Originally Posted by Freshmeat
The Mark 8.8 is going to be wider than your stock rear- almost guaranteed. You should have leaf springs in the back right now, unless you've done a coilover conversion. The Mark suspension swap would be a huge pain in the ass.
If I can, I'd recommend you pass on those parts and find ways to upgrade your stock components to do as you like.
No offense at all, but a conversion that dramatic is one of those things that if you need to ask, you're probably better off finding an easier route. Trust me- I've had many failed projects because they were out of my league and I couldn't complete them.
thanks for the heads up. i figured i'd try to salvage the diff, at least, for now and possibly the shafts. i actuallly dont even have the suspension parts, i just wasn't thinkin clearly when i titled this thread. it's more the rear end.
i was hoping to be able to use the shafts at the very least to save myself about a grand on converting the rear to disc and 5 lug. i'm pickin up the front disc kit and have the parts from the mark VIII to mount in the rear, if they can. well, i'll just have to see this weekend.
i am going out for knee surgery (BOTH knees and one at a time!) before too long and i'm just lookin to find out anything i can do to this car that will help me bide my time while i'm healin. i don't wanna turn into a lazy couch potato! plus, not doing ANYTHING for (aprox) 18 months will drive me past insane!!!!!