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Best 9" rear disc kit

Looking for a good, but cost effective 9" rear disc brake kit. It must have parking brakes and not take a pile of screwing around to make fit. Looking to spend around $500.00 so not a "cobbled" together kit. A kit that people have personally used with success would be great!

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9" brakes

9 inch rears used different axle bearings ends and bolt patterns. If you have what is called the torino end an explorer rear disc brake parts fit. the 5 on 4 1/2 wheel bolt pattern. explorer used an internal drum E brake. Lincoln town car mid 80's used the car wheel pattern but have the lever brake for using the caliper for the E brake. there is more info on ford and mustang forums with other info depending on the car you are swapping.
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Ford Motorsports.. M-2300-G is a nice kit.
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I used the wilwood bolt on with e-brake and am very happy with them. real easy to install just need to know if you have the large bearing or small and there web site has pictures and dimensions of them all to help
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Sorry I should have mentioned, it's a small bearing rear end. The early Fairlane / ranchero rear.
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There used to be a kit that used later rotors and the 80's cad eldo calipers with the lever caliper E brake I think the speedway weld on Gm caliper brackets work if some one is not still making the bolt on brackets.
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Ford Motorsports.. M-2300-G is a nice kit.
that is a exployer rear brakes, junkyard is cheaper..
used to be marketed under the SVO name..
I had one..
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Sorry I should have mentioned, it's a small bearing rear end. The early Fairlane / ranchero rear.
From what I've read, the Crown-Vic rear discs are a bolt-on for the small bearing end axle and the Explorer discs (as stated) bolt up to the large bearing ends.

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that is a exployer rear brakes, junkyard is cheaper..
used to be marketed under the SVO name..
I had one..
I have the kit on my Camaro now. Around here junkyards are crazy with the prices of the disc brake stuff. It was cheaper to buy it new.
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I have the kit on my Camaro now. Around here junkyards are crazy with the prices of the disc brake stuff. It was cheaper to buy it new.
j/y only buy the backing plate and clapper bracket and maybe the e brake cables..
rotors and clapper new parts store..
think the last time I grabbed a set was 50 bucks,, + rotors and clappers,
much cheaper than the 6-700 bones for the kit
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Looks like they're selling in the 400ish range at the moment. But S10xGN is correct they're for large brg housings so it wont work anyway.
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You can screw around wandering junkyards, crawling under clapped out cars in the mud then rebuilding everything or you can just buy a decent Wilwood setup. You wont get it for $500 - but after you factor in time, gas mileage and repair parts - you still have a bunch of bucks tied up and a rebuilt brake setup. This is what I have on my '57 Ford 9" small bearing rear end complete with everything NEW including the 11.75 brake disk :




The latest version has an Explorer integral e-brake which is nice, but this arrangement does work nicely. Oh and those black socket head cap screws - they like to rust so I have since replaced them with shiny ARPs
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I was kind of thinking the same thing. I have a set of wrecker crown vic rear brakes, but will need rotors, calipers, hoses, and make up some kind of e brake arrangement. And if memory serves me correct I'll need to flip the backing plate on the DR SD to get the e cable to pull properly, make spacers, buy parts, and hop it all works well. Looking more for a proven kit for a small bearing ford. I like the willwoods. Anyone use a SSBC kit????
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Moser Engineering makes a nice "economy" rear disc setup with E/brake ,around 400-450.00 use them at my rear end shop,nice kit.
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Not sure if I missed it, but I did not see small bearing ends available.
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