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Old 04-15-2012, 08:10 AM   #1
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5 lug swap

Dont know if this has been asked before or not but the time has come for me to start doing my 5 lug swap. Everything is coming from a 95 gt. I was told I need to use the 95 balljoint in my cars a-arm since my fox balljoint is too short for the threads to go through the 95 spindle.

I was wondering since the foxes and sn95s basically share the same k member would it be possible to just swap the sn95 a-arm onto my k member?

Also, I'm swapping the whole disk brake rearend from the 95 which is supposed to have 3.73 gears. Now I have been told the e-brake uses different cables.

Is there a way to use my factory cable or use the sn95 e brake cable?

Thanks for any and all help.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Re: 5 lug swap

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Old 04-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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Looked at that Trojan but it never really said anything about the a-arms just the spindles themselves :/
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Looked at that Trojan but it never really said anything about the a-arms just the spindles themselves :/
Ok, sorry.


I don't know if the pics below will help you decide, but here they are.


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The longer SN95 A-arm may cause wheel rubbing problems?
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Afterwards I ran across this - 1987-93 Mustang 94-04 Spindle Install Kit
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Hhhmmmm, it is only slightly longer (mm's) I'm still wondering if that will give me any problems or not . Guess one way to find out is just swap the arms out then test fit a rim and tire and see if the tires or wheels rub on anything.
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Hhhmmmm, it is only slightly longer (mm's) I'm still wondering if that will give me any problems or not . Guess one way to find out is just swap the arms out then test fit a rim and tire and see if the tires or wheels rub on anything.
You can keep your a arms on the car. You can use spacers so the nut can tighten down on the spindle.
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You can keep your a arms on the car. You can use spacers so the nut can tighten down on the spindle.
Yea I read about that but also said it would basically do away with using the cotter pin(I think that's what I read). Was just wondering about the sn95 a arms since I could just swap them in without messing with the ball joints. I did read on another forum about them being about an inch wider than the foxes and some people are switching to the fox arms to tuck the front tire in more on their cars. Might just bite the bullet and get new ball joints and put them in my arms, only prob is I don't have the ball joint press which will cost me 150 bucks to rent from advance auto :/
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Yea I read about that but also said it would basically do away with using the cotter pin(I think that's what I read). Was just wondering about the sn95 a arms since I could just swap them in without messing with the ball joints. I did read on another forum about them being about an inch wider than the foxes and some people are switching to the fox arms to tuck the front tire in more on their cars. Might just bite the bullet and get new ball joints and put them in my arms, only prob is I don't have the ball joint press which will cost me 150 bucks to rent from advance auto :/
You would still retain the cotter pin with the spacers. If you can afford the car being down for a bit I would go ahead and replace them.
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It'll be down for a while since I'm doing my 5 spd and 5 lug swap all in one swoop.
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It'll be down for a while since I'm doing my 5 spd and 5 lug swap all in one swoop.
Then I would go ahead and put new balljoints in your stock a arms. No sense in fighting with another issue from the other ones if you doubt have to.
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Anyone know if the e brake cables on a fox will work on the sn95 rearend or if I can get the ones from the sn95 to work on my fox?
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Anyone know if the e brake cables on a fox will work on the sn95 rearend or if I can get the ones from the sn95 to work on my fox?
I believe you have to use the 93 cobra set up, can't remember 100%.
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Anyone know if the e brake cables on a fox will work on the sn95 rearend or if I can get the ones from the sn95 to work on my fox?
I believe there are adapters to make them work, read the articles in the Useful Info thread.
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Here ya go, this is out of the useful info section.

For the E-brake cables, the 87-92 cars will use the (2) FMS M-2809-A cables. The 93 model year cars will use the 93 Cobra cables (F3ZZ-2A635-A). You will also need an adjustable center cable; (1) FMS M-2810A
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Ahhh, thanks a bunch fellas!
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