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Old 05-31-2005, 06:56 PM
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ford 8.8 disk brake retrofit to 9"

I was talking to a friend and I was told that the disk brake off from the explorers (exploders)8.8" would fit a 9" housing with minimal modifications. Has any one tried this? I have a 67 9" and it has the 10 or 11 by 1.75 or so drums on it. I was told by wallowing the holes a bit it will fit the other bolt spacing on the housing ends(housing not axle). If that wouldn't work could i just make a new mounting plate for it? I know i need to loose the residual pressure valve and the proportioning valve but thats not hard. any ideas?
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CURRIE ENTERPRISES makes the adaptors for the conversion.
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Ok, One more problem I just thought of...... What about the lug spacing? what lug spacing do exploders run? I know I have 5x5.5 on both my camaro and bronco. Hope its the same would sure be cheeper.
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The EXPLORER will be 5 x 4 1/2".
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I have a 9" in my camaro and am using explorer rear disks. If you have the late housing ends or what some call the torino ends, it is a bolt in. The preferred rear spacing for the disks is 2.5" and most of the older setups will be somewhat less than that. You can use a little shorter spacing but it won't center the caliper 100%. I had custom axles made so used chevy bolt pattern.
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-HERE IS AN OLD POST- that may help understand the different brake systems used and how to adapt them.

CURRIE ENTERPRISES offers complete swaps and will also drill the rotors to the bolt pattern you need. Go to their site and see if that will help you.
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