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Stock rear end with a 5.0L?

Old 06-25-2018, 03:41 PM
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Default Stock rear end with a 5.0L?

Ive got all pretty much all of the parts I need to start my swap now, minus the cooling system, and the rear end. Iím trying to do this whole swap for under $10K, and so far, Iím well under that budget.

I was considering just running the stock rear end for a while, and getting a spare rear subframe and then just swapping it out one day once I get the rear end I want setup in it. Probably going to go with an 8.8 in the end though.

I know the gearing isnít ideal and Ill be pulling some higher than Id want revs at cruising speed on the interstate, but I hardly ever take the car out of town, so I can deal with that for a while.

I also am using a pretty much stock 5.0 from a Ď94 Mustang GT, so the power output wont be too much more than a standard turbo Miata. Ive seen people run 300HP on the stock rear ends with some of these turbo builds. I dont plan on running that much until I get the 8.8 in.

What kind of modifications will I need to do to the stock rear end since Ill be eliminating the PPF? And is there anyway I can get a driveshaft made so that I dont have the staked u-joints on it? I know I can get the rear of the factory shaft welded onto the one from my door car, but Ill still have that staked u-joint, and I want some that I can service.
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