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Old 03-27-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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7.5 rear end

Had anyone done anything to their 7.5? I'm looking to get a t-lok and some gears and would like some input or warnings from someone that's done it.
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I got a Ford used tlock I like it. And I installed myself but would say get a new one.
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Im doing the install myself also, I was wondering if the t loks come with all the bearings and stuff needed, also the 200 ford racing one is prety decent right?
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Yes depends on your driving style and what mods you have. It's not the easiest job like its a simple bolt in but takes about 3 hours and a lot of doing everything right.
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Re: 7.5 rear end

We can still get Ford Racing gear sets from Stangmods.com as apposed to Motive or Richmond gear sets. It's a preference, I selected FRPP 3.73 gears and a Motive bearing rebuild kit. Great stuff, super quiet, quality gears.
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Well ford racing has a whole kit on stangmods with the Tlok, 3.73s, all the bearings, and performance friction modifier for 500 that I was thinking of getting, you guys know anything about it?
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Re: 7.5 rear end

ive done it, works fine the key here is do gears at the same time (same basic amount of work overall) and make SURE its done right else you can get whine or a messed up rear end
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If you add gears get a good shop to do it
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Re: 7.5 rear end

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Well ford racing has a whole kit on stangmods with the Tlok, 3.73s, all the bearings, and performance friction modifier for 500 that I was thinking of getting, you guys know anything about it?
That is the exact one I purchased. The Mustang shop installed and told me before hand that they really push customers to come in with Ford gears to help eliminate any chance of gear whining. But, thats just their opinion.
Anyway, yeah, that kit had it all and I too HIGHLY recomend you take it to your specialized Mustang shop. Great kit!!
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What did that install cost? Im wanting the same kit
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What did that install cost? Im wanting the same kit
I got quoted $750 for the whole job :/ but ik the shop that will do it is excellent and does great work so it will pay off! Now should I just build my 7.5 rear end or buy and build a 8.8 rear end?? I'm stuck between the two :/ I've heard some bad storys about the 7.5 rear end.....
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Well i have Cai,tuner,exhaust,intake spacer,jmod,control arms,lowering springs,sway bars. With a tlock in my stock 7.5 and no break so far but its up to you
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Well i have Cai,tuner,exhaust,intake spacer,jmod,control arms,lowering springs,sway bars. With a tlock in my stock 7.5 and no break so far but its up to you
Im just worried of i get a posi and 4.10's
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The 8.8 is stronger but if your worried of breaking you can get a locker in a 7.5 and 4:10 gear. This summer I'm going to add gears and a driveshaft
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The 8.8 is stronger but if your worried of breaking you can get a locker in a 7.5 and 4:10 gear. This summer I'm going to add gears and a driveshaft
A locker? You mean a posi right???
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Well its close to the same but different. The Ford tlock uses clutches when your tire slips. A locker will lock your tires to make both tires spin. I seen people who turbo and supercharger use them and no problems so its up to you. I went with a tlock I'm not going to break it and plus it was cheaper
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Well its close to the same but different. The Ford tlock uses clutches when your tire slips. A locker will lock your tires to make both tires spin. I seen people who turbo and supercharger use them and no problems so its up to you. I went with a tlock I'm not going to break it and plus it was cheaper
Yeah lockers are so much more expensive im going to go with tlok and 4.10's
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Well i remember when i was looking eBay had some deals on locker but you have to search and wait and have the money to win it. But trust me you will feel a new car I haven't done gears but just the tlock made the car better
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Well i remember when i was looking eBay had some deals on locker but you have to search and wait and have the money to win it. But trust me you will feel a new car I haven't done gears but just the tlock made the car better
Oh i bet! Haha have one wheel drive isnt much fun:p
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Yeah what other mods do u have
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Re: 7.5 rear end

I had a tlok (posi) and gears in two 7.5 v6's (97 and 01) neither had issues.... but NEVER take it to the track and launch hard
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I got quoted $750 for the whole job :/ but ik the shop that will do it is excellent and does great work so it will pay off! Now should I just build my 7.5 rear end or buy and build a 8.8 rear end?? I'm stuck between the two :/ I've heard some bad storys about the 7.5 rear end.....
750 included the 500$ kit right? Not just 750$ worth of labor?

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I had a tlok (posi) and gears in two 7.5 v6's (97 and 01) neither had issues.... but NEVER take it to the track and launch hard
What other mods did you have on those cars that would make you say not to launch hard? And stock vs 3.73s, major difference?
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Thats JUST labor......

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Yeah what other mods do u have
Tuner+Cai and i plan to get a windstar intake
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Yeah a Windstar will add power. I have a intake spacer and it help at the low end I see a Windstar would make it all rpm.
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Yeah a Windstar will add power. I have a intake spacer and it help at the low end I see a Windstar would make it all rpm.
Yeah i just dont want to break my rear end! Hahaha in terms of acutally breaking your rear end is it the axles or the gears or the driveshaft??? Could i prevent this??
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[QUOTE="Greeny27"]Thats JUST labor......

Seriously? What do they charge 200$/hr??
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He said it was an all day job to get to correct alignment for all of the shims ect. So idk i trust the guy on quality but maybe not price
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He said it was an all day job to get to correct alignment for all of the shims ect. So idk i trust the guy on quality but maybe not price
Wish i made 750$ in a day.... seems kinda outrageous imo. Few hrs work shouldnt cost that..
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What breaks is the spider gears inside the tlock and its not a few hour took me about 4 hours to do the tlock so with gear maybe another hour and its not easy. Best to let someone who has the tools to install it
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Re: 7.5 rear end

I think I paid $900.00 labor. Had gears, & clutch kit installed.
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I think I paid $900.00 labor. Had gears, & clutch kit installed.
What do you pay per hour? Its around 60$ where i live so thats like 15 hrs of work?
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What do you pay per hour? Its around 60$ where i live so thats like 15 hrs of work?
I believe its $80 a hour not positive....
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Around where I'm its about 400-1000
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Around where I'm its about 400-1000
400 sounds alot more reasonable than 750-900
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400 sounds alot more reasonable than 750-900
Thats what i thought.....
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