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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderbirdSport302 View Post
    Yes, the complete rear from any V8 Mustang '94 to '98 will work. You'll want to avoid the '99-'04 rears as the axles are longer, though the rear housing itself is identical. Alternatively, you could use a rear from a '99 up and simply throw in ANY axles from a '94 to 98 Mustang, regardless of it being a 7.5" or an 8.8 rear...the axle shafts themselves are dimensionally identical save for the extra inch or so on the '99 up models.
    Actually the 99-04 housing are wider.
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    ^ thanks for the speedy response, and yea mr mackin had his centerlines widened in the backspacing, i was just concerned if he needed any special work to put a 325 tire out back in the body... a fox mustang nearly requires a tub to fit all that meat back there. as for the brakes, im gonna do some lightweight aerospace brakes eventually and im pretty talented so im not too intimidated by custom brake lines. thanks for the info, looks like this is gonna be a fun project.
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    I had 275/60's on my 87 bird with very little rub on a maxed out bump. I thing a smaller then 28" tire would fit fine, and i don't think a 275/50 would rub at all. With a bit it work in sure 325's could fit, but i think that is pushing it a bit.
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