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Old 02-25-2014, 06:36 PM   #1
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9 inch rear end swap

Hey guys iv found a 9 inch rear end out of a 70s model ford maverick for pretty cheap. Will this fit under my 82 fox? I'm not sure if the mounts are the same or not. Any info on this would be appreciated
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It would be alot easier to find an 8.8 and upgrade it per your horsepower preference.
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It would be alot easier to find an 8.8 and upgrade it per your horsepower preference.
Does the 8.8 a straight bolt up? If I wasn't getting a great deal on the 9 inch I would get the 8.8. I'm sure I can find someone to trade if I really had to but I'd like to see if I can make the 9 inch work if at all possible.
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The 8.8 will bolt right in. It's up to you with the 9" but buying upper and lower controller arms and drive shaft options, you will have more options and more of a factory look with the 8.8. I installed an 8.8 out of a 1989lx into a 1984gt and it was a direct bolt in including the quad shocks. Whats your plans for the car, that would really be the determining factor.
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The 8.8 will bolt right in. It's up to you with the 9" but buying upper and lower controller arms and drive shaft options, you will have more options and more of a factory look with the 8.8. I installed an 8.8 out of a 1989lx into a 1984gt and it was a direct bolt in including the quad shocks. Whats your plans for the car, that would really be the determining factor.
Well if it's too much work I will definitely get the 8.8. I'm just wanting a weekend toy I can play with. Wanting something that will hold up to the abuse lol.
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The 8.8 was designed for weekend abuse, its been abused since 1986 and still going strong. You wont regret going with it. Is the 82 the only mustang you own?
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The 8.8 was designed for weekend abuse, its been abused since 1986 and still going strong. You wont regret going with it. Is the 82 the only mustang you own?
No iv owned a few mustangs but have 2 at the moment my 82 and my 2000 gt. The 82 is my first complete rebuild though. I Wanted a big project so got a 4 banger
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Refer to the rearend in your 2000gt for references for your 82, upper and lower control arm placement and mounts. If want to install the 8.8 the 86-93 V8 mustangs have 4 lug drums, the 94-98gt's are 5 lug with disc brakes, 99-04 5 lug with disc brakes but are a little wider, pushes the rear tires out on the 79-93 Fox cars. The 94-98 track a little wider also but not as much as the 99-04's do.
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Refer to the rearend in your 2000gt for references for your 82, upper and lower control arm placement and mounts. If want to install the 8.8 the 86-93 V8 mustangs have 4 lug drums, the 94-98gt's are 5 lug with disc brakes, 99-04 5 lug with disc brakes but are a little wider, pushes the rear tires out on the 79-93 Fox cars. The 94-98 track a little wider also but not as much as the 99-04's do.
Yea I'm looking for the 5 lug. I got some brand new billet rims I'm wanting to put on. I believe I would need the rear wheels pushed out because I have 275/40/17s for the back and they look like they would scrub if they were not pushed out
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