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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-02-2002, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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So let me get this straight about the hub change..

if i wanted to get the the 5 lug bolt pattern of the mustang GT can i go to the junk yard and get the front and rear hubs and rotors off the GT and swap them on my 95 t-bird? is it that simple. I know it would be more modification than that but in a nut shell is it that simple?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-02-2002, 12:58 PM
 
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Rear hubs need to be off of a newer (2000 and up I think) Cobra with the IRS rear end. Any outher stangs have solid rear ends which wont help at all. Then brakes and such.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-04-2002, 07:02 PM
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You need front hubs off of any 94-up Mustang, doesn't matter if it's GT, V6, or Cobra. However, they are a wear item with a sealed bearing in them, so you may want to consider buying new ones instead. Just make sure you ask for the pieces for a car with ABS brakes . On the rear, you need hubs from a 99 or 01 Cobra Mustang, they are only ones that had IRS. The bearing is a press-in piece on these. The rear hubs are somewhat pricey to buy new. Take a look at this link from Doug Fraleigh's page ... good tech article on brake swaps. If you don't do a Cobra brake upgrade on the rear, you'll need to get an adapter ring made to go between the Mustang hub and the T-Bird rotors ... or, you can just re-drill your T-Bird rear hubs, that's what lots of people did before the 99 Cobras came out.


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