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  1. Mustang II Tech
    Hi there, I'm in the process of building a 77 cobra, but I need a new rear end. I'm looking for one that I could find somewhat easily (local junk yard or something) that would be an exact or close match to the original in length. I am not opposed to using a rear end from another Ford vehicle, I...
  2. Classic Tech
    I just put an explorer 8.8 under my 1966 mustang and everything is installed except I haven't welded the spring perches on yet. I used brand new explorer shock plates and new u bolts. The car has new mid-eye leaf springs and the tire pressures are the same on both sides. The passenger side of...
  3. Classic Tech
    Hey guys, doing a i6 to 302 swap in my 68 coupe. Im shopping for a rear end because I know the tiny little 7 and 1/4 inches would break, so I'm just looking for a list of bolt in or easily modified rear ends to use, preferably with disc breaks set up. I know the 95-98 explorer 8.8's are...
  4. Classic Tech
    Hello everyone, I am currently upgrading my i6 to 5 lug bolt pattern, so far the front is complete and I am planning to replace the rear end with a 8" from a 64-66 mustang. Would this be a direct replacement? or will I have to do any mods? Also would the driveshaft work? or need to replace...
  5. 5.0L Tech
    Hello guys. I have been a member of this site for a while but haven't really posted a whole lot. I have a 1993 Notchback LX that was a 4 banger automatic originally. I have since put a 302 with a 5 speed in it. Sadly it still has the 7.5" rear end in it. However, my friend just wrecked her SN95...
  6. 2005-2010 Mustang Talk
    So I was looking at some lowering springs and had some general questions. I have the gt rear end in my 4.0, so I've noticed im about .5-1" taller than stock now. I want to get 2" lowering springs, will I need to replace my shocks and struts as well? Im also planning on getting 18 or 19"x 10"...
  7. Mustang II Tech
    i have a 1978 mustang ii and i am wanting to put a 9'' rearend in it i know it has to be made speical but does anyone know the length it should be. i am not tubing it out or anything and wat is the biggest tire i can put under it on the back. thank you for looking and the help Kyle
  8. V6 Tech
    My rear end is dying a loud and painful death, so I have decide to drop my stock 7.5 and bolt in an 8.8. I have got the 8.8, are there any other parts or thing that i need for the swap? I'm not sure if i need a pinion flange for the v6 shaft to bolt to the 8.8. Also any tips, hints or advice...
  9. Classic Tech
    Hi guys, I have a 1966 coupe with a stock 289 v8 and c4 transmission. I wanted to swap out the stock gears in the rear end (I believe they're 3.00:1) so that I have a faster acceleration. I was looking at some sets and saw a 3.25:1 and a 3.55:1 ratio set. Any thoughts???
  10. 5.0L Tech
    Well lets start with the story... One day on a cold and snowy afternoon my son decides to split his head open, so after the ER visit and droping him off at home I head back to my home and run off the road and hit the curb destroying one of my cobra R's, then to top it off bent the axle on the...
  11. Classic Talk
    Hey guys my my name is matt im new to this and i have a few questions and i dope you can help me out. I have a 1968 mustang with a 351 windsor and an AOD transmission out of a late 80's mustang. I currently have 2:50 gears because we got a 9 inch rear out a lincoln and i want to lower them to...
  12. Classic Talk
    New to forum working on 1966 289 AT coupe...restoring to daily driver status with my 17 year old son. Good news is it drives and runs enough for around town use now! Question of the day - swapping out rear end. Local guy has a Ford 8.8 93 rear end, 3.73 gearing with posi and discs. Claims...
  13. Classic Tech
    I just got a 65 mustang i6 and ill be changing it to a v8. I am going to buy a 4 link and i wanted to know what rear end I should go with and can go with because it sounded like you weld on your own brackets with a 4 link. If thats the case can I just get like a cougar rear end with posi and it...
  14. 5.0L Tech
    I have an opportunity to receive a few complete 9 inch rear ends. Not sure of mileage or condition. My question is is it going to be easier to swap an 8.8 LS with discs on it in my 86 capri or get the 9 inch narrowed? Thanks for any help.
  15. 5.0L Talk
    i just put a new rear end assembly in my 1986 5.0 and the quad shocks are about an inch too long to be on there with suspension loaded. has anyone ran into or heard of this or know where i can get some shorter dampers. it came stock with an 8.8 and i had a 7.5 under it at one point and the...
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