Ive read many threads about an lsc rear end swap but cant keep everything straight but I have an 89 LX Hatch that's originally a 2.3 but im swapping a 5.0 into it and a 90 lsc as my parts car. What exactly do you have to do to be able to run the 8.8 from the lsc in a fox? Im going to be running coilovers and I have 00' cobra r wheels 18x9.5 that I can run on it to help with back spacing but idk how well it will help. I also have a 4.0 ranger that i can use the axles from if it comes down to it but what will that take to swap into the 89 too? Can i also use the front brakes from the lsc too? I havent found anything about that yet either.
to make it work with those cobra wheels more than likely youll need to flip the caliper brackets.. get stock length axles and all that. then youll need the foxbody brake hard lines and the V8 center brake hose and bracket. along with the brake likes from the firewall back to the bracket
You can flare and add line to go over to the left side under the car. You may have to cut the brake line bracket off the car and rivet it or weld it on the mustang. Since you have everything the swap should be a lot easier.
The 4.0 ranger axles won't fit ( I don't think )....however, sn95 axles may fit. Not 109%
My car has a cobra IRS and I found the best fitting wheels are from 09 and up 50mm backspacing.
The rear housing in the LSC should be the same length of as a fox. The axles are longer for disc brakes. You could ( technically ) put the 7.5 rear axles in the 8.8 housing.....swapping backing plates, drums, and such. Don't know why anyone would do that.
The mounting points for the rear control arms ate ( supposedly ) a little tiny bit different.