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Old 10-12-2011, 12:44 PM   #1
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95 8.8 5Lug Rear End into 87 5.0 Fox

Im currently doing major work to my car and have 5 lug spindles and complete w/brakes 8.8 track lok rear end and was wonder what kind of fit and finish im going to see with the rear end ive heard of offset issues and was wondering about parking brake cables as well any information you could provide will be greatly appreciated.
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It is doable but there is a few things to be aware of.switching from drum to disc brake.the parking brake may be different.and the axles maybe wider.I'm not exactly sure on specifics but someone else may chime in.in the mean time here is a similar thread.
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I do know that the newer 8.8 will be a little wider than the factory 8.8 yours came with. You can always just get a different set if rims with the right offset to make it appear factory. Also I do believe you will need the newer brake booster as I've witnessed you have to literally stand on the brakes to get a fox to stop with rear discs. Adjustable proportioning valve is quite handy as well. I'm actually going to be doing a complete 5 lug swap from a 95 gt soon ad I get off my arse and go remove it all. You can get the factory e brake cables to work.....I just don't remember what needs done. EDIT: oh and if you are using the spindles from a 94-95 like iam, I was told you need to use the 94-95 ball joints since they are longer I believe. I've honestly been thinking about using the upper and lower arms off the 95 since I do believe it's the same k member buy don't quote me on that working ad I don't know for sure if the dimensions are the same between the fox and the SN.
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