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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2019 09:05 pm
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The brake light came on while driving today. When I checked the fluid was almost out as it has soaked the driver side rear wheel. I placed an order from RockAuto for their premium rebuild kit with the Wheel Cylinder for $138 shipped. I should have it Friday. 

It's a good thing I just serviced my ElectraGlide.



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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2019 10:35 pm
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Perfect time for disc brake swap



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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2019 10:53 pm
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black06xlt wrote:
Perfect time for disc brake swap
Took the words out of my mouth.
I screwed up and didn't do it this last time and now regret it.

I lined up a new kit for for my large tube, 31 spine, axle from eBay for $375/shipped.



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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2019 12:22 am
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Changing drum brakes is a PIA. I see converting to disk as a bigger PIA. $375 or $138 and I am a cheap SOB.



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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2019 12:48 am
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Rear disc brake swap on a ranger is dirt cheap. I did mine and had about $50 in the conversion. I went to my local pick and pull went to mustang section and got the parts from an 04 mustang gt. You can use any mustang from 94-04 except the cobra mustang. And it dont matter if it's a v6 car or gt 7.5 or 8.8 both have the same brake setup.



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 Posted: Sun Feb 24th, 2019 03:22 pm
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Tsquare wrote:
Changing drum brakes is a PIA. I see converting to disk as a bigger PIA. $375 or $138 and I am a cheap SOB !

black06xlt wrote:
Rear disc brake swap on a ranger is dirt cheap. I did mine and had about $50 in the conversion. I went to my local pick and pull went to mustang section and got the parts from an 04 mustang gt. You can use any mustang from 94-04 except the cobra mustang. And it dont matter if it's a v6 car or gt 7.5 or 8.8 both have the same brake setup.

It not a CSOB thing, it is practical, old parts work, yes, but time to look in the JY, time to find the right parts, time to go to the Parts Store for any new parts you will need... there is always new parts needed.   Add up all the time and yes, I understand time is a cheap commodity but it is all in just how cheap..., I find sometimes when a kit is available, with all of the parts you need, it turns out cheaper in the long run !

$375/Shipped isn't a bad price for new parts, yes you need $375 to pay up front, but from what I saw in the kits and what the reviews were, I would say it would have turned out good IF I had done it.

Next time I need rear brakes I will check out the kit, if I can find one.

Last edited on Sun Feb 24th, 2019 03:26 pm by Scrambler82



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5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !
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