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87-88 Thunderbird turbo coupe 4 lug to 5 lug conversion

Anybdy know what axles will fit in an 87-88 Turbo Coupe rear to convert it to 5 lugs?


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SN-95 stang or ranger should fit. Just make sure it's the right legnth for the rear. Is this going into the T/c or a stang?

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The rear is actually in a Fairmont. I know the ranger axles will work in the 83-86 DRUM brake rears but not sure about the length for the DISC brake rears.

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I'll have to check for you, but I'm assuming that SN-95 stang with disk should work. The Tbird axal is of speical lengith, 3/4" "wider" then a stang, and 3/4" shorter then a Mark 7 rear.
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The TC axles are the same length as the 94-98 SN95 axles. Ranger axles will not work with the stock TC disc brackets mounted in the stock locations. You can redrill the rotors for the 5 lugs. I do recall seeing a thread on this where someone mentioned that there is a 5 lug rotor that might fit, but I don't recall exactly the specs.

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The Tbird axal is of speical lengith, 3/4" "wider" then a stang, and 3/4" shorter then a Mark 7 rear.
Not quite right. The Mark VII axle is 1.25" longer than a Fox axle, meaning it is 1/2" longer than a TC and 94-98 SN95 axle.

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Ahh, sorry. I'm used to having Tbird info. I can swap 5lug into a bird and get it to line up but not sure about a farmont.
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