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Explorer Brake Upgrades

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by Loganfilm, March 16, 2011.

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    1. Quicksilver

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      I used those numbers Benny, the description came up 'kit'. I just want a better pad compound that doesn't fade in a single 90MPH stop. THe E Sport brakes are indeed generously sized, I think the compound is my gripe;)
       
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    3. Levittown Ford Parts

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      Here is a direct link to purchase the Heavy Duty pads http://www.levittownfordsupercenter.com/oemparts.php?partstr=123/DG1Z2001D-EG1Z2200B.html

      If you want to go with the front only for now then select the top number for 56.32

      I think these will do the trick for you

      Benny
       
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      Hi Benny.
      I´ve got a question:
      Do you have an idea of the weight of these upgrade kits?
      I would need to carry them on an airplane and need to check, if mailing is cheaper.

      Thanks
      Klaus
       
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      Sorry Klaus I am not located within the parts department therefore I do not have physical contact with them. My guess would be 45-55 lbs each upgrade (front or rear)

      -Benny
       
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      Benny,
      ok, no problem. Thank you anyway.
      Bu I think it´s more, cause even the discs are 50 lbs and with the other parts... interesting.
      Well, UPS calls 450 USD for shipping one and 600 for both... So I think It´ll ne cheaper in the airplane.
       
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      Yes much cheaper even to pay 2 additional baggage charges on a plane than UPS them to Germany.

      -Benny
       
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      Bump Please and have a great weekend everyone!

      -Benny
       
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      damn benny, what happened to the price? i just went to order front and rear kits as it is time for a brake job on the 2013 and low and behold they are considerably more!!! whats the scoop?
       
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      Our markup remains the same. Ford did increase prices of the calipers and also applied core charges to each caliper.

      What I can do is give you Free shipping within the U.S on these for forum members. If your interested PM me after you have placed the order with the # and I will refund.

      Thanks,
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      Will these upgrade kits work to upgrade the brakes on a 2010 Ford Flex Ecoboost as well?
       
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      Benny, i just ordered. But, i think i made a mistake! After clicking submit, it hit me, i have a 2wd XLT, these kits are for the sport with front drive axles, will they fit? if not, i may need your help cancelling the order.
       
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      I will need to look into this more and will have an answer shortly.

      There are no components which specify 2wd or 4wd , Ford kept all the brake components the same.

      Thanks,
      Benny
       
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      Surprisingly after comparing the part numbers from a Flex to standard Explorer they DO use the same components meaning there should be no reason the Sport upgrade wont work. I compared the fronts only at this time.

      Let me know if you have any questions!

      -Benny
       
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      does anyone have torque specs for caliper and bracket bolts for the upgrade kit? Im guessing it would be the same specs as any 2013 built after the upgrade date and any 2014, 2015. cannot find anywhere online. My
       
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      Of course you can make it go faster without replacing the engine, transmission, linkage (?) and wiring (??). You have contributed zero to this thread, just because you don't want to upgrade your brakes doesn't mean that nobody else could ever possibly want to do so.

      I'd rather see upgraded brakes on this vehicle than neon undercarriage lights.
       
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      Wow! fourZero, for a new member you sure seemed to have jumped onto this forum with an attitude. In 2 of your 4 posts you have mentioned, "You have contributed zero to this thread" or that it was an "incredibly useless post". Not exactly a great way to introduce yourself to the community. I would suggest perhaps using a more subtle approach in future posts.

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      I do not get online to this forum often but some of the comments in this thread are uncalled for and in some cases, just immature. It is the reason that some people do not bother with forums.

      If someone wants to upgrade his/her brakes, mocking their decision is not the way to go about it and/or make friends here when you might need advice. A good critique goes a much longer way then ripping someone's decision apart.
       
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      I'm coming to this late, but Benny in the brake kit are the rotors included? I have a 2011 XLT and I need to resurface my rotors, but thinking of just upgrading instead to the sport setup instead.
       
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      Yes sir, Both the front and rear kits include rotors. Click on the links for a full breakdown of whats included:
      Front http://www.levittownfordsupercenter.com/ford-explorer-sport-brake-upgrade-front-p-2195.html

      Rear http://www.levittownfordsupercenter.com/ford-explorer-sport-brake-upgrade-rear-p-2196.html

      -Benny
       
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      We recommend both the front and rear upgrade as to match pad compounds and braking performance.

      -Benny
       
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      Thanks Benny, duly noted.
       
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      Benny, I'm interested in a conversion kit. I have a 2011 Flex EcoBoost. Have you sold this kit to any other flex owners yet or verified it's compatibility aside from just the part numbers? The flex is great, we love it, but the brakes are just not up to the challenge for spirited driving... and I recently picked up a camper that I intend to haul summer 2015 through the mountains.... so I need a solution. I'm a little hesitant because I haven't read many credible accounts for what the difference in pedal is, what is the increased pedal travel when you bolt on these brakes? Being that they seem to have larger calipers, I would assume the pistons would hold more fluid. Is there published volumes (sizes and numbers of caliper pistons) so I could compare fluid volumes of this interceptor/sport setup against the stock volumes? Is there also an alternate master cylinder of a large size that needs to be mated to these kits in order to get an ideal pedal travel and firmness? Or are the master cylinders the same size or part numbers??
       

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