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Discussion in 'Fox-Body Cobras' started by brow0991, Jun 2, 2017.

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  1. brow0991

    brow0991 New Member

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    I'm looking to upgrade my 7.5" rear end and change to disc brakes but I want to stay with 4 lugs. I found a craigslist ad for a "1993 Cobra rear end including breaks" The guy swears it's out of a 93 cobra and it does have 10 1/4" 4 lug disc brakes which I think is correct; but he says it has 3.55 gears and the pic of the axle tag says it came with 2.73 gears and a limited-slip. I though the cobras came with 3.08 gears. I did some research and the number on the tag (S215C) leads me to believe it is out of a 00-01 mustang but how does it have 4 lug axles then? On the other hand its date code is 3E12; what is he really selling and will it still work for what I'm trying to do, if so what should I pay for it. BTW I need to drive 6 hours round trip to pick it up. 01111_7hdAxgXbGN_1200x900.jpg 5811.jpeg 5814.jpeg
     
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    IronSnake Permanently apathetic Established Member

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    Nope. It appears to be a Turbocoupe rearend. Which is arguably the same.

    Your biggest indicator is the brake lines on the housing. Anything 98 and newer have the brake hoses on the body. Second, 2.73's became scant in the later years to the point of being non-existent. Looks to me like a Turbocoupe rear end or just a generic 8.8 out of a mustang with Turbocoupe brakes.
     
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    ashleyroachclip Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Turbo coupe rear end is a very good upgrade.
    The 4 cylinder does not have enough torque to wear out the clutches , and will last well in a v8 car.
    The 3.55 gear set is almost perfect .
     
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    I bought the rear end, I got it for $400. I think it is a 93 mustang rear end with upgraded ring and pinion (3.55), and Turbo Coupe Brakes with an adaptor bracket to use the stock axles. I thought I read somewhere that you could tell the difference from a mustang axle and a turbo coupe by the length of the quad shock, supposedly the turbo coupe's is supposed to be shorter. Anybody know this for sure? And if so do you know the lengths of the two?
     

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