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i have a pair of 96-98 spindles that i want to install
i have the calipers and mounting brackets off a 98GT
i know about the .330 spacer i need for the balljoint
latemodel has the brake hoses that adapt without needing adapters.

any problems you guys know of that im gonna run into?
i heard they stick the wheels out by 3/4 of an inch?
i want to run the 9 inch FR500 wheels.
will i need a spacer or anything?
any info before i get into this conversion is helpful

AALLLSSOOOOO

im doing 5 lug drums in the rear.
should i just buy the stock fox length axles in 5 lug?
i want to run the 10.5 FR500 in the rear
is that possible with these axles or do i need a different length?
or is it not possible at all?


thanks fellas
 

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You really should stick with '94-95 spindles. The '96+ spindles create a bumpsteer problem when used on the '79-93 cars. The '96+ spindles are wider, but only by about 5/16" per side. The 9" wide wheels shouldn't be much of a problem, but they will rub some. Just pay attention to the backspacing. You'll need caster/camber plates also, if you don't already have them.

If you're staying rear drum then you have to use stock length axles. If I recall, you can use two drivers-side Ranger axles or two passenger-side Aerostar axles and the drums from either vehicle. Do a search on the forum here and you can find the info your looking for. 10.5" wheels on the rear will be a tight fit, but can be done. Most likely with some inner wheel well and fender lip modification. Again backspacing will make or break. Measure about 500 times before you order your wheels.
 

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yeah thats what i was told but ive had a hard time coming across spindles specifically from that year.
a bumpsteer kit would solve that problem right?
or would i still have some issues?
oooo i forgot about the caster/camber plates. good job haha

yeah i did some searching on these forums and found out where to get them from. i really hope i can fit those 10.5's in the rear. thatd be awesome.
i just need to figure out how to measure backspacing and figure out offset.
thank you for your response
 

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if i run discs in the back do i have a better chance of running the 10.5 wheels?
what length axles?
 

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yeah thats what i was told but ive had a hard time coming across spindles specifically from that year.
a bumpsteer kit would solve that problem right?
or would i still have some issues?
oooo i forgot about the caster/camber plates. good job haha

yeah i did some searching on these forums and found out where to get them from. i really hope i can fit those 10.5's in the rear. thatd be awesome.
i just need to figure out how to measure backspacing and figure out offset.
thank you for your response

I am pretty sure the only wat to resolve the Bumpsteer Issues caused by 96 and newer Spindles is to use an Aftermarket K-Member, I would stick with 94-95 Spindles.
 

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damn. thats way too much money
alright i guess im on the hunt for some 94-95 spindles
i was excited to get this swap on too
 
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