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5x4.5 hub swap

can anyone tell me how to do this swap, ive read an article on how to do it but they went into way to much detail and i didnt really understand how to do it after i read it

and can you list what parts from what years of mustang i need
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94-04 mustang front hubs, 94-04 mustang front rotors, 99 cobra rear hubs, redrilled tbird rear rotors or drums, and bearings and nuts should be replaced as well

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94-04 mustang front hubs, 94-04 mustang front rotors, 99 cobra rear hubs, redrilled tbird rear rotors or drums, and bearings and nuts should be replaced as well

so prety much its just like replacing the stock hubs except with mustang hubs?
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yep, plus finding a machine shop to drill the stock rear rotors

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ok thanks, its alot easier then what i thought it was going to be lol

if i do this i will miss being able to use my stock fan blades though
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Is it possible do use lincoln Mark-III hub's for this swap?

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mark viii hubs are the same pattern as mn12's

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mark viii hubs are the same pattern as mn12's
Are you serious!!

I thought the mark III was considered a Full-size.

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yep, mark viii's are almost the same platform as the mn12


town cars are the full size lincolns, those hubs dont work either btw

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so you can use the stock calipers? just need the stang rotors, hub on the front?

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yep, right now i'm running the stock calipers

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The other option for the rear is using Cobra rear rotors and the stock rear calipers (this is all assuming you're using rear discs) with a set of Fast Ed's brackets

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ok im bringing tis thread back because i started pricing some stuff for the hub swap and its seems every site i check online when i look for a 99 cobra rear hub assy. it gives me this and from the pic it looks like its just the bearing, heres an example....

http://www.oreillyauto.com/EW3/Produ...&currentPage=0

so if this is not what i need where did everyone else get their hubs from?
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It is item #3 in the drawing. (This site is a nice place for "research" because they often have exploded views of a lot of systems.... )

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...layCatalogid=0

I don't know if any of the auto parts places will carry that hub. You can probably beat their $90 (each) price by shopping around.

Here's a better picture of what you need:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/FORD-...2em118Q2el1247

I found this on eBay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mark-...spagenameZWDVW

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Check with the ford parts counter here for the hub swap items. I got a GOOD price quote from them when I was doing research on it.

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Smile Online OE parts

Another good place to shop online for OE parts and lower price....

http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...?siteid=213787

The hubs are about $75 instead of $90, for example. And drawings are available as well.

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so does anyone know if i can use tbird front rotors also if i have them redrilled, because i already have a brand new set of front rotors that i never used from my other tbird, and if i just had those redrilled it would save me some money on buying rotors
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Cost??

Hello

What will it cost for Redrilling?

I purchased new rotors for mine at the Zone. I didn't think they were Expensive.

I would check cost first!

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dont bother getting the fronts redrilled, it will cost less for new stang ones.

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i know a couple guys that work at machine shops so i can get work done prety cheap
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