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Differences between a 7.5" (3.8 L) & 8.8" (5.0 L/SC) Rear End

I'm in the process of swapping out the 7.5" rear for an 8.8". Aside from the halfshafts and the rear end unit itself, are there other parts such as the suspension parts or other parts associated with the IRS that I should swap out of the 7.5" for the 8.8" equivalent? I'm also going to be swapping SC calipers. Is it true that the SC halfshafts are stronger than Sport (5.0 L) halfshafts? Thanks for the help
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And . . .

Would any 8.8" rear swap from any T-bird between 89-97 into a 1990?
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Aside from the halfshafts and the rear end unit itself, are there other parts such as the suspension parts or other parts associated with the IRS that I should swap out of the 7.5" for the 8.8" equivalent?
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I'm also going to be swapping SC calipers. Is it true that the SC halfshafts are stronger than Sport (5.0 L) halfshafts?
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Ha Ha

Thanks for the brutally simple yet efficient answers to my questions guys. Much appreciated . . .
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