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So I finally did the rear disk brake conversion on my 90 Bronco. The stopping power is noticeably increased over stock. I highly recomend this swap to anyone considering it.




 

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Yeah and how much?
 

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the kit is from The street rod mfg company. http://tsmmfg.com/ I have a for 9 inch in my truck so I got the kit for that but they make one for the 8.8 too. The kit was very complete, except for brake lines which they sell seperate.
 

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Looks great. Very similiar to the kit I got from BC Bronco. Are you using a proportioning value?
 

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the kit was $295, Calipers with pads were $300 (they are the parking brake calipers, which are 3 times the price as non parking brake calipers), the lines were $50. I got all those parts from TSM so that was $650. I probably spent another 15-20 dollars on fluid for bleeding and brake lines. I also spent $60 for a brake line flaring tool (double flaring tool) so I could custom build brake lines that were the right length. One problem I ran into on the 9" was that the backing plates for the drums are in between the wheel bearings and the end of the axle (were the studs are) So I had to cut the old backing plates off. While it was all apart I had new wheel bearings put on by a local shop, that was another $100 parts and labor. The hardest part of the whole install was getting the calipers bled becasue you have to bleed them off the truck with the valves facing up, then you install them. All in all it was fairly difficult but something a competent mechanic with some brakes experience can do in 1-2 days.

Edit: I did not use a brake proportioning valve. I have the ABS fuse pulled to disable all its compenents. The rear brakes feel very strong and only start to lock the tires at full brake so it feels about right to me. I might put a valve in someday just to play with it.
 

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the kit is from The street rod mfg company. http://tsmmfg.com/ I have a for 9 inch in my truck so I got the kit for that but they make one for the 8.8 too. The kit was very complete, except for brake lines which they sell seperate.
I noticed in your first pic your rear is not an 8.8, but rather a swapped in 9", so glad you mentioned that. I know there is a kit for the 9, but not sure about the 8.8.
 
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