I'm about to do this 5lug swap on my 95 Escort. When measuring everything, I noticed the tie rod would be lifted considerably... so I purchased a set of .751" OD bushings with the correct taper for the tie rods on the ID, and plan to drill the spindles out to .750" and press the bushings in upside down, in order to flip the tie rod upside down, and lower it, hopefully to a point where it is parallel to the LCA... If it lowers it too far, a ball joint relocation/correction is in order, to lower the LCA. This should correct roll-center geometry on lowered cars, and correct the bumpsteer issues of all this mis-match mumbo jumbo.
I'll post my results.