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Converting to mustang hubs/rotors?

I tried the search, and it did not seem very helpful.

I am after some new rims, and I was wondering how hard it would be to convert from 5 on 4.25 to 5 on 4.5. I am thinking on the front, I would swap out the rotor/disc, and on the back, the drum.

Is this all it would take or is there more to it then that?

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I think the 93 has the new type spindles. It'd probably be cheaper to do a rear-disc conversion and just have your hubs redrilled to the 5x4.5 lug pattern.

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I have been debating about the rear disc conversion also. I don't know if I got a machine shop around the redrill anything, I live in BFE
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W)ow thanks.

How about the front then, I would just need new rotors and studs, and send my rear hubs to that guy?
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Why not email him? I haven't used his services.. but I copied the link when I was thinking about changing my bolt pattern.

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Ok, I sent off an email, I will post the results, so then in the future, someone can use the search feature and get some info.

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I am going to be doing this swap. All my parts are on the way. On a rear disc car this is easier. Everything that I have read has been with rear disc, not drums. You would be the first. The link that Sandieqo bird gave you is good. You have the correct spindles so for the fronts it is a breeze. There are two ways the rears can be done, You could redrill the rear hub with the Stang pattern, then have to have the drum drilled also or you buy the 99 Cobra hubs, then you are converting to discs. Most people when they do this swap are upgrading brakes at the same time. There is an article in the tech section here that is very detailed. I did not want to upbrage the brakes and since I have the KVR front brake upgrade kit, I can use stock GT rotors up front. The rears were more of a challenge because the Cobra hubs are larger. Wanting to retain the stock Bird rears I was looking at having the rears redrilled with the Mustang patten and then having to have the hub hole of the rotor opened up to accept the Cobra hub. A search on this board led me to an outfit called Breeze Automotive, www.breezeautomotive.com . They make parts for the Factory Five Cobra kit cars, which can be set up to use the T-Bird IRS. They have a rotor that is drilled with the correct 5X4.5 bolt pattern and with the hub hole enlarged for $69 a piece, which is what I ordered. The only thing I will have to do as far as machine work now is to get the Cobra hubs pressed into my bearings/knuckles. With rims I will easily have 4 figures into this using stock brake stuff. With upgrading to larger 13" fronts and Cobra 11.65 rears, expect to pay a lot more. Good Luck!

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just wonder if the hub being redrilled to 4.5 pattern then i have to buy mustang brake rotors and use my tbird caliper or have to redrilled my rotor too?

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I have no clue. I am a bit leary to converting over to the sn95 bolt pattern, too many questions unanswered, and I do not have the funds to sit and try something that could blow up in my face. I know my stock brakes work, so I tihnk I am going to keep then for now and worry about this after I get my motor done.
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A couple of guys have done it. It is not that bad. It did take a little bit of searching through the archives here but the answers are there. Its not cheap. It does open up your rim selection as well brake kits. It should not be difficult though for my situation. I will post up my results when I complete it in a couple of months. If you have a stock brake T-bird with drums, it would require more modification than I will have to do. I already have the KVR 10.8 upgrade kit that uses the dual piston Mustang front calipers and I have converted over to rear discs. So for me it is just a matter of getting the front hubs, rear hubs and proper rotors. I did not want to upgrade to larger front and rear brakes to keep the cost down. I can use the stock Mustang rotors for the front and for the rear I will be getting the redilled rotors with correct hub hole size from Breeze Automotive. Then of course add rims. I went with the charcoal Bullitt style which I got from Dan Newman. Will keep you posted and will put up some pics.

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The front swap can be performed on any year spindle, and all you have to do is unbolt the old hub bolt the new one on and slide on a mustang rotor. Unless your car has the larger sport/ mark VIII style front brakes a mustang rotor will work even with the stock caliper. I cost me like 70 bucks to do the conversion on the front. I still don't have rear rims yet so my cobra rear hubs are still sitting in the box.

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tjat's mean i just buy the front and rear hub for mustang and also front and rear rotor for mustang too? mine is the standard lx and both holds true for 94 and 96 v8?
both mine are all disc cars.

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I posted this two weeks ago hope it helps. 4.25 to 4.50 info

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i have read that one but it requires to send the rotor to be redrilled too.
i'm using ebc rotors and they are quite pricey and if everytime i buy a new rotor its difficult send to redrilled the brand new 150 bucks rotors.
just want to know if a mustang rotor will fit with the stock lx brake then i can just buy the mustang ebc rotors thus saving me some hard earned cash.

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The fronts will. The rears will not. Good luck!

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