Put lubricant all over the balls
- Feb 18, 2001
This thread is a work in progress. I've unlocked the thread for feedback and questions and if i've missed something or need to correct. I'm still adding/editing.
Wanted to make a new thread to replace the old thread which has info scattered around in many posts. Hoping to consolidate this down and make it more simple. Please limit this thread to discussion on the 5-lug swap, and any issues due to the swap, and not mechanical issues concerning brakes.
Table of Contents
- General Overview/contents (this post)
- Fox spindle 5-lug swap rotors
- Master Cylinders
- 94-98 GT/V6 Brakes (single piston fronts)
- 99-04 GT/V6 Brakes (dual-piston fronts)
- 94-98/99-04 Cobra brakes
- 84-86 SVO & 84-90 Lincoln
- 91-92 Lincoln rear disk
- ATS Brembo/Taurus 43mm swap
- Parking Brake Cables/Handle modifications
- Proportioning valve/3-2 conversion
- 4-lug rear disk
- Fox length, vs Sn95 length rear axles
- 94-95 vs 96-04 Spindle
- Cobra caliper differences & difference between Cobra and GT/V6 rear calipers
This thread will mostly detail the process of converting a Fox to 5-lug using a few methods, with a primary focus on SN95 style conversions. Sn95 parts are plentiful and readily available at most parts stores. The system is well balanced and there are three main setups.
Here are legacy instructions for the M-2300-K Cobra brake setup sold by Ford Racing in the late 90's and early 2000's. M-2300-K Instruction PDF This can be used as reference as it has part numbers for hardware. These instructions will pertain specifically to an Sn95 cobra setup, and are reference to the GT/V6 setup. I break out a parts list for the 3 main setups. Separate posts cover parking brake cables, 3-2 conversion, booster and other necessary info.
I wish i could put direct links to all the parts, but it changes almost daily.
Old thread linked here for reference
Starting this thread with the hopes of reducing the number of 5-lug or general brake upgrade threads that have been appearing on the forums since most of the major brake conversion sites have gone down. This thread will be strictly informational, and any off-topic banter or user specific...