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eldest928
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« on: May 21, 2014, 08:49:54 am »

I have been told and read that the rear end from a 94-95 will swap into a 91. Will this also have disk brakes? I thought I read somewhere that the 94-95 rear end is shorter? Is this a good thing? I still have the 16" Pony rims, which I like, just finding a wide tire is hard to do. I already have the spindles and rotors for the front. Will I need calipers or can I use mine? I have also been told an explorer rear end works, but don't know what years. 81-88 Turbo coupe comes standard with 3.73 and disk brakes also? I  only ask cause locally there is a 95 rear end for sale for 350.00 which I think is reasonable. I guess Im wondering how the 95 rear end will fit and can I use my control arms or do I need to change everthing. I heard the cheapest way is two left or was it right axles out of a ranger...but the brakes would still need to be changed?

Hopefully someone can tell me what my options are. If I do go with the 95, and it is shorter, what does that mean as far as offset is concerned and fitting a wide tire back there.
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2014, 09:37:49 am »

The rear end housings on the 94/95 are the same as the fox...the difference is in the axle length. The 94'95 have longer axles for the disc brakes.  You can run that rear end in a Fox.

Ranger rear ends have an offset diff...one axle is longer than the other. The Mustang have same length axles.
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2014, 12:38:08 pm »

Yeah, what I was told that 2 left or 2 right side axles from a ranger work...due to the offset, or did someone make that up? Actually I have seen that at some forums but don't remember which side was the sane as mine. Town car? Continental? Do you know what year Exploders work?
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2014, 11:20:17 pm »

1987-88 Turbo coupe only had 8.8, 3.55 for stick and 3:73 with auto. same rear end as 93 cobra, 3/4" per side and virtually the same length as 94-98 mustang width.

the shorter ranger axle is the one you want for fox length, and longer side is for the 94-98 width rear. the 99-04's were 1 1/2" wider per side than 87-93 fox.

the cougars/birds from 85.5-88 were the same length as 94-98 stang but were almost all 7.5" rears except for some sport/xr7 models, 87-88 turbo coupes and the select few that had the towing package.

pleanty of options going with 4 lug in my opinion. I'm running 275/60's but my next set will be 275/50's since it barely rubs with my worn out shocks.on some 10 holes. then you have 17" 93 cobra wheels, the "sc" style 17" wheel, ect. I'm not a fan of ponies overall.



5 lug you cN get virtually any rim size/width.
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