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Old 09-08-2010, 09:21 PM   #1
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i want to get gears for my v6 96' stang. i want to go with the 3.73. what else is completely neccisary with the gears to buy. americanmuscle is telling me to buy like 10 things.
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Re: gears

also do the gears have to be 7.5 for a v6 or do i want 8.8
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V6 mustangs have the 7.5 rear end and gt's have 8.8 rear end, as far as stuff that is needed if your car has over 60K get the bearing kit I believe it is 74.99 from AM, also it's not necessay, but an excellent upgrade is a traction-loc, but once again you don't need that to change gears
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so don't buy 8.8s. i cant find traction-loc for 7.5
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No don't buy the 8.8, the traction loc gives the car the ability to apply power to both rear wheels instead of your normal one tire burn-out, here is the link Ford Racing 7.5" 28 Spline Traction - LOK Limited Slip Differential at AmericanMuscle.com - Free Shipping!
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for gears buy ford racing if you can find them as they are least likley to whine. Motive and Richmond are known to be great gears, they just whine more.

Dont buy used, buy a traction lok with gears as its the same basic amount of work.

By the time you sum it all up you can probably find an 8.8 GT rear end with 3.73 gears already in it (with tlok unit) for around the same price.

the 7.5 rear end you have now is ok but weak if you plan to EVER take it to the track. They are known for breaking Tlok spider gears very easily... so that in itself would be the reason I would go with an 8.8 rear end.

94-98 and 99-04 both work fine but the 99-04 sticks out a tad more (like.75 inches per side)
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Find Tom's Differential he has Trac Locks for 7.5's.
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