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  1. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    it was just one of those things that I had spent so much time with the guy making the bracket and getting stuff for the s197 (stock gt calipers) to fit the explorer/ranger spindle that when I went to bolt it to the boss 302 caliper and it didn't fit ( because I didn't think about the bracing...
  2. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    The nuts are just for reference. I will have actual spacer made to fill the half inch gap so I don't have to modify the calipers.
  3. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    update kind of. I've been beating my brains in trying to get this done with out modifying the calipers and didn't think about spacers. ive done this in the past on other vehicles. All I need to do is to get ARP extended wheel studs a 1/2 inch spacer to get between the machined hub and rotor then...
  4. J

    Post the pics of your wheels here!!! STREET TRUCKS!!!

    The wheels on his explorer look to be pre 03 when Ford went to the high offset. this wheel set looks to be off of a 00-02 navigator or 99-02 expedition. which were 17x7.5 et14
  5. J

    Post the pics of your wheels here!!! STREET TRUCKS!!!

    What's the thickness of the conversion spacer did you run? I thought about doing that with my wife's.
  6. J

    Need help with shocks for Superlift IFS !

    fox emulsion style shocks which are nitrogen charged need to be body up shaft down. so probably any nitro shock.
  7. J

    Need help with shocks for Superlift IFS !

    a lot of performance shocks like Fox, King, Bilstein, Dirt logic, ect. should be ran with the body up and shaft down. unless otherwise specified.
  8. J

    Need help with shocks for Superlift IFS !

    its expensive but Fox shocks are mounted upside down compared to the superlift. so you will have the room for the CV. that's what I had on my 96 when I owned it.
  9. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    it bolts like your first picture. that how its designed. they guy makes them for Rangers all the time its a set up to run S197 GT brakes. So I figured going by the work ive done on mustangs that I could go to the GT500/BOSS set up since there is no difference other than rotor and caliper. So the...
  10. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    It looks like they would have to be machined about half way. they are a 2 piece steel bracket tig welded together.
  11. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    The area circled is the issue I'm having with the GT500/Boss Caliper the way the body is made it will not let the caliper bracket sit flush. If I machine the caliper it will more then likely hurt the structural integrity of the caliper, if I machine the bracket it may do the same to it. But I...
  12. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    My issue with the Brembo Boss calipers The modification to the S550 Caliper from fully torqued racing. That I think will be a better route seeing that if I milled down the back of the Brembo it would affect the strength of the caliper and I don't believe there's enough material to...
  13. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    well I ran into a road block..... I cannot use the Boss style Brembo the way it is made it will not sit flush to the bracket I should of checked it before paint but was too excited and had them before I had the brackets. Also sorry for the late 5 month reply/update but I was busy trying to find...
  14. J

    Rear brake upgrade

    I may go to a salvage yard one of these days I'm off and its not raining and bring my digital micrometer and check sizing if they have a disc brake ranger. Don't have to worry about the explorers they always have them lol.
  15. J

    Rear brake upgrade

    CDW6212R you ever look into the backing plate stuff? I'm going to measure some other backing plates I have here at work and see what's what.
  16. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    Axalta's clear coat from my collision center here at work. its just automotive clear but handles temps upwards of 650 or 750* so the Alalta rep said it would work. I would if had to wait 3 weeks for the VHT. I should of had one of the guys spray it but I wanted to try so they're not perfect but...
  17. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    painted then cleared..... decided I liked it cleared better. pinted then cleared
  18. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    hmm. i have no proof now (collision center sanded them down to smooth them out) but mine said FOMOCO Brembo on the inside but they had the stamping on the outside like yours with the DG17..... maybe they didn't have the outer portion?????? they weren't new I know that cause there was a $30 as...
  19. J

    Gt500, or S550 mustang gt base 4 pot brakes

    While they are not made by Brembo's they are remanufactured Brembo's by whomever it is anymore use to be A1Cardone. They look great on the car. Been taking my time with mine having a 2 year old and a 3 moth old makes it difficult at times. plus I haven't had a real free weekend since I started...
  20. J

    That sad day has come

    good work, i like seeing these revival threads.
  21. J

    HID Projector Retrofit

    Looks good. Wish I could find the patients to do that with my 2nd gen headlamps.
  22. J

    C & L MAF Install

    I'm sure someone could help you but Al passed away some time ago. Contact Doug at Bama if he's still there.
  23. J

    That sad day has come

    is that a Explorer Express front lower valance?
  24. J

    Rear brake upgrade

    oh another thing to think about with the ranger caliper brackets. if they are like the mustang caliper brackets they may not fit our explorer axles due to the larger diameter axle tubes. explorer has a big bearing style 8.8 if I'm not mistaken, and a different bolt pattern whether that be...
  25. J

    Rear brake upgrade

    I may look into this before buying the little shop MFG 13/14 inch rear set. I don't have parking brakes anymore (previous owner removed them couldn't afford to fix them).
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