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Old 05-19-2011, 12:44 AM
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Hey all, i know there have been many threads about converting a fox to 4 lug rear disc, and I read all 10 pages (dating back to 2007) and still did not find what I was looking for. I am looking to convert to a rear disc and keep 4 lugs. I don't see a "NEED" for 5 lugs and all my favorite wheels are available in 4 lugs now anyhow, so I figure I would go for rear disc instead. What I am looking for is a parts list to do the conversion. I am hoping to score most of the parts from a salvage yard to get the job done, then when it is time, upgrade rotors, etc... I have heard the 80's Turbo Coupe rear disc setup works, if so:
What years?
Will I use my axles?
Are there any clearance issues, tires stick out, etc...?
What ALL will I need to change? Brake lines, master cylinder, booster, proportioning valve, etc...?

I don't want to have to swap axles, cut them down, etc... I am looking for a true bolt on swap, if that is possible. Thanks a bunch for any input/advice you can give me and sorry if this is indeed a redundant post.
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:42 PM
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id be interested in this awnser 2 ive heard a few set ups like turbo coupes or rangers but im not to sure i don know they sell a full kit on 5.0 resto thats like 650$ for a complete 4 lug rear conversion thats all new stuff, may be worth it to avoid the hassle and quality of used stuff that may not exactly fit right.
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Originally Posted by 1987gt40ttop View Post
id be interested in this awnser 2 ive heard a few set ups like turbo coupes or rangers but im not to sure i don know they sell a full kit on 5.0 resto thats like 650$ for a complete 4 lug rear conversion thats all new stuff, may be worth it to avoid the hassle and quality of used stuff that may not exactly fit right.
Looks like we're on our own on this one. I think I may have found the components for the turbo coupe swap. If I get them, I'll keep you posted on installation, problems, etc...

As far as the 5 lug conversion, I found this article. Seems fairly simple. Hope this helps.

http://www.stangnet.com/2002/05/25/f...ug-conversion/
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That 4 lug rear disc brake conversion from SSBC seems super straightforward. May be easier. Just my .02...
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:27 PM
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Actually, I'm talking to a guy who might sell me part of his SSBC setup. What I will lack is the master, proportioning valve, dust shields, and brake lines. I'm still trying to figure out what components to use to complete the system, but I think it's a good start.
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k not sure what your budget is, but you should def hit strange engineering up. They have a VERY nice set up, that you can get in 4 lug (i did) and the quality is amazing. Between the 4 piston calipers, 4 lug sloted disk brakes, pads, and caliper mounting plates it cost me $650




(in the pic those are the wrong disks, those are 5 lug, the ones i ended up with are 4 lug and slotted)
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nice, thats similar to the set up i saw at 5.0resto for $660, it was axles, rotors, calipers, pads, and lines, i dunno if the calipers were 4 piston or not and im not sure on who actually makes the stuff but i thought it was a good deal
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I know that this is an old thread, but I'm in the same boat. Lookin for doin it on the cheap, maybe with an Explorer axle?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Originally Posted by terdog View Post
I know that this is an old thread, but I'm in the same boat. Lookin for doin it on the cheap, maybe with an Explorer axle?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Terry
here is the place to use, using oem parts= best bang for the buck
http://www.northracecars.com/Brakes.html
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