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rear end

SiK FoX

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So my buddy has a 93 cobra rear end thats been sitting in his shop for a couple years, and he wants to get rid of it. I plan on doing a 5 lug disc conversion soon anyway, so my question is should i buy it? I planned on using the usual swap parts from a 94/95 mustang, but im not sure which would be a better upgrade. Any ideas?
 

Ford1288

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The 5 lug for a 93 cobra is different than the 5 lug of a 95, someone correct me if I'm wrong. So no, don't do it.


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2K7GTCS

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From what I've read, Ford used the same housing out of the Turbo Coupe as in the '93 Cobra, and that it's 3/4" wider per side, requiring modified/aftermarket brake brackets when using shorter stock length 5-lug axles (since there are no high strength axles available for the wide housing). You also have to be careful with rim & tire fitment.

Just for simplicity sake, I would go with the 94/95 stuff.
 
From what I've read, Ford used the same housing out of the Turbo Coupe as in the '93 Cobra, and that it's 3/4" wider per side, requiring modified/aftermarket brake brackets when using shorter stock length 5-lug axles (since there are no high strength axles available for the wide housing). You also have to be careful with rim & tire fitment.

Just for simplicity sake, I would go with the 94/95 stuff.
All 8.8 housings are the same. It's not the housing that is longer it's the axles. I'm using turbo coupe rear disc brakes on my 86 t top. Disk brakes r us sells rear rotors that are drilled for 4 lug and 5 lug patterns so you can use the turbo coupe rear brakes on either. I used ranger axles which are fox length and everything works just fine.





 
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