Suspension 1993 LX 'Vert 5 lug /Big Brake upgrade confirmation of plan / input

derek1993

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1993 LX 5.0 'Vert - after too much reading i'm taking a stab at it, any guidance/direction would be appreciated.

Front setup -
94/95 spindles
93 Cobra Booster or 94/95 Booster - there was a reference to a Rock Auto part # that was referenced in a different thread as an option.
93 cobra MC
3 to 2 block for line adaptation
ford racing proportioning valve
North race cars big brake 13" kit


Rear Setup -
Complete rear setup (Cobra -i want to retain Fox offset) - north race cars - 11.65 rotor
Rear hard lines and stainless steel (benefit to getting these or?)

I am unsure of the piston setup on this to figure out the surface area for front and rear, anyone have insight? Haven't called them yet but wanted to verify if possible.
Running 17x10 and 17x9 4 lug chrome SVE Pony's right now w/245s all the way around, will sell those for 5 lug
Not thrilled about buying the same wheel in a 5 lug, but i like the look.

seems like even piecing this together i can get a BB setup for about 800-1000 or so cheaper than the SVE kit from LMR.

If push comes to shove i can do it, but figured why not save a chunk of $ while i'm at it?

Thanks for the advice in advance -
 
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nickyb

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I pieced mine together,and with everything including used rims\new tires $1,700 I went with 95 booster and master.
 

Mustang5L5

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Ebay is your best bet. Almost 30 years later, not a whole lot of freshly wrecked 94-95's in junkyards these days.
 

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Ebay is your best bet. Almost 30 years later, not a whole lot of freshly wrecked 94-95's in junkyards these days.
Yep, figured as much. thanks @Mustang5L5
By chance do you have any insight on the calipers used in north racecars setup (front/rear) so i can work to get the proper booster/MC?
Other than that, the hardline kit from MM ( MM Stainless Hard Line & 3-hose kit, 1986-93, SN95 calipers, rear (maximummotorsports.com)
benefit there in terms of making life a bit easier or?
Thanks again for the input..
 

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I believe everyone is using the 99-04 Cobra caliper now in their kits. It seems everyone has moved to that vs the 94-98 caliper with their smaller 38mm pistons. The 99+ caliper uses 40.5mm pistons. Rear caliper is your typical SN95 38mm unit.

I ran that setup with a 1" 93 Cobra MC and Sn95 booster. Worked quite well
 

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I believe everyone is using the 99-04 Cobra caliper now in their kits. It seems everyone has moved to that vs the 94-98 caliper with their smaller 38mm pistons. The 99+ caliper uses 40.5mm pistons. Rear caliper is your typical SN95 38mm unit.

I ran that setup with a 1" 93 Cobra MC and Sn95 booster. Worked quite well
Thank you sir, much appreciated.
 

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Ended up doing things just a little different.. didn't do the big brake kit from NRC.. picked up some 99-04 cobra calipers up front, NRC brackets for rear..
still have the 93MC and 93 Booster (well reman from RockAuto), wilwood PV. R1 had a decent price on slotted/drilled rotors/pads.
waiting on some pieces that are back ordered currently to finish up the brakes.

suspension work will be next while it's up in the air
bilstein's at all 4 corners
MM LCAs
MM Panhard bar
new upper LCA diff bushings (the ones in the arms are actually ok.. will probably just brace them for added stiffness)
2 pt k-member brace
strut tower brace
MM Front Grip package..

want to get it stopping/handling better before any power changes..
Should be some fun when it warms up.
 

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