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capri man
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posted 03-05-2005 06:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
im tired of busting the gears in my 7.5.
where can i find a site with the years of stangs that have the 8.8? i want to get one and have it built and ready for the next time i scatter my 7.5. also wont the axels interchange between the two? thanks

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Fastymz
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posted 03-05-2005 06:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike the 86- 5.0 and up Mustangs had the 8.8.
Here some more info for you.
http://pages.prodigy.net/kennethl6/_wsn/page5.html

http://www.usgear.com/tl/ford1.htm

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Mooney
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posted 03-05-2005 06:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mooney   Click Here to Email Mooney     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike; what kind of numbers are you putting down? I'd e-mailed you a while back and asked you about your 7.5 and you said that it seemed to be holding up fine. I've got one with rear discs that I was considering running unless I could figure out how to make the discs on it fit my 8.8.

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capri man
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posted 03-05-2005 07:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for capri man   Click Here to Email capri man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well i guess it really aint to bad mooney, i have only broke 2 sets of gears in about 6 years. this time the cap that holds the gears in broke and then the gears went, i think. but i just think i need to upgrade to the 8.8 hoping it will be a little stronger. i run 7.20s-7.30s in the 1/8th with 1.55+- 60 ft. times. my best guesstimate on horsepower is about 375+-.

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mike r
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81 capri-302-7.25 @93mph 1/8
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Moneymaker
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posted 03-05-2005 07:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Actually, 85 and up sticks V-8's had 8.8 rears and automatic in 86 as Scoop says. Turbo coupe and Cougar XR-7 also.

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quick50stng
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posted 03-07-2005 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for quick50stng   Click Here to Email quick50stng     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also,

Don't forget about the 8.8 from lincoln LSC. It is slightly wider though.

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Scott G
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posted 03-07-2005 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott G   Click Here to Email Scott G     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 94-98 rear axle assemblies out of the GTs and Cobras will also work, and they come with disk brakes. The only thing is they are a little wider, but I have heard of a bunch of people using them.

Scott

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