Brakes The Ultimate 4-lug/5-lug Brake Conversion/upgrade Thread

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Can you buy hubs without the ABS rings for the 94-95 spindles?
 

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Negative. They are sold with the rings only. You can easily pull them off as they are a light press fit, or you can leave them on and they don’t interfere with anything
 
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Negative. They are sold with the rings only. You can easily pull them off as they are a light press fit, or you can leave them on and they don’t interfere with anything
I noticed some newer years came without ABS rings, Was wondering if they fit ?
 

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Different spindle so I would assume not. Would need to see if it’s the same part number, but wuick look suggests not.

Why the adversion to the abs tone rings? They just pull right off.
 
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Different spindle so I would assume not. Would need to see if it’s the same part number, but wuick look suggests not.

Why the adversion to the abs tone rings? They just pull right off.
I think they look funky... If they pull off I can deal with that..TY.. I was looking at some ( 04-08?) that didnt' have them and since I am going to have to buy some new hubs and if these are the same hubs without the ABS rings why not?.....
 

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They pull off very easily with a 3-jaw puller, or just cut them and split them off. I actually just removed a pair off a junk set
They aren’t really all that visible, especially once the rotor is in place.
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I see some "packages" offered with two piston PBR brakes?? Can someone help tell me what these are? TY as always
 

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PBR is a brake manufacturer. They make a few calipers that will fit a mustamg. You’ll need links for more detail
 

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PBR is a brake manufacturer. They make a few calipers that will fit a mustamg. You’ll need links for more detail
Ok, here is one.. does this seem a bit pricey??
 

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Those are 94-95 spindles, 99-04 GT/V6 calipers (made by PBR) with SS braided lines and 94-04 10.9” GT/v6 rotors.

pricing might be a tad high, all depends on what you can find spindkes for separately.
 
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I think that listing is high.

My local pull-a-part has a 95 and 2002 currently in the yard. Myself I would mix and match to get what the ad has. The costs would be as follows:

95 spindles with hubs - $49 each , so $98 for pair
2002 calipers and hoses - $38 each, so $76 for the pair
Rotors for either (if near new condition) - $22 each, so $44 for the pair

So total = 98+76+44 = $218 + 13% sales tax and a couple hours of my time.

If you don't trust used parts then get hubs and rotors new (calipers if you must, but most time a visual inspection at wreckers will tell you if any good)

95 spindles - $35 each (used)
new hubs (rockauto) -$25-35 each
2002 calipers and hoses - $76 for pair (used)
Rotors (10.9" on rockauto) - $22-35 each

So total = 70+70+76+70 = $286 +shipping + tax

Note the above prices are Canadian Dollars so numbers would be lower in US funds (shipping cheaper too).
 
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Wayne Waldrep

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Yeah I'd pass on that "refurbished" kit. Lots of people's refurbishing means cleaned and painted. This does nothing for function.
 

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For $35 each for 94 spindles Id be scooping up as many as I could. Selling for $200-300/pair on eBay
 
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So what tools should I take to a U Pull it yard to remove some spindles?? I should have all of the sockets and wrenches but what about any specialty tools, like a pickle fork? or a ball joint remover?
 
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wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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BFH and a can of wasp spray, a breaker bar and a pipe extension, unless you are 'new age' and have a mondo cordless (they still called cordless?) zip gun.
 
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Wayne Waldrep

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And go before it gets hot! They are much nicer places when it's cold. At least here in the South.
 
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Are any of the Front brakes worth taking too on the 94/95 cars??