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Old 08-13-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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what year can i swap out

Im just wondering what years of gt 8.8 rearends i could swap out for my 7.5 in my 1996 v6.
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Re: what year can i swap out

For the correct width 94-98. If you want a little wider base 99-04. For a narrower base 93 previous.

I'd recommend a 94-98 which are plentiful at the moment.
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For the correct width 94-98. If you want a little wider base 99-04. For a narrower base 93 previous.

I'd recommend a 94-98 which are plentiful at the moment.
Easy Swap! Go for it! ...Do it yourself also, it's easy and a good way to learn simple things about your car.
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Easy Swap! Go for it! ...Do it yourself also, it's easy and a good way to learn simple things about your car.
Yeah im sure i can do it, i mean i replaced my clutch and flywheel with just a friend there to help me drop the tranny and ****. i have a decent knowlege of cars for being 17.
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the one good thing about 94-98 is if you used a 99+ you would get more of the wheel sticking out which isnt a bad thing as its not enough to push it out to bad, most might like the look but that all depends on what the wheel setup is. Overall as said above try to find one out of your year car.

Also FYI the GT has quad shocks you dont need them, you also want to look for ABS if yours has it.
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the one good thing about 94-98 is if you used a 99+ you would get more of the wheel sticking out which isnt a bad thing as its not enough to push it out to bad, most might like the look but that all depends on what the wheel setup is. Overall as said above try to find one out of your year car.

Also FYI the GT has quad shocks you dont need them, you also want to look for ABS if yours has it.
would the 99+ model give me the same look as wheel spacers? i would like my wheels to stick out a bit more because i like that look. how much more would they stick out on each side? and whats the quad shocks? 2 on each side? And mine doesnt have abs, my wheels lock up and skid.
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I cant remember but I think 99+ stick out .75 more per side~ but you need to make sure the wheel has that much room to com eout (or what ever wheels you want) so it looks right. If you plan to run wider wheels like a 10 inch rim or so you may want to stick with 94-98 8.8's~ and it might all be in the axle not the rear end itself. I am not sure on that.

quad shocks is a little extra shock that helps with wheel hop, nothing special.
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I cant remember but I think 99+ stick out .75 more per side~ but you need to make sure the wheel has that much room to com eout (or what ever wheels you want) so it looks right. If you plan to run wider wheels like a 10 inch rim or so you may want to stick with 94-98 8.8's~ and it might all be in the axle not the rear end itself. I am not sure on that.

quad shocks is a little extra shock that helps with wheel hop, nothing special.
ohh alright thanks spector
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