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Ranger Rotor Conversion (made easy!) With Pics!
#1

Ok for any of you 83-86 TC (and other Foxes) owners who don't want to swith K-Members , or spindals but want the 5 lug common pattern READ THIS!
This is a cheap way to swap to the 5 lug pattern and not break the bank. So this is info given to me by other members and I thought I would compile it and pass it on. All the info may not be 100% correct or accurate. If anyone has info to add please do! :tfrules:

Ok so ya got this

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-First you remove the wheel
-Compress the brake Pad back to its furthest most location
-remove the brake caliper bolts and pull the caliper off
-take off the dust cap
-remove the cotter pin, nut retainer, and nut
-Pull out the bearing
-replace the nut threading it on a few twists
-slide the rotor down and use the bolt to remove the oil seal and bearing by lightly tugging on the rotor until the bearing and oil seal pop out.
- reinstall old bearing, oil seals in new Ranger rotor
-install rotor
-put the outer bearing back in, with the washer, and nut
-snug up the nut, add the retainer and insert the cotter pin
-Reinstall brake parts

Completion! Ok you will notice there is very little room with the stock TC caliper with the ranger rotor BUT it does Fit! It feels nice and snug with no clearance issues. Although it is tight! See the feeler gauge! You will also need a new Dust cap. I may personally still make some modifications to allow for a little more clearance.
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1986 TurboCoupe and tons of Jeeps
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#2

:tfrules:
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#3

Since you seem to be begging for attention, I'll reply. Smile

So, all you did was swap the rotors? Maybe I missed something in the directions, but I thought that's all that was needed. Not sure if I would call that a conversion or not. Certainly nothing new. Confusedtickpoke: Smile Why would you need to swap k-members?

Might want to re-title as "cheap" 5-lug conversion.
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#4

Ok. What year ranger do you use the rotors from and what about the rear discs on 87-88 TCs?
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#5

ROTFLMAO!!!! you know you're cheap when you use the old bearings and seals!!
i'm using 95 mustang front spindles and lsc rear axles. not cheap but just about every moving part in the suspension will be replaced. i'll also be using p-s-t polygraphite bushings.

jonathon
1988 turbo coupe
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#6

Quote:Originally posted by 88turbo:
Ok. What year ranger do you use the rotors from and what about the rear discs on 87-88 TCs?
1985 Ranger 2WD 4 Cyl

Quote:Originally posted by Jonathon Swartz:
ROTFLMAO!!!! you know you're cheap when you use the old bearings and seals!!
i'm using 95 mustang front spindles and lsc rear axles. not cheap but just about every moving part in the suspension will be replaced. i'll also be using p-s-t polygraphite bushings.

All the seals, bearings were new with the 4 lug rotors (maybe 500KMS on them)
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#7

looks great , couple of questions.
1. Does it matter what year ranger donates the rotors ?

2. Does anybody know if SN95 rear axles will work on our rear ends ?

Thanks guys

JP
84 SVO 9W, 87 Turbo Coupe, oh yeah the local legal advisor.
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#8

if only it were that easy to upgrade the brakes on the POS ranger :banghead: :bawl:
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#9

Quote:Originally posted by BDBYS59:
looks great , couple of questions.

2. Does anybody know if SN95 rear axles will work on our rear ends ?

Thanks guys JP
The 94-98 Mustang axles are the same length as the TBird axles (which are 3/4" longer per side than the the Fox Mustang ones). They will fit the housing, but you will need to use brakes that accomidate the longer axles (TC, SN-95)
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#10

Brake links here:

http://www.turboford.org/cgi-bin/ultimat...8;t=000005

Paul
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