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So turns out the rear end I had my eye on :)D) is apparently out of a ford explorer not a mustang. Will an 8.8 out of a 2000 explorer bolt up to our cars??
 

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So turns out the rear end I had my eye on :)D) is apparently out of a ford explorer not a mustang. Will an 8.8 out of a 2000 explorer bolt up to our cars??
Nope. Will need to be modded.
  • Explorers use leaf springs - Stangs have coil springs
  • The Mustang uses upper and lower control arms. The upper control arms attach to the pumpkin and the lowers attach to the axle and contain the spring perch.
  • Shock locations are different.
You'll be doing some hefty welding to make it work and not worth it. Best bet is to find a trashed 99-04 GT.

Mustang rear:




Explorer Rear:
 

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like i said in your other post you made about this, the only thing you can use from the explorer rear end is the diff
 

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Thanks for all the responses guys.. @F8L I made my own post before I realized there was another out there already similar
 

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no prob man. i saw the other one way before this one
 

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Nope. Will need to be modded.
  • Explorers use leaf springs - Stangs have coil springs
  • The Mustang uses upper and lower control arms. The upper control arms attach to the pumpkin and the lowers attach to the axle and contain the spring perch.
  • Shock locations are different.
You'll be doing some hefty welding to make it work and not worth it. Best bet is to find a trashed 99-04 GT.

Mustang rear:




Explorer Rear:


holy beefcakes fordman that explorer its jackedddd! :D
 
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