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2001 7.5 Rear End Swap Questions

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Old 07-10-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default 2001 7.5 Rear End Swap Questions

Hey guys i am new to the forum and i have been thinking about swapping out the gears in my v6 mustang the thing is i really want to switch to an 8.8 rear end because my dad insists it will be easier for us to work on and that way i have my old rear end to switch back to when winter comes around as it is my daily driver

but anyways to the question i was wondering if i could fit a 94-98 rear end in my 01 because i cannot find any reasonably priced 99-04 8.8 rear ends within 115 km radius of where i live also my car has ABS so id i could do the switch would i need to find a rear end with abs?

i have seen tons of posts about guys putting 99-04 rear ends in their 94-98 mustangs but none the other way around so i was wondering can i do it without making any major modifications and also if you guys have any suggestion about what gears should put in i would appreciate your input i drive a 2001 automatic mustang v6 with ABS

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Old 07-12-2014, 10:37 AM   #2
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The 94-98 rear housing will fit. The only issue you will have is it will be narrower than your current rear

Yes you will need abs axles in the new rear

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Old 07-13-2014, 01:15 PM   #3
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Bingo, the 99-04 rear is wider than the 94-98 rear. Wheels will sink in a bit but it will fit. You can compensate this issue with spacers. And as stated you will need to use ABS axles.

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Old 07-13-2014, 01:54 PM   #4
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I allways recommend rebuilding what you have with gears and a Detroit true trac, not a fan of taking time/money to swap someone else's headache into my car

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