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Thread: Front Control Arm Swap - Who has done it, and what were your results?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Do you remember how much you machined off? I'm pretty sure a local machine shop could do that if one doesn't have a lathe at home.
    Hmmm, I don't recall, but my goal was to have enough threads above the locknut to give me a comfort level - i.e. the nut won't be able to loosen on it's own! Did this 10 years ago (2007) but I did document it:

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    Looks like you ended up machining off about 1/8"?

    I've still got the 10" brakes up front on my car with those same 03-04 Cobra front arms FRPP used to sell. I didn't have to do any machining to get the nylock nut to engage with the 10" spindles. Got thread above the nylock. That area must be slightly thinner on the 10" spindles. The arms have been in for almost 10 years now. I painted a line across the face of the nylock nut and onto the spindle when I installed the arms. The nut hasn't moved in all that time.

    Being I'm planning on (probably in the spring) going to 11" front brakes I'll be having the local machine shop take a bit off the ball joint nut pad on the 11" spindle.
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    Why not just install Fox ball joints into the SN95 control arm and then you don't have to machine anything??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aerocoupe View Post
    Why not just install Fox ball joints into the SN95 control arm and then you don't have to machine anything??
    Because the arms come with those fancy low friction ball joints you don't have to grease. I'd rather keep those ball joints than use MOOG pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderjet302 View Post
    Because the arms come with those fancy low friction ball joints you don't have to grease. I'd rather keep those ball joints than use MOOG pieces.
    That was my reasoning too. Although having a milling machine in my garage was in my favor as well.
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    Quick Question, not trying to hijack the thread here. I'm going to be performing a 5.0L swap on my TC. As far as Tube K members go what's the best way to go? I see some guys go SN95 tube K's with SN95 arms and spindles, anyone have any input?



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    Quote Originally Posted by turbo88 View Post
    Quick Question, not trying to hijack the thread here. I'm going to be performing a 5.0L swap on my TC. As far as Tube K members go what's the best way to go? I see some guys go SN95 tube K's with SN95 arms and spindles, anyone have any input?
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    So just use these and later down the road when you want to convert to 5 lug and brakes that don't suck you can pop the Fox spindle off and put the SN95 spindle on.

    http://www.maximummotorsports.com/Fo...ang-P1465.aspx

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