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Old 06-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Anybody done a 5 lug swap?

Not sure whether I want to or not but the idea of 5 lugs seems pretty cool lol. I've been told that I could use two short axle shafts out of a 8.8 ranger axle with 28 splines and they'd fit in my axle housing, idk if that's true? I got a lot of other things I should probably do first lol but figured I'd see if anybody else has found anything to work.
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:07 PM   #2
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If you check out the stickies up top by the threads....it will tell you everything you need to complete the swap!

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From what I've read and heard, it's much easier to buy a full swap kit from a place like LRS because it contains everything all in one kit and you won't have to source parts from different places.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:01 AM   #3
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Yea I have done the 5 lug swap from the ranger for my vert.. The rear end u will need the axels out of will b from 1983-1988 driver side axels... And make sure u don't pull your s clip out of your spool it's a real bugger to get back in
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Yea I have done the 5 lug swap from the ranger for my vert.. The rear end u will need the axels out of will b from 1983-1988 driver side axels... And make sure u don't pull your s clip out of your spool it's a real bugger to get back in
Ya I've done a few sets of clutch packs on a few ford trucks, prybar/screwdriver and a lot of cursing worked for me lol, what'd you end up doing for the front?
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:20 AM   #5
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Well on the se truck I just pulled the dust cap off unscrewed the castle nut and the rotor came right off but I'm going to upgrade to a cross drilled and slotted here shortly
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I think I pulled the axles out some while I put the clip in, something I did made it a lot easier the second time I did it, I think that was it, then I rolled the spiders in after I got the clip in, just figured I'd mention that lol i think there the same setup. Idk yet lol
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:52 AM   #7
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Just a FYI from experience. When pulling axles on fords you should always remove your speed sensor so you dont damage it. The axles have a tendancy of not coming out without the sensor being removed or broken.
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Diesel stang, off topic but is your stang really diesel? Lol
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No but one of my buildup sheets is for a T444E powered SN. So you could say possibly in the future yes I will have a diesel stang. Im trying to make as many build sheets as I can so when the time comes for me to buy my 7th stang I will know which build I can do for which amount of money I muster. Ive been bench racing for a long, long, long time.. Currently Im working on a all motor sleeper combination, its a Boss 302 based 357. The cam for it is also a Lunati. Voodoo Hyd Roller Cam - Ford 351W 302HO 292/300 - Lunati Power

Anywho, whatever I build next will be a 9 second car and 8 second capable.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:40 PM   #10
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Off topic but what are the benefits of a 5 lug conversion?
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Ability to run different wheels is the primary reason people convert. Also people convert to run bigger brakes. Hardcore racers convert due to 5 lugs hold your wheels on better than 4 lugs..
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I'm in process of finishing up a 5 lug conversion with rear disc. I used a complete 8.8 axle from a 95 (rebuilt with 4.10's) for the front I did complete spindles from a 2001 gt for the larger dual piston calipers. I did my conversion for additional wheels better breaking and slightly wider track width for a wider tire in the rear. Doing mine was very easy and cost effective since I found all my parts at a junk yard minus a few brand new parts ( Hoses, Rotars, Caliper Hardware and Pads)
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Really wanna do this to my 89 vert (: let me know how it works out for you!
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Just a FYI from experience. When pulling axles on fords you should always remove your speed sensor so you dont damage it. The axles have a tendancy of not coming out without the sensor being removed or broken.
Speed sensor is in the trans not the rear end so how would you break it?
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I went the junkyard method for mine. More than pleased with the results. If thats the route you choose make sure you bring a list of what you need and the cars theyre on so you dont forget anything.
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Old 06-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #16
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Ya I think I'm probably going to go to the junkyard when the time comes, half my car is from there lol I think that sensor diesels talking about is for the abs, pretty sure it's a hall effect sensor, on my buddy's ranger it had a bunch of metal stuck to it and it was pointed at a wheel with a bunch of notches on it so im assuming that's what it was.
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