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2002 mustang: rear end..have trac-lok and abs

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Will a 1996 8.8 mustang rear end fit in a 2002 mustang?
both have trac-lok and abs
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  DCM replied 11 years ago.
Yes it will fit, but check the ABS ring gears if the counts of the teeth are the same.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to DCM's Post: My question was more about the length than the abs ring gear.
The 1999 and up rear ends are 1.5" longer than the pre 99 units and I need to know if the unit will fit on my 2002 without adding wheel spacers or making any modifications to my car.
thank you
Expert:  DCM replied 11 years ago.
what you can do is pull out the rear end gear out of the housing, swap it with the one already installed on the car, that way you don't need any modification.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to DCM's Post: sorry perhaps I did not give enough information.
I can not swap any parts out of the 2002 rear end to the 1996 rear end as the housing flanges are not the same .
so without swapping any parts other than the whole rear end itself, I need to know if the unit from the 1996 will fit in my car with no rubbing.
thanks
Expert:  DCM replied 11 years ago.
Then you cannot swap them at all, it will ruin your rear suspention.

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