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5 lug conversion on 88 tc
boosted85 Offline
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#1
i have searched with no luck on this subject but am very interested since i love the way cobra r rims look on these cars. What i was told is u basically need the front rotors off a 5 lug car or find some which i have for a mustang slotted rotors. And rear axles and ur done
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qtf545 Offline
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#2
lincoln mark VII should do te trick
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boosted85 Offline
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#3
ok what would everything? i have no idea i was just asking if anyone has done it before and what they used
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jangus Offline
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The next time you go to the U-Pull-It, look for a Lincoln MKVII. Pull the front rotors, and the bigger calipers, and the rear axles. Don't bother with the rear rotors, they're bigger than the TC rotors. Unless you feel like paying for the rotors, calipers, and brackets, don't pull the rear rotors.
Take everything home, clean it, pull your rear rotors and have them redrilled for the five-lug. Also, have the center register hole opened up to match the Licoln axle. Simply switch your front rotors, pull your TC axles, put in the Lincoln axles, mount your modified TC rotors, put new pads on and go.
You could have found this information in one of three places. The search function here, the search function on TurboFord, the search function on foxtirdcougarforums.com, or coolcats.net has a lot of information pertaining to the fox body cougar/thunderbird. Do your homework. I'm always glad to help, but nothing replaces simple old RESEARCH.
Let me know when your headed to the U-Pull-It on a weekend, and we can meetup and chat about our TC's. Later.
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boosted85 Offline
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#5
yea that would be cool to meet up id like to see what u got and what i got lol.. Where abouts ne do u live
Complete custom downpipe to tail pipe 3in exhaust, ranger cam, cran double valve springs, stock dsm bov switchin out for a good aftermarket, cone filter, fmi 2.5in piping, walbro 342hp, aeromotive fpr, fuel pressure 45 base, 17in cobra R's, steel braided oil feed line, 96lb injectors, megasquirt 1 v2.2, msd blaster 2 coil 86 t3 48, innovative lc1 wideband,
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TCx2 Offline
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#6
Some things to consider...

You CAN get Cobra R style in 4 lug.

The Lincoln front hub diameter is HUGE! Many 5 lug rims will not fit. So when you go to get Cobra R Rims becareful. Not all Cobra R style rims have the larger center hole. OEM Cobra Rs do and I have them on my Lincoln MKVII but aftermarket knock offs do not always have the larger center hole.
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RDOG Offline
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#7
I like my approach for the rear. I pulled my set of rear axels and had them sealed and redrilled to 5 lug. I just redrilled the rotors to 5 lug. It allowed me to retain my ebrake unlike everyone elses approach.
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TCx2 Offline
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#8
Quote:Originally posted by jangus:
The next time you go to the U-Pull-It, look for a Lincoln MKVII. Pull the front rotors, and the bigger calipers, and the rear axles. Don't bother with the rear rotors, they're bigger than the TC rotors. Unless you feel like paying for the rotors, calipers, and brackets, don't pull the rear rotors.
Take everything home, clean it, pull your rear rotors and have them redrilled for the five-lug. Also, have the center register hole opened up to match the Licoln axle. Simply switch your front rotors, pull your TC axles, put in the Lincoln axles, mount your modified TC rotors, put new pads on and go.
You could have found this information in one of three places. The search function here, the search function on TurboFord, the search function on foxtirdcougarforums.com, or coolcats.net has a lot of information pertaining to the fox body cougar/thunderbird. Do your homework. I'm always glad to help, but nothing replaces simple old RESEARCH.
Let me know when your headed to the U-Pull-It on a weekend, and we can meetup and chat about our TC's. Later.
Does this process allow you to use the factory parking brake setup?
Kevin
TCx2
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89 Fiji Blue Chrysler Conquest
03 Mercury Marauder "Supercharged"
03 Ford Excursion(King of the SUVs)
04 Mustang Cobra - Screaming Yellow
10 Challenger R/T "Supercharged"
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86 XR7 5spd Offline
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#9
+1 for 'Searching Leads to Knowledge'

looks like yur just swappin the rear axles, nothing else... thrfor, nothing else has changed
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TCx2 Offline
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#10
Quote:Originally posted by 86 XR7 5spd:
+1 for 'Searching Leads to Knowledge'

looks like yur just swappin the rear axles, nothing else... thrfor, nothing else has changed
This isn't entirely true. The Lincoln axles are not the same length as the TC. I don't recall which way they offset.
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