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Title: Cosworth 4x4 front hubs
Post by: scud on May 20, 2019, 20:37:44 PM
as I mentioned sometime earlier ive got a slight clearance issue with my front wheels catching the arch, the offset is just a few mm too wide and I cannot machine the wheel as it would catch the caliper (4pot cos) and cannot space the caliper back as it wouldn't align on the disc properly.

So I was reading on here and saw that using Cosworth 4x4 front hubs and carriers should give me a slightly 10mm? smaller front track, and a better steering angle?  I read up all I could find and it seems a straight swap onto my xr? im using the cosworth 4 pot 286mm brake setup everything else is normal xr parts


do I need to change to shorter steering rods? as I cant work out how the hub carrier could narrow the track without changing them as they a very close to the brake rotors already
Title: Re: Cosworth 4x4 front hubs
Post by: capri v8 driver on May 21, 2019, 19:25:27 PM
Yep there different angles due to the ARB. 4x4 one is longer than the 2wd and the cossie ones are set for a different caster/camber.

Thought of rolling the wheel arches?
Title: Re: Cosworth 4x4 front hubs
Post by: scud on June 12, 2019, 09:37:27 AM
Yep I've thought about it plenty, trying to avoid it atm as the paint is new. Would I see any reduction in track and or benefit from fitting 4x4 cossy hubs due to the angle differences

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Title: Re: Cosworth 4x4 front hubs
Post by: scud on June 12, 2019, 09:40:39 AM
Yep there different angles due to the ARB. 4x4 one is longer than the 2wd and the cossie ones are set for a different caster/camber.

Thought of rolling the wheel arches?
Did you mean the cos arb is set for a different camber/caster

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Title: Re: Cosworth 4x4 front hubs
Post by: Marc on June 13, 2019, 09:30:56 AM
I assume you are talking about changing XR4x4 hubs for Cosworth hubs? The Cosworth hubs indeed give a narrower track and better suspension angles. But the disc offset of the Cosworth is really low, so the calipers won’t fit.
Title: Re: Cosworth 4x4 front hubs
Post by: scud on June 15, 2019, 18:54:48 PM
Ok thats a shame I was hoping for a swap
 thanks all
Title: Re: Cosworth 4x4 front hubs
Post by: dxcgnoc on January 01, 2020, 16:12:33 PM
I know this is old now  but for info when i converted my xr4x4 to 4x4 cosworth hubs  i ended up having to change virtually everything to get it to work .

I used cosworth front hubs , cosworth front drive shafts , cosworth  roll bar , cosworth steering rack , cosworth front calipers .

I tried with just the hubs first but couldn,t get  them to bolt up with xr4x4  shafts . once i had the shorter shafts and hubs on i found that the  wheels hit the steering arms and roll bar on full lock  so had to change to cosworth steering rack ( less turning circle to take 7j wheels) .

Once all changed it obviusly worked a dream

regards

Dave   
Title: Re: Cosworth 4x4 front hubs
Post by: scud on January 06, 2020, 11:15:49 AM
Thanks Dave, probably not worth the effort then, since adjustable tca etc would achieve almost the same result

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