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ford brake swap done, spongy

I did the whole Ford rotor swap and the Surbarban calipers. Bled the system a few times and still get the sloppy pedel. I know how to bleed them, thats not the problem. Anyone else run into this, and what did you do about it.
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Re: ford brake swap done, spongy

Generally the spongy pedal means there is still air in the system somewhere. If you let the master cylinder go dry when you were changing out the calipers you may want to bench bleed the master.

Tell me about this brake swap...what does it get you? I need to replace the front rotors on my CJ so if its an upgrade I just may do it.
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Re: ford brake swap done, spongy

Uses huge Ford 1/2 ton rotors ($28 @) and now you can use the Warn internal hubs. The Calapers are the big Surburban ones ([email protected]) with the 3" piston. What does it get you? I can lock up my 35" MRTs now if that helps describe it for you.
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Re: ford brake swap done, spongy

Did you follow a write up somewhere or do you have any more info and possibly part #'s?
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Re: ford brake swap done, spongy

I did the search and ended up with enough info to do what I needed. Everything is there. If you need specifics, let me know.

When I swapped, I did my high-steering and flat tops also so everything was done in one shot.

I wanted the internal spined lockouts seeing that I blew 2 6 bolt Warm Prems.
The bigger rotors of the Ford 150, the calipers from a Suburban with the large rear brake option (3" front caliper piston) and the 24" brake lines does what its designed to do. Its supposed to stop a what...7000 lb truck, it locks up the 35" MTRs on my 4200lb Jeep.

Just need to figure the spongy. Just started with the bigger brakes. Well.....keep on bleeden them.
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