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  1. Classic Tech
    Hello All, I have not posted on here in YEARS due to college but now that's behind me and I'm working on the mustang again. I had the recent displeasure of my engine dropping a valve and ruining the motor. I now have the whole drivetrain out and am working on what to do for my rear end. I...
  2. Classic Tech
    I just put an explorer 8.8 under my 1966 mustang and everything is installed except I haven't welded the spring perches on yet. I used brand new explorer shock plates and new u bolts. The car has new mid-eye leaf springs and the tire pressures are the same on both sides. The passenger side of...
  3. 5.0L Tech
    I have found a guy on Craigslist claiming he has a T/C rear end for sale that he ordered back in 1995 and then never used it. but the pic of the rear end looks like a standard mustang rear end with drum brakes. So my question is did the T/C's only come with disk in the rear or did they have drum...
  4. V6 Tech
    Hello i recently got in a little accident and bent my rear hub and now i need to replace the whole shaft. But i figure this could be a blessing in disguise. Cuz i have been wanting to do an 8.8 gt swap for a while. And the local salvage yard has two 96 mustang gt axle assembly's with housing and...
  5. 2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech
    So I was browsing Craigslist today and I came across a powdercoated 8.8 rear end housing with welded axle tubes, relocation brackets and new polyurethane bushings taken off a 05-09 gt for $150, The only problem is I have 4.10 gears and an aluminum driveshaft sitting in my garage because I've...
  6. 5.0L Tech
    My 5.0 is running 10 mph behind. I changed my rear end to an 8.8 inch rear end a while back. How can I get it make to normal and accurate? Thanks in advance.
  7. V6 Tech
    Many said I was crazy to try to complete this swap for my car, but now it's done... behold the 8.8 Rear End Swap! The 8.8 rear end from a 2001 Ford Mustang GT The rear coated with Eastwood Rust Encapsulator The old 7.5 out All mounted up and working So here's why i did it... 8.8 rear ends...
  8. V6 Tech
    So I got an SCT tuner for my 1998 V6. So far it has a CAI and 245/45/R17 tires. I will be doing underdrive pulley's and changing to an 8.8 rear keeping the stock 3.27 gears I know after the rear end swap I'll need to program my computer so the speedometer will work right, however the...
  9. 5.0L Tech
    i currently have my 88 gt roller :bigthumbsup how ever no motor no tranny no drive shaft and now i relized i also got it with no rear gears =[ so i was trying to move it and of corse i didnt know it didnt have rear gears soooo the axcels were coming out of the rear and i was unable to move it...
  10. 2.3L Tech
    hi everyone I had another question will a 8.8 posi rear end from a 5.0 bolt on and drive good on a 1991 2.3l 5-speed. I heard that the 2.3 or its tranny wouldnt be enough power for the 8.8 rear? idk Any help would be great? thankx!
  11. Classic Talk
    Hey guys I have recently been contemplating doing the common 8.8 Explorer rear end swap into my 66 (inline six currently building a 351W). I have found countless threads on how to do it, which is great. The purpose of my thread is to get feed back from those who have actually done the swap, I...
  12. 2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech
    So through research I found out I want to swap my stock rear end (3.31 7.5 inch) to the 3.73 8.8" rear end. I will probably give it to my mechanic to do it. Do i just need the gears? Also i want to make my differential limited slip (to stop the one wheel peel), what else do i need to do to...
  13. Classic Tech
    I found this on craigslist and wanted to know if it would work in my mustang with no mods except for welding on spring perches. Any input is greatly appreicated. The text below is from the ad. 3.27 gears, good limited slip unit, out of an 88 Lincoln LSC
  14. V6 Tech
    I am the proud new owner of a gently used Auburn differential and am in need of some advice. I am keeping my gear ratio the same so the pinion is staying in. Do I just pull the axles back, remove the carrier bearings and swap diffs or is there more to it? Are there any parts or special tools...
  15. 5.0L Tech
    I have a 91 gt and i want to put in 3.73 gears. I sthis something I can do myself? Ive had a bunch of people say "dont even try it, and just as many that say its not that hard......any help would be great!!!!!
  16. 5.0L Tech
    Well lets start with the story... One day on a cold and snowy afternoon my son decides to split his head open, so after the ER visit and droping him off at home I head back to my home and run off the road and hit the curb destroying one of my cobra R's, then to top it off bent the axle on the...
  17. 2.3L Tech
    I have the 93' 4 cyl automatic with the one wheel peel. I was wanting to put in a 8.8 with posi. Can anyone tell me what 8.8's out of what cars I can use in my mule. I can hardly find 5.0 foxbodies in the yard so i'm wondering what else I can grab from. And I need it to be 4 lug that'll fit the...
  18. 2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech
    just got my new 8.8 axil in and i was wondering is there any sort of breaking in period i need to know about?
  19. V6 Tech
    on wet roads and other things. i have heard different things and wanted to make sure i just bought an 8.8
  20. 5.0L Talk
    When I was 16 I bought a 1984 mercury capri that had been hacked and mangled into an RS with a 5.0 AOD and what I thought was an 8.8 LS rear end. When I bought a rebuid kit on ebay I had problems beacuse there were no clutches in the rear end and it has 5 spings instead of one S-shaped spring...
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