is there any truth to this that you can swap a ford mustang rear end to a thunderbird as easy as just bolt in
Only the Cobra IRS, for certain values of "just bolt in".
And why? On a 5.0HO, until you're pushing power levels that'll split blocks routinely, the 28 spline should be quite adequate. About all the Cobra gets you is 31 spline. Which changing the spline count would also call for new half shafts ...
Well, with a cobra subframe swap, you can get IRS on the Mach 1 without worrying about making brackets. Do like I did and sell the New Edge, keep IRS in the bird and never look back. That GT I had was clean but it sucked. I did get beat by it on my bday though. It ran a best of 14.9 and I ran a 15.3 even though I beat it to the end. I was getting hella wheel spin. I cant wait to destroy this thing later with gears. Beating new edge stangs used to make me feel so good
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There was a guy here in TN tht did a solid axle swap on a tbird. Never actually met the guy but he's on the tn mustang forums. Supposedly did it to loose some weight, I don't think he was happy with it tho. Sold it a while back IIRC