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i have looked high and low for the 99 Cobra spindles and cant find any. i priced them new from Dan N and it was $3XX each . Forget it then, i guess i cant do the swap unless someone here knows of any place i can find this thing. its just a spindle why so d*m much!!
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Because yuo can't use the complete Cobra rear spindles. Only the hubs. Call Dan back and ask him about just Cobra hubs. You can use complete mustang front spindles and upgrade to mustang brakes at the same time, but I'm not completely sure on the situation regarding brakes when it comes to the rears.

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Yes, do call Dan back and tell him you need (2) R32-1109-AA (Cobra Hub $91.54), (2) E9DZ-1215-A (Rear Bearing $104.96), (2) 4B477-A (Hub Retainer $22.48) and (2) N8039555 (Bearing Retainer $7.16). Those Prices are for both and club discount isn't figured in.

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thanks fellas. now i read the article and it said i had to press out the old hub and press in the new ones. all the parts you just listed are they necessary do comlete the swap? im keeping the rear stock brakes. i thought i would just buy 2 hubs and thats it..
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i'm following this thread closely. The stock brakes on the tbird suck, even the sport package is not enough for these heavy cars. I was going to go to sport brakes, but they have the same rotor warpage problems. Then, dual piston gt brakes would be the option. But, if your taking it apart, why not bolt on the brembro cobra 13''ers?

I have a line on the 99 cobra wheels, that would look real nice on my car. They are silver with the svt center caps.

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i'm following this thread closely. The stock brakes on the tbird suck, even the sport package is not enough for these heavy cars. I was going to go to sport brakes, but they have the same rotor warpage problems. Then, dual piston gt brakes would be the option. But, if your taking it apart, why not bolt on the brembro cobra 13''ers?

I have a line on the 99 cobra wheels, that would look real nice on my car. They are silver with the svt center caps.

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from what i have heard, the 99+ GT brakes are pretty darn good for the price. you can find them pretty cheap on the corral.net.. just have to look and most importantly you have to trust that they will send you your sh*t..
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Well all you really need is the hubs, but I would suggest changing the bearings, its just cheap insurance and you will eventually have to do it, so might as well get all your pressing done once and save some cash. as far as upgrading the rear brakes goes, theres really no need. Before that I would suggest upgrading to 13" cobras up front, they'll be plenty, and quite a huge improvement over stock. You'll also have to have your rear rotors redrilled, bout 30 bucks each. I would suggest getting new rotors if your gonna have them drilled to get more life out of them. Let me stop now, by the time I get done with you, you'll be getting stainless lines and the works.... since you have the knuckles off might as well get poly IRS bushings

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Well, a good reason to skip out on the 13" Cobra front brakes is that they require 17" wheels minimum. Personally, I'm still rolling on the stock 15s.

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But he is doing a hub swap, so he needs new wheels anyway. Mustang 17" wheels can be had much easier than 15". Go on ebay and see how many millions there are. Plus if you have to buy new rims anyway splurge and get 17's

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lol, i have drums in the back.

Imagine that?!?!

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Good point Justin. How would those of us with drums go about doing the SN95 change? Can't exactly get the drums redrilled like rotors...

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Actually my car came with drums and I have the swap. I got some rear knuckles and brake setup out of a totaled bird for like 300 bucks. Just go to the junkyard. All you really need is the knuckles, calipers, brackets, lines and parking brake cables.

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I see, too bad I haven't been able find a junkyard anywhere near me that even has a TBird/cougar

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or you could put the 11 inch rear cobra brakes on the car.

Sheeh, the rears on the cobra are bigger than my fronts.

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Hey! Good idea! May take some work to mount the Cobra calipers, but I'd been wondering how I cuold fully upgrade my brakes all around...

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Good point Justin. How would those of us with drums go about doing the SN95 change? Can't exactly get the drums redrilled like rotors...
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I realize that, but its not exactly a good thing to be running around on holy drums...unless that filled or patched the factory holes.

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not really any diff than holy rotors......hehe holy rotors.
besides the hub will cover the holes right
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Ok. I quietly bow down to your greater wisdom. I've had a bad case of stupidity tonight.

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HOLY ROTORS HEHE HEHE

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Yeah, a good old case of head up my ***. As for the whole holy rotors thing, am I the only one who though of the original Batman TV series?

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I see, too bad I haven't been able find a junkyard anywhere near me that even has a TBird/cougar
if you like i could get those parts for you dirt cheap at a junk yard around my house and ship them to you. they have 50% off day every monday and im always there on that day.. you can e-mail me if you really want to change to rear disk.
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This is my next project after my newer motor/trans go in.
Brand new complete 13" Cobra front brakes can be had from GEF racing for only $400. They also have '98 Cobra rims for $400. I figure I can do everything for ~ $1600-1700: lug swap, rims, tires, brakes. Not too bad at all considering the alternatives.
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I'd definately give you a call on those parts if I had more than $20/week income...Man it sucks being unemployed.

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I'd definately give you a call on those parts if I had more than $20/week income...Man it sucks being unemployed.
man thats messed up.. i will see what i can do, i probably can get the set up for like $50 bucks seriously. when i go on monday (religiously) i will see if i can slide some out of there for you, then you could just pay for shipping.
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Well, its not so much that, but my next few dolloars i'm getting over the next couple weeks will be going toward my tranny. Need to change the fluid and check on some stuff up in there. So are you talking about pulling the entire setup of the rear knuckles, brakes, lines, cables etc? If so, I'll talk to my parents about it for christmas. My last car had 4 wheel disk and I want that feature back.

If you would be kind enough to get me as accurate a price as possible. that wuold be great.

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