5 lug / suspension swap progress

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  1. Reed

    Reed New Member

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    If it helps any I believe I'm running the same setup up front and I have no problems.

    1994 spindles and Bullitt Tokicos

    I had to use washers on the balljoint to tighten the nut. They add up to 0.330".

    Good luck, 98 Cobras are going to look great!
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    I have 95 Spindles and used the Spacers on the ball joints and the Bullitt Struts bolted right up with no problem.
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    If anyone needs any spacers let me know. I bought a bunch a while back. So im stuck with like 100 of these washers. you need ~ 3 per side.
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    I'm going to start collecting the parts to do this swap on my '88 T-Bird project car I picked up a couple of weeks ago.I've been gathering up what I need to do the H.O conversion,now that those parts are here,5 lug time.
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    If they're not the right height, you can always stuff more washers in until the hole lines up for the cotter pin.
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    I just went with the Machined Spacers instead of Washers.
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    Snikt89GT New Member

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    The front is almost completely apart, almost time to start putting the new parts on. It looks like the front isn't going to be the **** the rear was. The front control arm bolts were easy to take out.

    Since i'm not re-using any of it, I can pretty much just take the whole thing off as one piece. My method of taking the spring out was fairly successful, still had to use the spring compressor for a little bit. I just put the jack right under the ball joint and unbolted the stock CC plate and lowered it down.


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    i see that in your one pic that u have cobra calipers for the front? could u give me a list of your parts for your front end?
    i also notice that with the cobra calipers that there is no master cylinder in there. what size rotors are thoes for the front and with u having drums on the rear would u have to change the master with the bigger front brakes?
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    Here is my current list of everything i've purchased for this project. It's the standard 03-04 cobra 13in rotors with cobra calipers in front.

    I'm going to try the stock MC and see how it works, if not i'll probably have to get a 93 cobra MC.


    ------Misc/Ebay------
    2x 1994-95 V6/GT Spindles 150$ - *
    4x 245x45x17 tires 550$ -
    -----Maximum Motorsports------
    1x Maximum Motorsports Brake line adapter (MMBAK-4) 7$ - *
    1x Maximum Motorsports Caster/Camber Plates 87-89 (MMCC7989) 199$ - *
    1x Maximum Motorsports Bump Steer Kit 87-93 Tapered Stud (MMTR-2) 149$ - *
    -----Autozone--------
    2x New 1994-95 V6/GT Hubs (513115) 108$- *
    2x wheel cylinders - 20$ *
    1x Drum Shoe Kit 20$ - *
    -----Buy Ford Racing.com------
    2x 10th annv. 2003 cobra calipers/brackets 260$- *
    2x Stainless brake lines for cobra calipers 0$ - *
    2x 13in brembo rotors 100$ - *
    2x banjo bolts/washers 0$ - *
    2x 5-lug 28T axles 249$ - *
    2x 5-lug ranger drums 0$ - *
    ------Ford Parts Desk---------
    2x rear axle bearing/seals (93 mustang) 57$ - *
    4x 94 Mustang Strut Bolts / Nuts 33$ - *
    2x hub to spindle nut 26$ - *
    4x caliper to spindle bolt (N805163-S190) 28$ - *
    1x Friction Modifier (M19546A) 4$ - *
    -----Breeze Automotive-----
    4x 16MM Front Control Arm Bolts 30$ - *
    4x 16MM Front Control Arm Nuts 10$ - *
    2x Spacer Washer for SN95 spindle/balljoint 4$ - *
    2x Dust caps for SN95 hubs 10$ - *
    -----Pro3i-----
    1x Pro3i Street Lower Control Arms (PRO3-SLCAS) 170$ - *
    ------Summit Racing------
    1x Bullitt Style Suspension (Struts/Springs) (M5400A) 419$ - *
    1x FMS Front Control Arms (M3075A) 215$ - *
    ------Late Model Restoration-------
    1x MAC Rear Support Cover (MAC-28800) 120$ - *
    3x 1QT Royal Purple 75W90 Gear Oil (RP-12300) 30$ - *
    4x 98 Cobra Wheels (M1007D178) 460$ - *
    1x Locking Lug Nut/Valve Stem Set (LRS-1012BK) 30$ - *
    1x Drum Hardware Kit (LRS-H7246) 20$ - *
  12. myslo50

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    thanks for the parts list.......im in the process of gathering up my 5-lug parts. i just ordered 95 spindles and was curious about running 95 cobra calipers and rotors up front with the stock m/c. i eventually wat to go 4 wheel discbut for now to get me by. let me know when u get everything toghether to see if the stock master will hold up?
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    ryan218 In just 10 years, I'll be old enough to drive!!!!

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    :jaw: damn.
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    Your gonna love them G-Sport BFG's. I got them on my car and they are the best tire I've put on my car yet.
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    they are my front tires too... but theres a crack that goes all the way around the outside.. from leaving them in the grass and sitting through a winter... so i plan on getting a new pair..
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    I had some on my 98 GT and they worked well. They are super cheap too compared to most of the rest. Got them for like 90-100 on tirerack
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    yea i got my 275s for 125 each and the 255s for 109
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    Ok, so who in here has had the banjo bolt shear off inside the caliper when tightening?
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    I was making good progress on the whole swap too..

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    Did it dcrew in easily by hand? According to the FMS catalog your 10th Anniversary calipers require coarse pitch banjo bolts. Did you ues fine pitch bolts?
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    They are the correct coarse bolts. I just backed it out in the picture. They were snug against the caliper and it sheared off when I was torqueing it to the "correct" not-so-correct 30 ft-lbs

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