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Rear disc brakes on the cheap!
#1
If you've ever wanted to put rear disc brakes on your 8" or small bearing 9" rear axle then you've probably seen how expensive some of the aftermarket kits can be. I did a write up over on Ford Muscle about how to use the very common Crown Victoria and the disc brakes off of its 8.8" axle on early Ford axles. Check it out!

http://www.fordmuscle.com/forums/braking...axles.html
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#2
OUTSTANDING article!!

I replaced the drums (on my Grandé) with a disc kit from Master Power Brake and considering the torque I am now making with the big block (472), I was looking at upgrading to larger drums on the back or going with one of gthe discs kits - - I believe in STOPPING even more so than Speed!Smile

Anyway, this is an additional option that I will consider once I get the car back from the paint shop!

THANKS for sharing!!

BT
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#3
Nice! I'm gonna have to look into this closer! Big Grin
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#4
Awesome! Looks like I won't even bother to mess with the factory drums when it's time. Thanks for the link!
Eric

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(07-18-2010, 12:16 AM)johndoe000 Wrote: If you've ever wanted to put rear disc brakes on your 8" or small bearing 9" rear axle then you've probably seen how expensive some of the aftermarket kits can be. I did a write up over on Ford Muscle about how to use the very common Crown Victoria and the disc brakes off of its 8.8" axle on early Ford axles. Check it out!

http://www.fordmuscle.com/forums/braking...axles.html

does this setup work on any 8 inch rear , such as a maverick or just the mustang 8 inch? thanks for any replys

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(11-25-2010, 11:33 PM)mach1 fever Wrote:
(07-18-2010, 12:16 AM)johndoe000 Wrote: If you've ever wanted to put rear disc brakes on your 8" or small bearing 9" rear axle then you've probably seen how expensive some of the aftermarket kits can be. I did a write up over on Ford Muscle about how to use the very common Crown Victoria and the disc brakes off of its 8.8" axle on early Ford axles. Check it out!

http://www.fordmuscle.com/forums/braking...axles.html

does this setup work on any 8 inch rear , such as a maverick or just the mustang 8 inch? thanks for any replys

This setup will work on any 8" or small bearing 9" axle, mustang, maverick or otherwise
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#7
Not to sound like to much of a dummy, but I have seen post and ads for large and small bearings on a 9". What are the sizes of the bearingss so I can check mine to see what I have.Huh
Jim
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(07-18-2010, 12:16 AM)johndoe000 Wrote: If you've ever wanted to put rear disc brakes on your 8" or small bearing 9" rear axle then you've probably seen how expensive some of the aftermarket kits can be. I did a write up over on Ford Muscle about how to use the very common Crown Victoria and the disc brakes off of its 8.8" axle on early Ford axles. Check it out!

http://www.fordmuscle.com/forums/braking...axles.html

Im all over it nice job.
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#9
That's a nice article. What are the differences between the CV and the Explorer? Which would be more advantageous.
Jeff T.

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#10
The explorer setup can only be installed on large bearing or Torino style 9" axles. The Vic setup is for all small bearing setups 8" or 9"
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