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Searched but have 8.8 Swap Q's
86thunderchicken Offline
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#1
I happen to have an 87-89 mustang 5.0 rear end , it's a 2.73 gear ratio and I think I recall that they aren't quite wide enough to fit the TC? I searched but I was just trying to figure out the difference to put it in my 86 TC or if I should get one from a TC to start with
1986 TC 240,000 miles. Walbro 255. Soon to be under the knife for an 87 5 speed swap

1992 Mustang LX 5.0, headers, H pipe, and soon to have subframe connectors to boot!
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boosted chicken Offline
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#2
Pretty sure the housing is the same between the Mustang and T-Bird. It is the axles that are different lengths. Also pretty sure you can put your axles from the 7.5 into the 8.8 no problem.
88 TC#1 Boport stg 3 alum dport head, PT6466, Boport header, CP pistons, Crower rods, MS2xtra
88 TC#2 drag car project(someday)
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86XR7auto Offline
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#3
The mustang axle if its a 86-93 is 1.5" narrower over all. It will bolt in.

But the really big deal for you is the 2.73 gears...that would be a no no in a turbo coupe.

You maybe....and I say maybe be able to get away with 3.27 because your car is lighter 1986. But you really need 3.55 or 3.73.

Travis
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86thunderchicken Offline
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#4
Well I was figuring I would put the right gears in it but I have just had the 8.8 sitting in the shop for quite a while now and Wasn't exactly sure what all I would have to do to get it in the TC
1986 TC 240,000 miles. Walbro 255. Soon to be under the knife for an 87 5 speed swap

1992 Mustang LX 5.0, headers, H pipe, and soon to have subframe connectors to boot!
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