How to install rear end gears, and more! read on.
Time and time again people ask if it is difficult to install a set of gears in their Mustangs. Especially the 8.8 variety. Well if you pick up the lastest issue of 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords, there on page 92 is a very good illustration on how it is done. Titled Booty Overhaul, they install a new rear gear along with a Torsen T-2 differential. Carefully examine all of the photo's and pay attention to the tools required and method of how it is done properly. It's all reletive to experience and equipment, I'll let you readers be the judge of that.
Another interesting story is that they dyno a bone stock 93 Mustang and install a supercharger with everything else that should go with it and post the results. Then they take it off and do a step by step build up of a N/A set up. They start with the basics and record every install with a dyno reading. Some of the facts had me thinking of how to attack my own engine. Some im glad that they have done the leg work for me.
As with any project, I always try and get as much information as I can before I get knee deep into it and get all fustrated. It is nice to know what the HP and torque gains are for specific add ons. Then there's the hidden horsepower in the tune up of you ECU.
As one racer's quote states " the trick is in the tweak"
I like that one!!!