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Thread: 87 7.5inch to 8.8 inch swap

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    Default 87 7.5inch to 8.8 inch swap

    I want to swap the axle assembly on my 87 5.0 tbird from a 7.5 to an 8.8.

    i keep reading about people changing axles themselves so they can get a 5 lug pattern, but
    i want to change mine completely to a 8.8 and was wondering if a sn95 axle assembly bolts in or
    is there any mods that need to be done.

    i know the brakes will be different.

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    SN95 8.8 bolts right in. You'll have to change the brake hose and parking brake cables but that should be it.
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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    Thanks!!

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    As seen in the stick thread at the top of this section

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    See the spreadsheet for axle width info. Not all "SN-95" read ends are the same.
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