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which one to buy 88/89 or 86/87 Starquest widebody

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Hello All,

Looking to buy a starion or conquest 88/89 or 86/87 widebody. But which is better to get. I am either looking to build a stock form to keep it original or buy one to 1J/2J swap. Yes to ends of the spectrum but if I find one in original form and its clean with a running motor then I would keep it original. On the other hand if I find a shell, I will just build a 2j swap.

I have built a 4G63 Chevy LUV so I know what a swap entails 🙂 Check it out if you want @buildingtheluv on Facebook or 4G63LUV on IG. Or on dsmtuners https://www.dsmtuners.com/threads/78-chevy-luv-build-w-4g63t.513590/

So my question is... Would any year work? which years are better ect? both interior and exterior? I know SHP came after 88, but is wider wheels and stock adjustable suspension worth it? The rear ends any different between years?

Hopefully to find one near Washington state.



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86/87 widebody have 4-bolt axles. Not as strong as 6-bolt. 86 has manual seatbelts.  87 has auto belts. 

88/89 widebody has 6-bolt axles. Auto belts.   The SHP trim came with adjustable suspension (non-functional 34years later) and wider wheels.  

if you’re going for a swap and plan on launching it often, you can upgrade to DSS axles made for 800whp. (Driveshaft Shop)

if you aren’t launching; the 4-bolt and 6-bolt will hold up to a lot of power with no issues.  

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