Hello i recently got in a little accident and bent my rear hub and now i need to replace the whole shaft. But i figure this could be a blessing in disguise. Cuz i have been wanting to do an 8.8 gt swap for a while. And the local salvage yard has two 96 mustang gt axle assembly's with housing and one 95 assembly with housing. I will proba end up rebuilding the rear end eventually so buying a salvaged rear is no big deal to me. I do plan on doing a 5.0 swap so i feel doin the 8.8 will be a nice start for my plans. Some questions i have though are what year axle assembly should i get. I heard mixed things about the gears in these rear ends. I heard that the 94-95 gts had 2.73 gears and the 96-98 gts had 2.73 gears as well but it was an option for the gts to have 3.27 gears. But then i hear that all 96-98 gts have standard 3.27 gears. Im pretty sure my car right now has 2.73 gears. Hoping to get that cleared up. Another question would be say that the rear end dose not come wit the springs or shocks would i be able to use my springs and shocks from my v6 rear end? Or would i have to get gt springs and shocks? I hear that if i stay in my year range (meaning 94-98) that the 8.8 will bolt right up to my body without any major modification or fabrication. Is this true? What all can i swap from my rear end to the 8.8? Do i need to buy new bushings or hoses? I have a full shop and tools to work with so doing the actual work shouldnt be an issue its jus these things i would like to know so things go as smooth as possible. Any help will be much appreciated. Thank u!!!