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Thread: Any 9" bolt-in options for 85 turbobird?

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    cobra rear, my bad

    https://youtu.be/5KwyBnX4UBw
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
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    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
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    Here's how hard it is on a fox stang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
    Hooligans!
    1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
    lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

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    C-clip eliminators suck at best. So why not just put 9" ends on an 8.8 housing and call it a day? You are going to order axles anyway so this would eliminate the c-clips. An SN95 Mustang 8.8 will bolt right into a Fox Bird and is the right width.

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    I'm actually taking a good look at this setup http://www.quickperformance.com/QP-1...ge_p_4015.html

    I've already got the 28spline lightweight spooled center section with 6.0 gears. I've already got the disk brakes. Compared to buying a disk brake 8.8, finding gears and spool, 9" ends And new shafts, plus the labor to set up/weld in the ends, cost wise likely similar but if i want to switch gears in the future, 9' is the way to go
    85 former turbo bird, circle track fodder. soon to be 11:1 351w, t5, spooled 6.0 geared 9" out back

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