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96 - 98+ brake swap?

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Old 06-12-2014, 07:10 PM
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Digging around on the computer at work, i noticed the brakes on the later models seem alot beefier and there are more pad options availible. so i was wondering if a swap was possible?

is it just a knuckle swap? or is there alot more invloved?
 
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Old 06-13-2014, 10:25 AM
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To do the swap you need the newer style knuckle/spindle (don't really know the proper name. The triangle shaped kajigger where the ball joints and the tie-rods mount), the newer rotor and the newer caliper and pads. You should be able to reuse your hubs, however it would be a good opportunity to move to the newer style hub too if you want to replace those as well.
 
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thats what it looked like. ill see what the local jy has and maybe make a small wright up on it if i get around to do it.
 
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It's a good mod, especially if you have bigger rolling stock.
 
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right now the wife drives the truck as a DD, once we buy her a new car ill start to mod it up and look at the upgrade. i just put new pads on it and saw the design. seems a little weak for the corrosion we see here in the salt lands of the north.
 
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What do you have on the rear?
 
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its drum, i actually like drum brakes. but when i lift it and throw tires on it i will probably find a disc rear end at a yard and pull everything. on the ford forums there is a rear disc swap that calls for changing the proportioning valves, however if you leave the drum valve in youll get a little more rear brake action. i'd assume its the same story on 90% of the brake systems out there.so based on assumtion ill probably use this to my advantage with the larger tires
 
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