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Metal Matt
04-08-2005, 11:01 AM
Meh, the only way to learn is to ask so here goes...

I've been doing some research this morning about gears etc for my car. I've read that you can do an entire 8.8 swap in place of the 7.5 that I have in my 87 5.0 tbird, but can you just simply swap out gears for something taller and better? I read that 3.08 will fit, but what other options do I have?

Thanks in advance, you guys are always a huge help

Thunder Chicken
04-08-2005, 11:49 AM
You can get almost any gear set for your 7.5', but the gears have to be for a 7.5" rear. 8.8" gears will not work.

Metal Matt
04-08-2005, 11:50 AM
Oooohhhhhhhhhhhh..... :crazy:

87thunderbirdBlackJack
04-08-2005, 12:16 PM
richmond gear makes 3.73's for the 7.5 infact i have the summit part # RMG-4900431

Metal Matt
04-08-2005, 12:58 PM
richmond gear makes 3.73's for the 7.5 infact i have the summit part # RMG-4900431

Awesome. Thank you very much.

thundergrowl
04-08-2005, 01:08 PM
My Ranger has 4.10s. Doesn't that have a 7.5 also?

V8Demon
04-08-2005, 01:21 PM
http://store.summitracing.com/default.asp?target=/egnsearch.asp&N=400137

Metal Matt
04-08-2005, 01:40 PM
Hey Thundergrowl, I love the stance of the car in your sig. :cool:

Also, thanks for that link Paul. You guys rock.

TurboCoupe50
04-08-2005, 05:32 PM
The Aerostars often have 7.5s with 3.73 or 4.10 gears. My long '93 has the 4.10s while my shortie '88 has 3.73s.