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1992 mustang gt 5 lug conversion

Hello all. I'm about to do a 5 lug conversion on my 92 mustang gt convertible. The donor car is a 1997 mustang cobra with the big 13in brakes in front. I have the complete rear axle with all the brake hardware. I know that I have to use a 94-95 master cylinder and brake booster and I know I have to get a set of 94-95 spindles. I plan on running FR500 wheels that are 17x9 in front and 17x10.5 in the rear. Can someone tell me if I'm going to have any problems with the parts I'm currently have? Also, the width of the 97 mustang cobra axle would that pose a problem with the wheels I want to run. I know in the rear there is going to be some clearance issues with the 17x10.5. What do I need to do to make it work? Any tips, photos, or links would be appreciated. Thanks

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This should answer all your question and then some.

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your best bet for cramming 17x10.5 on the back would be a set of mini tubs. you'll have to remove your quad shocks, roll your fenders and have a big hammer handy. when i put 10.5s on my previous fox i was also installing adjustable coilovers at the same time and adjusting the ride height in the back helped as well. as long as you have the right backspacing/offset it shouldnt be to bad.

for the brakes you'll probably want to get a manually adjustable proportioning valve to really dial in the brake bias.
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be careful when you role the rear lips on the qtrpanels heat the paint up with heat gun so you dont crack the paint!
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????

what is a mini tub?...
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your best bet for cramming 17x10.5 on the back would be a set of mini tubs. you'll have to remove your quad shocks, roll your fenders and have a big hammer handy. when i put 10.5s on my previous fox i was also installing adjustable coilovers at the same time and adjusting the ride height in the back helped as well. as long as you have the right backspacing/offset it shouldnt be to bad.

for the brakes you'll probably want to get a manually adjustable proportioning valve to really dial in the brake bias.

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eastwood makes a tool to roll fenders...would this be a good tool
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be careful when you role the rear lips on the qtrpanels heat the paint up with heat gun so you dont crack the paint!

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