Easiest way to hub swap?

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    james yarosz LVC Member

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    Getting ready to buy wheels and tires for my 96 mark 8.The only wheels I like only come in the Mustang lug pattern.I am looking for the easiest way to do the hub swap.Don,t care about the price just want the least labor intensive.Would also like to do big brakes at the same time.Does any manufacturer make a kit that will work without any custom fabrication?
     
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    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    buy cobra 94-04 hub/calipers/rotors/pads/brackets for the front.
    remove stock brakes. remove 5x108 hub. install 5x114 hub. install cobra brakes.
    will probably need to grind on the stock brake hose a bit for clearance. or use stainless brake lines.

    redrill the rear hub with a drill template. will probably take a few extra bits.
    leave the rear brake setup as is. drill right through the rotor as well.

    and done.

    Drill-guide-price
     
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    Do I have to buy these parts at a Ford dealer,or are they available any where else?
     
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    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    there are hundreds of avenues of purchase for mustang parts.
     
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    Ok so I ordered the guide from Rotten Leonards to drill the rear hubs and rotors.Will the guide work on the front hubs and rotors since the wheels I want(Chrome torq thrusts) say they won,t work with big brakes because the spokes curve in too much.
     
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    slowmkviii Dedicated LVC Member

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    You can't redrill the fronts
    Just order the mustang front hubs
     
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    will the stock mark 8 rotors fit the mustang hubs as far as the center hole is concerned?
     
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    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    the fronts should.
     
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    thanks
     
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    slowmkviii Dedicated LVC Member

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    Mustang hub is bigger for the center home mark rotors would need to be modified
     
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    Guess I,ll find out who,s right.Hubs are ordered.
     
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    chris2523 93 Mark VIII

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    i will be correct. :)

    the mark viii front hubs are stepped.
    the front rotor center bore is the same, even if the wheel center bore is not.
     
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    That does sound familiar
    I think your right
     

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