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another n/a 2.3l and turbo 2.3l comparison

Discussion in '2.3L / Big Block Ford / Other Engine Tech' started by Ramiro Torres, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. Ramiro Torres

    Ramiro Torres New Member

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    Hi everyone been a while since i was here. Last time i had a 5.0 swap in my mind now im leaning towards turbo 2.3l.I know this has been talked about over and over and i got the whole thing behind the engine but what i cant find any info on is what is the difference in suspension, driveshaft, rear end and that sort of info between n/a and turbo 2.3l stangs and thunderbirds? Can someone tell me please?
     
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  2. Ramiro Torres

    Ramiro Torres New Member

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    Some one with knowledge of differences can you give me info please?
     
  3. Blown347

    Blown347 Moderator Staff Member

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    The only thing i know is definitely different are rear brakes. the t-birds got turbo coupe brakes and SVOs got rear discs as well. someone may chime in with something else but i believe they're pretty much identical other then the rear brakes.
     
  4. Ramiro Torres

    Ramiro Torres New Member

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    So rear end and drive saft and suspension are tbe same
     
  5. Blown347

    Blown347 Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes both the SVO and 4 cyl LX's had 7.5" rear ends, although SVOs came with either a 3.45 or 3.73 rear gear. and the same driveshaft (5 speed driveshaft, the N/A 2.3l automatic driveshaft is a different length) The SVOs front control arms are different as well, but that is negligible and undesired because the ball joints in the SVO arms are not replaceable. The SVO also came from the factory with Koni adjustable shocks and struts, but the mounting locations are the same. The SVO came standard as a 5 lug too, so that's something to consider, but the front rotors are still compatible with the 4 cylinder, like the lincoln 5 lug rotors.
     
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