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  • August 14, 2022, 03:00:18 AM

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Rear axle swap
« on: June 08, 2021, 12:58:06 PM »
So my project is looking at a rear axle swap since I want a torsen t-2 limited slip differential.  I've been looking at the Ford 8.8, somewhere in the forum I recall someone saying a 2011-2014 mustang would work and a torsen is available for them.  Also the rear discs that come on it is a bonus.

But they have coil spring perches, I've found some leaf spring perches to weld on but it has me wondering more.

What suggestion would folks here have?

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Re: Rear axle swap
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 03:08:02 PM »
This might help.
http://forums.amceaglesden.com/index.php?topic=42054.msg327148#msg327148

I was thinking a Ford 8.8 from a pre 2000 explorer. I would like rear disk as well.
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Re: Rear axle swap
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2021, 10:31:08 AM »
Sounds like a good candidate, from the Ford 8.8 writeup on rangerworld it shouldn't be much wider.  And I'm lucky enough to have an '80 with the 3.08 ratio.

The linked page doesn't cover much re the mechanics of the swap - it does look like some assembly required around the mounts for everything.
Mine:
- 1980 AMC Eagle 2dr Sedan
- 2009 BMW 335i xDrive Coupe

Ours:
- 1986 Toyota Pickup

Hers:
- 1988 Toyota Supra Turbo
- 1988 Toyota Celica All-Trac
- 1997 Toyota RAV4 2dr 4x4

His:
- 1985 Nissan 720 Pickup Deluxe King Cab 4x4

 

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