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Old 03-01-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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I recently bought my first car, 1966 mustang V6

I have drum brakes on all 4 Wheels and I was wondering what would a rough estimation be on changing them to disk
For safer brakes and so I can fit 5 lug rims on my mustang.
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I recently bought my first car, 1966 mustang V6

I have drum brakes on all 4 Wheels and I was wondering what would a rough estimation be on changing them to disk
For safer brakes and so I can fit 5 lug rims on my mustang.
You really don't need to convert the tears since they only do about 20% of stopping. But front conversion kits to power disc are around $1600 or so. If you 4 lug axles and AR's gonna convert the axles and rear brakes, the it's probably almost double that.
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the cost of conversion to disc brakes really depends on what kit you use, how much work you can do yourself, and where you source your parts, and whether you are also converting to 5 lug in your case. if this is to be a daily driver or weekend cruiser, then just convert the fronts to disc brakes, and keep the four lug wheels, and you can do the job for around $500 total. scarebird has brackets you can buy that let you use later model calipers and rotors on your stock spindles. check them out at scarebird.com. there are other kits that let you keep your four lug wheels for between $700-1200 again depending on where you source the parts from.

converting to five lug on the other hand will drive the costs up as you need to swap out the rear end as well as the front spindles. and that will run you closer to $2000 total.
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Our classic nustangs didnt come with v6s it came with a inline 6. I got a kit from will wood to convert my 4lug drum brakes to a 5 lug set up the whole conversion cost around 2g for new rear end brake booster new brake lines and the kit it self. Whats good about the wilwood kit is that you don't have to switch out your spindles
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