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Anyone installed aluminum differential cover on your Mustang?

I have a 2014 Mustang V6 6-spd, and plan to installed the GT500 style aluminum differential cover. Not sure if I would need a new Panbar in order for them to fit?

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This Ford Racing cover will fit with nothing else needed...

Steeda 1986-13 Mustang Finned Style Differential Cover w/ Fill/Drain Plugs 555-8143 - Free Shipping!


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Thank you. This is what I bought:
Ford Racing Finned Mustang Differential Cover - 8.8in M-4033-KA (86-14 V8; 11-14 V6, Excludes IRS) - Free Shipping M-4033-KA

Any idea if it will fit?



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Yeah, its the same cover. Why'd you go there and pay $50 more for the same thing?

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Thank you, Man.

The reasons I bought that one are:
1. It is the Shelby GT500 OEM part, with openings for cooling line, or a differential temperature gauge sensor.
2. It cost only $99 with free shipping on ebay



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Yeah, its the same cover. Why'd you go there and pay $50 more for the same thing?

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Thank you, Man.

The reasons I bought that one are:
1. It is the Shelby GT500 OEM part, with openings for cooling line, or a differential temperature gauge sensor.
2. It cost only $99 with free shipping on ebay

Nice find! Its also OEM for the Boss and Boss LS. Enjoy!

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I have the FRPP 4033G and it bolts right up.
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I also have the FRPP cover and there was no problems.


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Thank you, Man.

The reasons I bought that one are:
1. It is the Shelby GT500 OEM part, with openings for cooling line, or a differential temperature gauge sensor.
2. It cost only $99 with free shipping on ebay

Nice find! As mentioned above, this diff cover will fit without any modifications. It's a nice solution to keep the gear oil cooler during hot days at the track.

Enjoy!

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Thank you all for the comments, folks.

Another question, if I use the Redline full synthetic stuff, do I still need to add friction modifier? What harm will it do, if it does not need, and I add it anyway? Thanks.

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I hope your not changing the cover just to change the fluid.

I was thinking about getting a cover at ~75k miles to do a fluid change, but my trac lok clutchpacks are dead at 48k miles, so I guess I don't need a cover if the clutches die before I would bother to do a simple drain and fill.

GT500 Carbon fiber clutchpacks are in the mail.

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I am changing it, because I heard it is better in cooling. So you are saying it is not worth it for a V6? Please elaborate. I might reconsider. Thanks.

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I hope your not changing the cover just to change the fluid.

I was thinking about getting a cover at ~75k miles to do a fluid change, but my trac lok clutchpacks are dead at 48k miles, so I guess I don't need a cover if the clutches die before I would bother to do a simple drain and fill.

GT500 Carbon fiber clutchpacks are in the mail.

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I notice that there is a vent on top of the aluminum cover. Should I plug it, using the bolt coming with it? The stock cover doesn't have a vent, so I assume there is already a vent somewhere else?

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Only questionable installs really with our cars is with convertibles as there are some differences with sway bar size, etc.

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