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Explorer Brake Upgrades

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by Loganfilm, March 16, 2011.

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  1. Levittown Ford Parts

    Levittown Ford Parts EF Vendor

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    Hey No problem,

    With the pure mass of those vehicles and part interchangeability they make excellent second cars and are typically cheap to keep them going too!

    -Benny
     
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  3. peterk9

    peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Hi Don. According to one of the posts, those seem to be the 18" wheels. The 17" Winter wheels I use to replace the OEM 20's look like the other picture where you can hardly see the brakes. A 17" will fit on the Sport but there won't be a lot of 'wiggle' room.;)

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    CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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    Yes, I've got 16" Limited wheels on my 12.75" rotors. I began with 12.90" pieces, but the calipers were a little tighter on them with the brackets I had made. I made up another two piece rotor(hat and ring), using the 12.75" size, which let me use the brackets and not have to have them remade.

    As long as the rotors are in the range of ##.80 inches, the clearance of the caliper will be very tight.

    What do those OEM 13.8" rotors weigh, does anyone have one handy to check?
     
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    Benny, thanks for giving out the breakdown and part numbers for the brake pads. I set up an online account with Levittown and used the part number search to locate the pads. That's where things got a little askew... The part number brings up:

    Explorer Sport upgrade kit front $364.
    Explorer Sport upgrade kit rear $371.

    Are those the correct prices FOR JUST THE PADS??:eek:
     
  6. Levittown Ford Parts

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    No those are the prices for the whole upgrade kit, What exactly are you looking for? If its just replacement pads please search the above mentioned numbers here http://www.levittownfordsupercenter.com/repair-parts.php

    -Benny
     
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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;)
     
  8. 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
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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?
     
  15. Levittown Ford Parts

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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,
    Benny
     
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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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