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#1646287 - 12/24/08 07:41 PM 03-up rearend width
61forduni Offline

Registered: 12/23/08
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can anyone tell me what the width from brake mounting surface to brake mounting sufrace on a 03 up crown vic?we put these suspensions in f100's and ive got the front mounted (04) and everyone says the later rears are too wide and i dont see how or why ford would make a rear wider tahn they would the front so i was going to try to get some measurements before i went a spent a bunch of money

#1646548 - 12/25/08 03:09 AM Re: 03-up rearend width [Re: 61forduni]
dRock96Marquis Offline

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I can give you the rear track, which is ~65.6"
The front track 63.4" for comparison.

This rear track is about the same as '98-'02 panthers - but the overall axle axle width is a little over ~3" wider because of the VERY high positive offset wheels used on 2003+ panthers

If you need a narrower axle housing width, use the '98-'02 panther axle housing. It uses the same control arms, watts linkage and spring perches as the '03+ axle housings, it just doesn't have the shocks outboard of the frame rails.
-Panther info & FAQs-

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#1646671 - 12/25/08 12:18 PM Re: 03-up rearend width [Re: dRock96Marquis]
61forduni Offline

Registered: 12/23/08
Posts: 2
thanks for the info that helps some. i guess ill have to use one of the 90s rear and use something like 18x8 in front with 18 x 10 in rear is what im gathering to get it to line up straight.the suspension is not a big deal as im using stock truck springs from my you know anywhere maybe it gives axle length from other years or maybe to many makes of cars?


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