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Hi,

How can you tell the difference between a 94-95 spindel with the other years (serial number, dimensions, shape…)?
Same question for the lower front arms?

Thanks, Eric
 

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The '94-'95 spindle uses a curved arm for the tie rod mounting eye, the '96 and up is straight. Easiest way to tell them apart..

As for lower arms, SN-95 are all the same...

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96+ are wider track than the 94-95
 

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Anything earlier than '94 uses the old castilated nut and cotter pin retention method.
 

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Ron,

Thanks for posting pictures. I guess the blue lines on the 94-95 picture are showing the small differences with the 96+ (it looks like if it was grinded)?
 

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FFCO...

Those images are from the SN95 brake swap web site. Those lines refer to where you have to grind on the '94-'95 spindle to fit the '01 and newer two-piston caliper (GT, not Cobra)...

The '94-'95 spindle will work with no modifications for '94-'98 GT or Cobra brakes...

Mark, when he referred to "other years" I assumed other years of SN-95, but you make a good point. The '93 and earlier spindle is designed to use standard bearings (not a sealed cartridge bearing like the '94 and up) and usually is harder to fit five lug rotors too without going to the aftermarket, though it is possible to five-lug them...

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Originally posted by FFCO:
Hi,

How can you tell the difference between a 94-95 spindel with the other years (serial number, dimensions, shape…)?
Same question for the lower front arms?

Thanks, Eric
How much wider are the 94/95 spindles compaired to the old 87-93 spindles? how much more do the 94/95 spindles push the wheel out?
 

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PhD, the '94-'95 spindles are the same track width as the Fox spindle, which is why they are so desirable...

They do not push the wheel out any further. They offer five-lug wheel options, better brake packages, and a sealed bearing that does not require maintenance or servicing. What's not to like? :D

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Mark
 

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Originally posted by Mustang Man:
They offer five-lug wheel options, better brake packages, and a sealed bearing that does not require maintenance or servicing. What's not to like? :D

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Mark
The fact the locking spindle nuts cost $12 each :eek:
 

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Originally posted by Mustang Man:
PhD, the '94-'95 spindles are the same track width as the Fox spindle, which is why they are so desirable...

They do not push the wheel out any further. They offer five-lug wheel options, better brake packages, and a sealed bearing that does not require maintenance or servicing. What's not to like? :D

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Mark
Thanks, I put it all together. I you use the 94/95 spindle with the 94/95 LCA (with the MK3 frame) You can achive the same track as the 87-93 Fox... Which in my case is what I want for an orginial look with wheels and stuff... You are correct/.... " Whats not to like !?"

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If you use the '94 and up control arm be sure to mount it in the inner hole on the frame, as that control arm is longer...

I am using the '94/'95 spindle with FFR tubular arms (same length as FOX) mounted in the outer frame holes and everything lines up and works great and I have the same track width as a Fox Mustang (for wheel fitment)...

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Mark
 
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