C
Aussie Locker, Torsen L/S, 4.10's, Bilstein 7100 rezzies, Cadillac/Mustang rear discs, Duff traction bars
Keypad Entry, Lock LEDs, sway bar discos, Heated seats, Explorer EATC, Trip Computer and consoles

Other rides:
2016 C-MAX Energi (plug-in Hybrid)
2011 Taurus SEL (highway cruiser)
2003 Ranger 2.3L M5ODR1 Regular Cab (drudge)