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    Question Converting to 5 lug(common i know)

    If i take the rear end and from hub assembly out of an 85 ranger can i swap it over to my 84 cougar. There will probably be a little complication i would expect. But would this be a way to do it?
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    Default Re: Converting to 5 lug(common i know)

    The rear end will not bolt in - the Ranger uses leaf springs while your Cougar has a four-link setup with coils. I believe you can use one of the axles (the axles are two different lengths on Rangers) but the whole thing is a no-go.
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    Default Re: Converting to 5 lug(common i know)

    damn.
    "Real cars dont power the front wheels, they lift them"

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    Default Re: Converting to 5 lug(common i know)

    I think from now on....all rear end swap questions should be redirected to "I'm gay as hell"......he should be able to provide some interesting feedback....... ;-)

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    Default Re: Converting to 5 lug(common i know)

    What about the front? Would they swap over?

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    Default Re: Converting to 5 lug(common i know)

    for the front you need to use 89-91 ford aerostar front rotors have the diameter cut down .120 thou "any brake shop can do this on any brake lathe"


    for the rear i would suggest having them redrilled for the 5 on 4.5 bolt cirlce 1any competent machine shop can do this also

    than run ranger drums > 9 inch drums

    or have the factory ones redrilled >10 inch drum

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    Default Re: Converting to 5 lug(common i know)

    Stock 10" 5-lug rotors here: http://www.completebrakeservice.com/

    No mods necessary...bolt-on...around $130US shipped to your door (and that includes seals and bearings from what people have reported).

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