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06-27-2011, 08:24 PM
Im looking convert my 4 lug hub to 5 lug, and I would like to put disc brakes on the rear of my 1998 Protege. Anyone know what hub would be interchangable? and any quick solutions to the brakes?

06-27-2011, 11:50 PM
i wish i knew. if you get to the bottom of this. please enlighten me

06-28-2011, 10:37 AM
Try hubs from a P5 or other facelift third gen. I think they all had 5 lugs. You might have to use the third gen brakes as well.

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06-28-2011, 11:49 AM
i little further off, but maybe rx7 parts? EDIT: just remembered its rwd, probably won't help all that much...

not saying its bad, and i know this part isn't helpful, just curious why the 5 lug?

06-28-2011, 09:11 PM
yeah I had access to an FC rx-7 and nothing suspension would change over, Ill keep searching, did they make a 98 MSpeed Pro? I know all the MS pro's were 5 lug Im pretty sure.

06-28-2011, 09:17 PM
one more thought, alot of the 2.0L cars (626s Milenia's and the sort) were 5 lug and FF, anyone know if any of them change over?

06-28-2011, 09:34 PM
honestly a lot of people here haven't tried that, you'll find a lot of stuff for the 2nd gens is "you have to try it yourself"

i'm not saying everything is this way, i've learned a lot about engine swaps, turbo's, ecu's and such, but suspension crossover parts really aren't played with a ton

couple other things you can try (dunno if they are 5 lug or not though) ford escorts and kia sephias. they share the same engines and brake components, i wouldn't put it past suspension components

06-29-2011, 10:30 AM
Are Escorts and Sephias the same chassis?

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06-29-2011, 10:54 AM
no idea, i think the 96 ish sephias are wider hub to hub cause i think the axles are about 1/4 in longer on each (iirc, i could have it backwards with the protege, i wrote it down on irishkev's worklog)

i think the egt is a bg chassis (just woke up, might have this one way off), but i have no idea about the slightly newer ones, i had a friends 02 escort up in the air at school and a lot of the parts looked close to the same, figured if you had a ton of time at a jy you could just compare parts

07-01-2011, 11:04 PM
thanks blood, yah Im going to Pull-a-part, gonna take some pictures and keep researching. Thanks for everyones input :)

07-02-2011, 06:35 AM
Yes, the 91 and up escorts are BG chassis, and suspensions are interchangeable with minor differences. Even the newer ones including the zx2. The sephia is not. I believe just the motor/trans (axles can only be used with Kia trans or 28 spline diff) can be used from the sephias with BPs. All are 4 lug unfortunately.

07-02-2011, 12:17 PM
Ya I do believe the BG parts are interchangeable, down to the complete rear subframe swap IIRC.

If you want 5 lug, and BG parts are the same, then you can do what the BGs guys do to run 5 lug.

89-91 rear disk spindles from Probe/626/MX6

93-97 front spindles from Probe/626/MX6 (I think you should be able to run the 89-91 fronts as well, but can't remember)

you will need spindles, bearings, rotors, calipers, pads, and rear ebrake cables possibly...

07-02-2011, 10:50 PM
Thank you so much I knew someone had the information :D I love this site

07-03-2011, 02:57 AM
i'm not against the 5lug swap. like i'd like to do one someday myself
but why do you want to do it?
is there a certain rim or something you been eyeing.

i think if i eventually do it. i might just make it all custom.
Full big brake it. bigger calipers, rotors and all.

07-03-2011, 04:21 PM
Are the BJ brakes any bigger than the BH's front and rear? If they are, that could be a reason.

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