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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-21-2002, 09:33 AM
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Got the 8.8 now I need brakes

I picked up my rearend off of a 97 exploder this weekend and now I need to get all the brake hardware. Would it be best to just go to the junk yard for the calipers and buy a rebuild kit for them, or get reman. claipers from napa or some other place??

Planning on getting new rotors and pads.
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Re: Got the 8.8 now I need brakes

I hope you didnt pay much for that rear without the brake parts. The explorer brake kit is about 450 bucks. Most yards wont take the brake parts off unless they have a bent rear.
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Re: Got the 8.8 now I need brakes

i got my 8.8 w/ brakes on it for $250 from a yard in good shape and i just cut down the rotars so i can't really help you with that though you might want to try picking up another rear cheep to use for brakes and spare shafts. What i can tell you is i used d35 hard lines and 2 pass side soft lines and it worked well though we did fill the original vent hole and drill another.

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Re: Got the 8.8 now I need brakes

The parking brakes are all there with the brackets and backing plates. All I need is the calipers and rotors with new pads and probably new shoes for the e-brake. It was 200.00. I thought it was a decent deal but now am wondering.


The brakes lines you are takling about...are the 2 passenger side soft lines from the d35 too or do you use the lines from the 8.8?
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Re: Got the 8.8 now I need brakes

Get two 8.8 pass. side soft lines and a short piece of hard line to run it into the stock T on the driver side. The 8.8 soft line is a female end, so is the T, so you'll need the short hard line to connect them. You should be able to find used rotors and loaded calipers at some yards and if they look good they'll work just fine. The yard I got my 8.8 cuts the calipers off and sells them to a remanufacturer so I went to another yard where they cut a pair of calipers off for me. Go figure. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] By the way, if you want e-brakes make sure you get a decent and cheap set of used e-brake shoes also cuz they're dealer only item at $100 a pair! [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Re: Got the 8.8 now I need brakes

that's odd about the e-brake shoes....I was at Advance auto parts last night and they had a price for two different grades of parking brake shoes. I wonder what they were that he gave me a price for then. I know they were under 20 bucks though.
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Re: Got the 8.8 now I need brakes

I used 2 pass side soft lines and then my stock tj hard lines. For e-brake cables i've herad zj cables work well though i don't know for sure since my e-brake isn't hooked up and the parts are sitting in a bag in my garage.

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