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Old 06-25-2015, 08:07 PM
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1995-2001 explorer 8.8 brakes, what components?

My 1995 explorer axle came with no brake hardware. I know obviously I need calipers and rotors which I will buy brand new but is there any special parts I should grab from the yard on Saturday when I go? I dont have a manual for it and I've never done brakes on one, so i don't know what it uses as far as bracketry or backing plates

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I missed this last night, maybe I can get a pic on the way out the door.
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The backing plates are also the caliper mounts. they also hold the e-brake which is a small drum brake. Be sure and get the e-brake cables as you will need those someday and they can be cut to length for what you need. Actually self explanatory once you see them. Take something along to undo the c-clips on the axles as you need to pull the axles to get the backing plates off.

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Look on RockAuto's site, there's a year-model split that the parts changed. Make sure you get the right year range...

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I didn't get to go to the yard today. knew I didnt have a big enough shopping list and it's engine weekend ($129 plus core and accys you leave on it ) so the yard would have been packed. good deal but I arleady have 2 engines to choose from.. I can't see the yard I got the rear from pulling the axles to pull a backing plate off. I'll have to look again but I bet they are there. the projects been in hibernation for a while
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Here's a few pics of the Explorer rear discs on my Curries housing, there's not much to it. Hope this helps a little.
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It does. All I'm missing is the rotors, e brake hardware and calipers. What brand rotors are those?
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I bought the whole Explorer brake set up from Currie for $400. The rotors were solid but I made a left and right template, drilled and champfered them on my drill press. I made sure to stay at least 3/8" away from the edge so they don't crack.
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I missed this last night, maybe I can get a pic on the way out the door.
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Sorry, I kinda forgot hope this helps, I can pull a rotor if needed.

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thanks for the pics. confirms I'm basically missing the wear parts and nothing else
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