91 mustang 8.8 disc brake conversion - Ford Mustang Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
foxbody-fan91's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Newport
Posts: 18
 
91 mustang 8.8 disc brake conversion

Hey guys, have been putting a lot of work into my 91 fox. I have gotten all the suspension, drive-train, and fuel system things done. I have recently done a 5 lug conversion to the front but i am having a hard time putting together a 5 lug conversion for the rear. Everything kit i am seeing is only for either a 4 lug disc or a 5 lug drum. I really want to do a 5 lug disc in the rear. What can i use to accomplish that? Thanks!

1991 Notch
-Mild Cam
-Hooker Headers to Non-Catted H-Pipe
-3:73 Gears
-Built automatic trans
But that is changing over the next few months
Best time 14.69 @ 96mph
Hoping for 11.5's when done
foxbody-fan91 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011
SHELBY GT 350 Member
5.0L Member
 
YLDPONY's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Thornville
Posts: 8,798
 
Buy a rear axle out of a 94-98 V8 car? Just an idea....

'94 Laser red 'vert. Still a 5-oh... for now
YLDPONY is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-14-2011
Senior Member
5.0L Member
 
lxarlo's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 3,074
 
Send a message via AIM to lxarlo
Quote:
Originally Posted by YLDPONY View Post
Buy a rear axle out of a 94-98 V8 car? Just an idea....
that will work, and so will a V6 axle if you use everything except the diff and housing.

Why drive a Prius when you can have a Fiesta!!
lxarlo is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
foxbody-fan91's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Newport
Posts: 18
 
thats the only problem, ive already put my existing rear-end together with all the parts (differential, axles, gears, and c-clip eliminators) Ive been seeing on some other forums that you can buy the 94-04 disc brake upgrade kits and they will work on the 87-93 foxbodys. It makes sense to me because they were both the same rear-end style just shorter length axles. Would this really work? And would it work with 15" rims?

Heres a link to the kit

Ford Racing Performance Parts

1991 Notch
-Mild Cam
-Hooker Headers to Non-Catted H-Pipe
-3:73 Gears
-Built automatic trans
But that is changing over the next few months
Best time 14.69 @ 96mph
Hoping for 11.5's when done
foxbody-fan91 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-16-2011
Apprentice
 
Black87FoxGT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Welland
Posts: 184
 
That would work with the 94+ axles. But not fox length axles.

Or...You can use all the 94-95 Mustang, Calipers, Backing Plates, Brackets, Antimoans etc and buy Northrace Cars Custom brackets that will allow you to use 94+ Disc brakes on fox length axles. This is what I'm doing as to retain the stock tire track width.

I don't want to be limited on wheel choices due to the extra 3/4" on each side and fender well rolling etc...

Ummmm.... It's Black, Shiney And Did I Already say Black?
Black87FoxGT is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011 Thread Starter
Rookie
 
foxbody-fan91's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Newport
Posts: 18
 
Okay, I have been seeing alot of people using the NRC brackets, but alot of them say they have problems with the brakes moaning and the e-brake not working that well due to the caliper bracket being "weak" have you had any problem with that?

1991 Notch
-Mild Cam
-Hooker Headers to Non-Catted H-Pipe
-3:73 Gears
-Built automatic trans
But that is changing over the next few months
Best time 14.69 @ 96mph
Hoping for 11.5's when done
foxbody-fan91 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-17-2011
Apprentice
 
Black87FoxGT's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Welland
Posts: 184
 
You may get the moan if you don't use the antimoan brackets aswell. But I know of no negative problems with this setup.

I've heard people complain but the moan, but when asked if they used the antimoan brackets they say nah, I left them off.

There's the problem...

And you need a special e brake cable as well to make them work.. I've heard of people using the wrong cables and having problems... You can get the e brake cable at LRS for putting 94+ brakes on a fox

Ummmm.... It's Black, Shiney And Did I Already say Black?

Last edited by Black87FoxGT; 09-17-2011 at 10:40 AM. Reason: .
Black87FoxGT is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183