will this rear fit

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  1. 93PONY

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    will the rear axel from a 1970 mustang bolt up under my 93?
     
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    Uh.....no.

    1970 Mustang = Leaf Spring
    1993 Mustang = Unequal length control arms and coil springs.

    1970 Mustang = Big fat car w/ wide rear end
    1993 Mustang = Much narrower on both counts

    Way to many Fox length 8.8's out there that bolt right up to be messing with an 8 or 9 inch. Besides, it takes more power to work the ring and pinion of a 9 inch than it does a 7.5 or 8.8 due to the position of the pinion gear in relation to the ring gear. It's that same relation that makes the 9 inch as strong as it is. In the 4cyl, world, turbo or not , a 7.5 will do, and an 8.8 in most applications is overkill.
     
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    thanks, i was just wondering cus i had one laying around, guess ill just sell it
     
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