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im gay as hell
05-31-2005, 03:02 PM
will a pair of used stock Ford 8.8" 28 spline axles with Moroso 3" stud fit a 87 t bird with a 7.5 rear end

when i see the shafts for sale some of them say its for 7.5/8.8 what i want to know is if they are interchangeable axle shafts but it doesnt say for what year its for

im gay as hell
05-31-2005, 03:21 PM
or will capri shafts fit 79 to93

05-31-2005, 04:06 PM
they *fit*, but the wheel will be tucked in 3/4 of an inch farther in the wheel well than they already are

Thunder Chicken
05-31-2005, 05:54 PM
...which will also result in your brake drums no longer fitting. You'll need the drums and backing plates from the Capri as well. The 7.5"/8.8" axles are interchangeable, so if you find a set of T-Bird axles from an 8.8 they'll fit.

06-08-2005, 07:22 PM
Yes, but a factory 8.8 in a Cougar might be hard to find. From what I understand the vast majority of fox cars came with 7.5 differentials.

I spent two hours this morning pulling an 8.8 assembly out of a Mark VII LSC at a junkyard (to replace my Cougar's 7.5).