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I need to know two things quick. And don't reply and say "Why would you want to do that???" :p Because! I need to, and quick.

Will all of the brakes from all Tauri generations fit each other? I need to know if the brakes from a gen 1 Taurus will fit a gen 4. (the rotor, the caliper, etc.)

I can't get 15 inch wheels to fit a gen 4. I really need them to fit. 15 inches wont clear the brakes. They rub like CRAZY.

Can anyone tell me why? Are the gen 4 brakes significantly bigger than the front ones on the gen 3? Because 15" rims don't rub on the gen 3?


So thats basically why I want to switch brakes from a gen 1 to a gen 4. I figured they would be the smallest.

So I basically need to know: Will gen 1 brakes bolt up to gen 4 with no problems?

My other question is this:

What are ALL the cars that have the same bolt pattern as a Taurus? Is there anywhere online I can find this out? The only one I know of that has the same bolt pattern as the Taurus is the Thunderbird? What else is there? Any other manufactures wheels?

Thanks for your help...it is greatly NEEDED!

-Kyle
 

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no gen 1 brake parts will work with a gen 4 and volvo has the same bolt pattern as the taurus
 

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So which gens WILL fit the gen 4??

-Kyle
 
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Gen 3, and 94/95 should work. Those are smaller rotors (forget the actual size). If you want to swap the gen 3 to gen 4, all you need to do is swap the caliper brackets, pads and rotors. The calipers are the same. The caliper brakcets are shorter, and won't contact the 15's.
 

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Bob,

THANK YOU SO MUCH! You have no idea how much of a help that was. You da man! :-D

Thanks, though.

How do I remove the caliper bracket?
Is it difficult? Do I need any special tools or a kit or something?
 
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I hope you aren't doing what I think you are going to do
Anyways, good luck
 
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No special tools required. Just a metric socket set and ratchet, or wrenches.

1. Take off caliper by removing the 2 bolts and prying it off.

2. Remove the caliper bracket by removing the 2 bolts that hold it to the knuckle.

3. Remove the rotor.

4. Swap everything around, and enjoy the larger brakes and wheels on your Gen 3.
 

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Originally posted by XLSuruaT@Feb 26 2004, 12:41 AM
I hope you aren't doing what I think you are going to do
Anyways, good luck
What do you think I'm going to do? lol.

Thanks so much Bob....your a life saver.

Will the fact that the gen 3 has ABS and the gen 4 doesnt add any extra work? Is there any wiring involved?
 

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Yeah, they definitly changed. 15's have no problem fitting on the gen 3, but 15's on a gen 4 is out of the question. The car wont even move unless you push the gas and then it grinds like crazy. We only moved it like two feet. Had no idea they didn't fit. <_<

I guess thats why all gen 4's come standard with 16" rims.

Even the spare on the gen 4 is 16"

-Kyle
 
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Originally posted by spridget@Feb 26 2004, 12:51 AM
Hmmm.... I didn't know the front discs had changed for the Gen 4's. Does that mean I could swap the Gen 4 front rotors and caliper brakets onto my Gen 3 for a slight increase in rotor area? Are the pads different?
Not exactly sure, but I think the G4 cars have the same front brakes as the G3 SHO. I know for a fact that on G3's, all you need is the caliper bracket, rotors and pads from a SHO, and you can do the front SHO brake upgrade. Calipers are the same.

Kyle, on the ABS, that shouldn't present a problem. The ABS sensors and rings are independent of all the things you're changing. The sensor ring is on the CV joint, and the sensor is on the knuckle.
 

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Originally posted by Bob Gervais@Feb 26 2004, 12:00 AM
Not exactly sure, but I think the G4 cars have the same front brakes as the G3 SHO. I know for a fact that on G3's, all you need is the caliper bracket, rotors and pads from a SHO, and you can do the front SHO brake upgrade. Calipers are the same.
Really??? :uptosumpn:
 

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Planning to switch the bigger brakes from your gen4 to your new Gen3?
But yeah, regular Gen3's got 10"+something rotors (as well as the 94-95 Gen2), while the Gen3 SHO and all Gen4 got the 11.6" rotors. The latter needs 16" wheels; the 10 inchers can do 15".
 
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