2.3l Rear End Swap?

Discussion in '2.3L (N/A & Turbo) Tech' started by lexus6798, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. Will a 96-98 8.8 rear be a direct swap fro my 93 lx 2.3l?
  2. Not really. It will be wider, for one thing. Why do you want to put in an 8.8? Unless your car is Turbo charged you will never break an 7.5 with an N/A 2.3L.
  3. The 8.8 is just a start. I plan on having around 600 rwhp when finished. Just want to go ahead and do the rear now so I can purchase the rims I want.
  4. You can use the housing, just get a set of fox width 5 lug axles, and use North Racecars caliper brackets to mount the brakes. Then your wheels won't be skateboarded out of the wheelwells. Housings are the same, axles are wider to accomodate the exciter rings for abs. Hope this helps. I've got a turbo coupe rear under my 93 coupe. I still need to get the right axles and north racecars brackets for it.
  5. Okay, thanks for the help.