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Old 10-13-2016, 09:34 PM
cmw063095 cmw063095 is offline
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Default 1980 ford courier 2.3l rear end size?

I need to know what size rear end is in my 1980 ford courier 2.3l. I built a super 4, 2.3l with 350+hp and it needs a locker and beefed axle or would it be better to use an 8.8 mustang rear end
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Old 12-31-2016, 12:17 PM
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It had some kind of Toyo Koygo Mazda Japanese crap in it with the drop out third member like a Toyota axle. Wasn't even Ford parts, they were all Mazda built and occasionally Ford dropped a 2.3 in it as an upgraded option.

My dad had a 76 with the 2.0, we just recently sold it, that was the first year for the 5 speed.

Could swap it out with a 7.5 or even a Ford 8.8. They're tiny trucks so maybe a smaller Toyota axle would hold better.


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