I did a quick search and did not see anyone talking about the explorer rear brakes already. If someone has, sorry! I have done 4 cars so far with explorer rear disc brakes and have been very happy with them. I typed up some instructions for the folks at 57fordsforever.com but thought I would share them here as well since there are a lot of people on here with 9 inch rearends who could benefit. They sure beat the versaille brakes in ease of installation and one huge added bonus: the emergency brakes actually work well! That is important on a daily driven car with a manual tranny. Here is an excerpt from that post: 1. Take off old drum stuff including hard lines. 2. Slot the explorer backing plates to bolt onto the rearend housing. Mine is a big bearing housing so I had to first drill out the holes to 1/2" and then slot them with a die grinder. 3. For big bearing only: You have to cut the axle bearing retainer plate flat across the bottom to fit inside the emergency brake. This is no big deal since you have the axle out already. Just make the bottom match the top. 4. You will need longer axle bolts. I just get new bolt 1 3/4" inch 1/2" bolts (for big bearing) and then ground one side flat to match the originals and used lock washers and nuts. I use the grade 8 stuff just to be safe. 5. Bolt the axles back in 6. Put the rotors and calipers on . 7. Put the brake hoses on 8. Dril and tap holes to bolt down the brake hoses. 9. make hard lines from the original y 10. Bleed the brakes 11. Put wheels back and enjoy! Since then, I have also learned that the 8" is the exact same steps as the small bearing 9 inch.