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Unread 02-10-2004   #1 (permalink)
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Question 4 Lug vs 5 Lug ??

Is it really worth the upgrade ??
What are the advantages going to 5 lug ??

I am at the point where I want to covert my rear drums to disc on my 91 coupe. But if there is a real advangte upgrading to 5 lug I may choose to do that way hence I will be spending money towards brakes on the front anyway.

Please everyone pour in your advice / criticism
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There is no doubt that 5 lugs are stronger than 4, but if you modify the motor to stress 4 lugs I'd think you should upgrade the complete suspension and then include a 5 lug upgrade.

I'd not consider it a neccessity unless your plans include mucho horsepower.

In your case, save the cash until you can upgrade the front to larger brakes and then convert the rears at the same time. You will need new rims...

There are a lot of ways to better spend your money on the suspension IMHO.
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It increases your choice in wheels.
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Dont do it waste of money!
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Unless you are getting a rear end with 5 lug axles already included, I would not change over because you will have to spend $ on new wheels. Only pro I can see is already stated: larger selection of wheels. If you can afford to put enough power to max out a 4 lug setup, you would be using stronger axles in the first place and would chose a 5 lug setup.
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It increases your choice in wheels.
agreed

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Well I am probally looking at making 600hp with my Twin Turbo's when I am all said in done.Of course that is down the road quite some bit...

I could care less about wheel choice, right now I am going to buy a good set of 15X7 & 15X8 draglites.

Seing the majority vote is not to upgrade unless you making insane horse power, I dont think 600hp falls in the insane category...

So i might go with a small kit to upgrade to disc's in the back.. anyone see a problem or fault with that ??
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I would get either the 2000MK kit from Ford Racing to up grade your brakes or the baer kit. both could knock out two birds with one stone.

Better brakes and 5 lug conversion...
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