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Old 10-09-2008, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Brainsboy View Post
17 japs = about 117 Gm techs
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:58 PM
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lol japs rule
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:55 PM
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I am working on a 5 lug swap. It's not just to get the 5 lugs but also to have cheap bigger brakes with stuff I already have on hand (lots of Mustang parts and a trashed 88 RX7). My probable parts list is for the front is Ford 87ish Probe REAR hubs, 94-04 Mustang 11" V6/GT, rotors, FC RX7 Mazda 4 piston or 99-04 Mustang 2 piston V6/GT PBR calipers. I would like to use the Mazda calipers if possible but mounting and clearance issues may prevent it. The rear will probably be FC RX7 rotors, hubs and calipers.
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:33 PM
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The v6 and gt mustangs have the same brakes? I woulda expected the v8 model to have bigger ones. It is a mustang though...
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:47 PM
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The v6 and gt mustangs have the same brakes? I woulda expected the v8 model to have bigger ones. It is a mustang though...
Yep same brakes front and rear. The Cobra's, Bullit's and Mach I's got bigger brakes.
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Old 10-11-2008, 05:01 AM
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Do a search on M.net. Someone already found a direct interchange for larger rotors off a VW Corrado that have significantly larger diameter than stock miata brakes.. Really, its not worth a 5 lug anymore than its worth putting a stock N/A 13b in a miata...
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:52 PM
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don't see a use in the 5 lug swap
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Originally Posted by Brainsboy View Post
I guess you can call me old school, but I never cared for the looks of a 4 lug wheel. Personally I always felt 5 lugs looked better.

My question although was geared more towards people who change over to the Ford 8.8 rear ends which have 5 lugs. Matching rear 5 lugs rims with 4 lug fronts is not as easy.

If your simply after advantages, how about larger rotors, different braking system.
I'm not against a five lug conversion. But the 8.8 ford rear end out of a mustang from 86-93 where 4 lug. I always thought 4 lug was a bad decision. But I never had a problem.
And I could pull the front wheels off the ground.
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