Discussion in 'Modified 1991-1994 Explorers' started by DUDER 1, March 26, 2015.
Don't mind the broken leaf springs those are getting replaced after the brakes lol.
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This is the rear brakes as of now. I have not installed the new master cylinder yet or bled the brakes.
Looks good. I replaced all my brakes front and rear also. Running so much better.
Brakes are good.
I rebuilt my drums several years ago. When I swapped in 99 Explorer disc brakes the cost was about the same.
I am going to order the green stuff pads and get 78 t bird calipers up front next.
I used the T-bird brakes on my D44 as well. I found that I had a really long pedal afterwards due to the larger volume of the calipers. Ended up swapping to a F250 master and brake booster. Don't just swap to a larger master as the pedal will feel firmer, but you'll lose pressure.
With my 35's I can be on a 45 degree decline and the brakes will hold. With the stock 1st Gen brakes it would just slowly roll through the brakes
Yours was worse than mine since mine will stop always but the pedal would only firm up after the install of a rear proportioning valve. That tells me that there is not enough pressure to the front brakes with a 99 MC.
If you are planning in using an Explorer master cylinder, I would go with the early Ford truck calipers.
I am still looking at a Wilwood MC as they have one that will fit and it has a two to one, front to rear pressure ratio.
The strange part about brake swaps is that even though the same parts are being used, there are different results.
Your profile says you live in Cali, but you have an Arizona plate. Which is it?
LOL, I just moved to California from New Mexico, but I bought the ex and am from Arizona if that makes sense.
Good to know, I will try the green stuff pads for now then. I just installed a new factory booster and mc from Napa because the old mc was leaking and the booster had almost rusted all the way through. Off the subject the swiss cheese air box mod and the larger mass air flow helped a little bit.
So for some updates, I have been working alot, I was in Alaska for a few weeks, and then was out of town a few more after that. I finished the brakes and got the wheels on.
Sitting at my work in the back,
Some photos on the way to go fishing with the kids,
Look what showed up the other day, should help keep the trans a bit cooler.
Got a bunch of new fluid to flush the trans with also.
looking great... Can you take some more pictures of the back bumper that looks exactly like what I'm wanting to build for mine...
Looking really good sir.
I will take some more pictures for you tomorrow. I apologize about taking so long to respond I have been working alot this summer.
Had some mounts waiting for me when I got home. I got motor mounts from Brian 1 and a transmission mount from Energy Suspension. They are both poly.
Oh, please tell me more about the motor mounts from Brian1...especially after you install them and get some seat time.
Here are some pictures of the rear bumper.