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What parts are unique to the 88 that won't fit the earlier models? by Nextel dude
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Report this Post01-17-2018 08:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Nextel dudeSend a Private Message to Nextel dudeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I want to start stocking up on hard to find stuff for future needs on my 88.

What parts are unique to the 88 that won't fit the earlier models? Brakes, suspension, etc.

I know the cradle but am unsure about the brakes and suspension parts.

Thanks

Chuck

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Report this Post01-17-2018 09:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
There are major differences and there are small differences. Even the engines are different, so your best bet would be to look for a parts car just like yours.
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Front cradle and everything attached to it.
Rear cradle and suspension (except struts)
Entire braking system
Under-car coolant tubes
Spaceframe is different in regards to front cradle mounting area
Alternator
Exhaust crossover, downpipe
No provisions for trunk blower
Gen 2 headlights and controller
Oil pressure gage in aux gage pod
Beechwood (brown) interior pieces
Dot matrix cluster trims

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Report this Post01-17-2018 10:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Some more not so obvious items:
Flywheel or flexplate
Crankshaft
Fuel injector harness
Y pipe
Down pipe to include everything from the flange to the exhaust tip.
Rear sway bar
Front sway bar?
Front motor mount
87 and 88 has an evap canister in the right rear fenderwell near the battery
Fuel tank is larger
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Report this Post01-17-2018 11:19 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Nextel dudeSend a Private Message to Nextel dudeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
hey guys thanks for the replies so far. I will make a list of items and see what I can come up with
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I believe the wheel bearings are also 88 specific? and perhaps the coolant crossover line?

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Only the front hubs, and they are 'attached to the front cradle'....

The crossover pipes only differ manual trans vs. auto trans
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Report this Post01-17-2018 04:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofrenzyClick Here to Email fierofrenzySend a Private Message to fierofrenzyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
What about the steering wheel horn paddles ? Aren't they 88 only ?
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The gen 2 headlight motors are 87 as well.

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Oh and larger fuel tank is for 87 and 88
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Report this Post01-17-2018 06:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by fierofrenzy:

What about the steering wheel horn paddles ? Aren't they 88 only ?


The 'Rally' steering wheel was 86 and 87 also.
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lumbar seat
map pocket
door pockets
headlight motors are shared with 87
inner wheel well liners


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If it is a GT or Formula.... Front wheels (1 year only)

I made sure I saved a couple of them.

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Report this Post01-18-2018 10:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Nextel dudeSend a Private Message to Nextel dudeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Hey everyone thanks for the great list of parts. Hopefully others will have benefited from this list.
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Fuel injector harness



Some V6 88s have a different (square) connector on the FI harness. Some have the flat connector that the earlier V6 cars had. All of the flat connector harnesses are interchangeable.
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Report this Post01-19-2018 07:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for qwikgtaClick Here to Email qwikgtaSend a Private Message to qwikgtaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
some more:
88 had a unique ground wire attached to the rear deck lid b/c the panel is inside the lid vs. bolted to it.
Different off-set for the front rims. (unique color)
Seat material/pattern is unique to 88.

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Report this Post01-20-2018 01:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jetsnvettes2000Send a Private Message to jetsnvettes2000Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
coolant pipes both sides front to back.
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