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Old 04-08-2008, 03:33 PM   #1
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Swap in an 8.8" carrier into a 7.5" rear end?

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I bought a complete 8.8" rear end today and still have it rumored to have one coming in trade for some fox parts. I know someone that will want the second 8.8" for their V6...so my question is, if you have a complete 8.8" carrier, can you just swap the axel tubes from the 7.5" onto it? My guess is he will need to buy new axels, but the main question is, can you swap 7.5" axel tubes onto a new 8.8" carrier?

I don't believe the complete 8.8 will work for this person as it is from an 88 GT and they have an 04 V6...but hell, if that would work, that would be perfect...but I'm sure we are not living in perfect land.
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Re: Swap in an 8.8" carrier into a 7.5" rear end?

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Re: Swap in an 8.8" carrier into a 7.5" rear end?

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Can you?

I bought a complete 8.8" rear end today and still have it rumored to have one coming in trade for some fox parts. I know someone that will want the second 8.8" for their V6...so my question is, if you have a complete 8.8" carrier, can you just swap the axel tubes from the 7.5" onto it? My guess is he will need to buy new axels, but the main question is, can you swap 7.5" axel tubes onto a new 8.8" carrier?

I don't believe the complete 8.8 will work for this person as it is from an 88 GT and they have an 04 V6...but hell, if that would work, that would be perfect...but I'm sure we are not living in perfect land.
If I remember correctly, you can put an 88 8.8 in a 04 V6 as long as you reuse the axles from the V6. The fox body 8.8 axles are a lot shorter. I swapped the entire 8.8 from a fox into my V6 though the axles were the same length.
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If I remember correctly, you can put an 88 8.8 in a 04 V6 as long as you reuse the axles from the V6. The fox body 8.8 axles are a lot shorter. I swapped the entire 8.8 from a fox into my V6 though the axles were the same length.
Yeh, but the question is what do you do with the excess axle? And what about ABS and TC? It's alot more involved than most people think.
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ABS isn't a problem. I had ABS on my V6 and it wasn't difficult. The axle though is a problem.
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