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As i was in the Upull yard the other day wandering down Ford row,
i passed a windstar with its large two piston front brakes staring at me.
I ignored it and went on to the taurus's, but it got me thinking latter.

What would be involved with putting the windstar dual piston brakes
on the front of a Taurus? anyone done this? it looks like you would have
to swap in the entire spindle mount from the bottom of the strut down.
 

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I am not sure if it will bolt up or not. I don't think the spindle will swap over though.

We do have the Cobra 13" dual piston upgrade: Brake Kits - SHO Source
The 11.6 Upgrade is a worthwhile upgrade.
My theory on this was the Windstar was based off the Taurus platform.
Basically similar drivetrain. From my quick look, the caliper was bigger
disk bigger and the mount different. It would seem to do this, you would
need the spindle that holds the caliper mounts to make it happen.
Now, if this will bolt on to a Taurus strut and lower ball-joint i don't know.

There is a load of junked Windstars in the Upull lots. It would seem like
it would be a possible cheaper upgrade
 

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I am not sure if it works, you can try it at the junkyard.
I was at the bone yard today hunting struts. i looked at a number of windstars and they were single caliper. I found the one i looked at before
that had dual caliper. It was a year 2000. not sure if its a option or all the newer windstars had dual caliper front disks. the struts were definitely
different than the Taurus struts. close, but some of the mounts on the
side were different.
 

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Bob, father-in-laws 98 winnie had the single piston calipers, but his 02 has dual pistons. Bro-in-laws 01 has the dualies, too.
 

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Another trip to the Upull today gave some more info
I found a 2000 Windstar with the caliper pulled and the caliper bracket
laying on the ground. Great! time for a science experiment.
Took it over to a GEN3. The bolts that bolt the caliper bracket
to the spindle where about 1.25 or further apart on the windstar
bracket. So its NOT plug and play. I seems it would be possible
if one were to fabricate a new caliper bracket or Frankenstein
a gen 3 and windstar bracket.

The spindle on the windstar is taller and would not be a bolt on to
a Taurus
 
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