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1badcougar
05-01-2005, 06:59 PM
When drag racing today and blew the 7.5 rear. What cars can I get an 8.8 out of to fit my 87 cougar? I don't want to go to 5 lug. I thought that I read that the SN95 rear has the same legnth axles. Is this true? Can I put my 4 lug axle in it and use the turbo coupe discs?

TurboCoupe50
05-01-2005, 08:12 PM
Why not just find a '87-'88 TC rear and get the 8.8, discs, a decent gear ratio, and the Traction-Lock all at one shot??

Bob
05-01-2005, 09:15 PM
Why not just find a '87-'88 TC rear and get the 8.8, discs, a decent gear ratio, and the Traction-Lock all at one shot??

nahh... its easier to buy a sn-95 rear and convert it to a tc rear. What you need to do is buy the sn-95 rear and buy a tc rear so it's easier to swap over the parts :rolleyes: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin: :rollin:

Yeah it would be better to just buy the tc rear plus you can put the quad shocks on... and I would think they would be cheaper...

Nate
05-02-2005, 12:34 AM
i got a tc rear with 3.73s in it if your interested.

baylensman
05-02-2005, 09:10 AM
try to find an '88 XR7 it's worth a little drive if you can find one. they are 8.8 posi's with the larger 10 drums. and a direct bolt in otherwise

zpyro
05-03-2005, 04:07 AM
yeah if you find a rear with drum brakes it will be easier/cheaper than one with discs, simply because you won't have to change any of the brake parts. putting the TC rear into my stang, I had to get a 94-95 gt master cylinder, 3-2 port conversion, adjustable proportioning valve, prop. valve plug, rear line adapters, and you're supposed to replace the e-brake cables as well.

1badcougar
05-03-2005, 05:58 AM
I have found an 8.8 with drum brakes and 3.55 gears out of a mustang, which I'm going to jump on. This is one of the cheaper prices that I had been quoted locally.

Nate
05-03-2005, 09:35 AM
yeah, if it has drums im guessing its a fox mustang rite? that narrower track width will let you run some big meat back their. like nick. big meat lol...

Blown306Cougar
05-03-2005, 03:15 PM
yeah, if it has drums im guessing its a fox mustang rite? that narrower track width will let you run some big meat back their. like nick. big meat lol...

:D :D :D

295/50/15's :D

1badcougar
05-03-2005, 08:49 PM
:D :D :D

295/50/15's :D

I had the same size tire under our cougar with the factory 7.5 rear and axles on 15 x 10 Weld wheels. I had to put rubber blocks in the springs to keep the tires from bitting the lip in the fenders under a twist.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/1/web/229000-229999/229690_5_full.jpg

As you can see belowis the result of my 7.5" rear that didn't stay together. On Sunday we went drag racing for a memorial race for a friend that died in a car accident 3 years ago. After spinning of the line on the first run, I decided to drop the air pressure to 20lbs in hope of getting a little traction. This had happen on my second time run. I don't believe the car moved even the slightest fraction on an inch. Here are a few pictures that I had taken after pulling the cover to see what broke.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/1/web/229000-229999/229690_27_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/1/web/229000-229999/229690_28_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/1/web/229000-229999/229690_29_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/1/web/229000-229999/229690_30_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/1/web/229000-229999/229690_31_full.jpg
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/1/web/229000-229999/229690_32_full.jpg
I guess you can say that I got it to hook a little too hard.

fastbird86
05-03-2005, 11:13 PM
OOh! That looks pretty :rollin:

TurboCoupe50
05-04-2005, 02:41 AM
OOh! That looks pretty :rollin:
Yea.. Now you have a idea whats gonna happen when you put some sticky tires on your Bird...

Snatchrick
05-04-2005, 04:31 AM
I have a turbo coupe rearend for sale also. $200 takes it.

1badcougar
05-04-2005, 07:16 AM
I have a turbo coupe rearend for sale also. $200 takes it.
Where are you located?

Snatchrick
05-05-2005, 10:04 PM
Westeren pennsylvania.