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5 lug swap
Adrock Offline
Junior Member
So I want to put 5 lug wheels on my 87 turbo coupe.  I have the complete suspension from a 95 mustang gt. Fronts rears everything. Complete rear axle including upper and lower CA's.  I would just swap out the rear axle but I want the 3.55 gears I I'm thinking the easiest way to go about this is just swap the rear axles.... does this sound right? Should be easy peasy?

Adrock Offline
Junior Member
I meant "I would just swap the entire rear end, but I want to retain my 3.55 instead I'm thinking just the axles....."

Mikey97D Offline
Senior Member
IMO, I would just swap axles too, but I don't have the experience of doing it.

Here's a good spreadsheet I got from Chuck W for swappable axels and lengths:
1988 TC, 5 spd, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Schneider Roller Cam, -4° Cam Pulley, Cone Filter, Gilles Boost Control Valve set at 17 psi, Walbro 255 lph, CHE Rear Lower and Upper Control Arms, Braided Brake Lines, Hawk HPS 5.0 Front and HPS (F) Rear, CRES Inserts in front calipers, and '93 Cobra Wheels with General 235/50R17 Tires.   

teal95 Offline
Senior Member
I believe the axles are the same length for all of the cars with disc brakes up to 98. So you should be able to swap over the axles and brakes and still end up with the same wheel offsets in the rear.

'83 & '84 GT turbo EEC-Tuner
'85.5 & '86 SVO twEECer
2x '87 & '88 TC QuarterHorse
'93 LX 5.0 notch Moates chips
3x '95 & '96 GT

spittinfire Offline
My understanding is that the axle offset is different between the two so the axles aren't a direct swap. You can swap in the complete mustang axle and maintain the same track width. I rebuilt an 8.8 out of a 95 Mustang to sway into my car, I just have to get around to do putting it in now.

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