Rear Disc Brakes 8.8" -

5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang Technical discussions on 5.0 Liter Mustangs within. This does not include the 5.0 from the 2011 Mustang GT. That information is in the 2005-1011 section.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-17-2007, 08:52 PM   #1  
4th Gear Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DeRidder, Louisiana
Posts: 1,184
Default Rear Disc Brakes 8.8"

I bought an 8.8" from a friend of mine out of one of his junker cars and I took the brakes off of it because there was nothing left of them because he had allready robbed them of all parts except the backing plates. I went ahead and took the axles out and removed the backing plates and then stuck the rear end back together. I then got my rearend completely rebuilt with a new set of gears and all new bearings and such. Well I forgot to tell the guy who did the job not to stick the axles back in because I was going to hang it under my car with the new control arms and use my existing brakes off my rearend. Now that I have got my new rear all done and filled with oil and friction modofier, I didn't want to pull it back apart to put my brakes back on.

In saying all this, is there some kind of kit or swap from a later model car that I can get to put rear disc brakes on my 8.8"?
BlessedHellride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2007, 09:10 PM   #2  
3rd Gear Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Venice, FL
Posts: 912
Default RE: Rear Disc Brakes 8.8"

I dont think there is. I was upgrading my rear brakes to cobra rotors on my 94 vert back in october and I couldnt find any kits that were able to put the brakes on the way you are dscribing. I was lazy myself and I ended up taking the diff cover off and pulling the axles. If you dont want to buy more fluid to put in it and the fluid is New, I would clean any dirt and debree on teh axle housing. Than clean a drain pan and let all teh fluid drain into that pan and reuse that fluid.
ewgoetz is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2010 Mustang GT, Supercharged, 8700 miles, SE Pennsylvania Galactic Mustangs For Sale 9 03-30-2017 06:44 PM
72 Cobrajet, not a Mustang though SSRFUZZY Members Other Vehicles 6 01-06-2016 08:22 PM
Switching from 3.89 to 3.00 gears... musnicki Classic Mustang General Discussion 8 09-23-2015 07:11 AM
Cam and rear end gear questions Ryan Fitzpatrick New Member Area 3 09-14-2015 02:21 AM
Huge Savings from Lethal!(Whipple, McLeod, Kooks, & MUCH MORE..) Boostaddict Lethal Performance 2 09-08-2015 09:56 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.