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Old 03-17-2014, 02:23 PM   #1
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GT rear end swap

I have been wanting to do a GT rear end swap for so long on my mustang, but I have been having a lot of trouble finding one and I have no idea on pricing. I saw some on eBay for like 600 bucks with a lot of miles on them and I was thinking that is way too much. Any suggestions on finding one and can anyone give me an idea of how much I should be paying for one based on how many miles it has on it?
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dosnt really matter the miles on it cause you can buy the gears you want and you can swap your axels from your 7.5 rearend in to the 8.8, as long as the rearend your getting is still 28 spline. but i got my mach1 rear end for 350, just go to the junk yard and pull one, you dont just need to get it from a gt, or a mustang at that.
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Bought mine on craigslist for $275 with 40k miles then paid $200 to install 4.10 gears
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I guess I have no luck on Craigslist. I never can find one in my area!
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:19 PM   #5
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It took me a while too. Just gotta keep checking. The add May not be a straight up 8.8 rear. Mine was labeled something like mustang parts (99-04) and it had several things and i just picked out the rear end!
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Also, like the other guy said try junkyards! You can get them even cheaper.
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So is it only 99-04 year ends that will fit my 04? Or can it be 95-04 because that would help broaden my search.
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I believe the older years will work but are slightly longer. There is some kind of length difference. I'm sure it's said somewhere in one if the 8.8 swap threads. I'll go see if I can find it
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Thanks, because I found one that said 96-02 rear axle with 3.73 gears already in it and I'm wondering if that would fit.
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You need the whole 8.8 rearend, bolts in with no modifications...
a 94-04 rearend would work, I use a 2001 GT rear end under my 1995 V6. I think it's about half and inch wider? everything still bolted up with no problems though.
It'll be hard to find one with the gears you want, I don't know about 94-98 GT's but the 2001 I got had 3.27's stock, better than the stock 2.73's.


This is on another thread. So it would be half an inch tucked I guess!
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Hmm I wonder if that would look bad or noticeable
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:32 PM   #12
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96-02 is weird though. Does that mean they have a couple of rear ends ranging from those years? Are you sure it's off a mustang?
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1996 to 2002 Mustang gt rear end with 373 gears. 450.00 obo
This is exactly what the ad say :p I emailed him asking what exact year the rear end is from because of the weird year range.
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The miles shouldn't really matter because when you install the gears you should prolly rebuild it anyways
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The miles shouldn't really matter because when you install the gears you should prolly rebuild it anyways
Yupp. Bearings are cheap insurance. As long as the housing is straight who cares.

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The miles shouldn't really matter because when you install the gears you should prolly rebuild it anyways

What do you mean rebuild it?
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450 is a good price for already having gears installed. As long as the 3.73 are what you want in it!
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Just to clarify 94-98 8.8's will fit but are 1.5" shorter in overall length. It looks a little funny and is defiantly noticeable. They also have lower gear ratios either 2.73 or 3.08 depending on what model it is from 99-04 will fit perfectly and has higher gear ratios 3.27 for Gt and 3.55 for the Mach 1.
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Well there you go!
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So u guys would recommend doing the gt swap than buying a tloc and get both of them spinning through that
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The GT rearend can often be found cheaper than a t-loc and is stronger. If you can get a deal on a t-loc and don't plan to go fi or add a lot of hp you will be fine with a t-loc.
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It's cheaper isn't it? An you upgrade to an 8.8 just in case you want to push more power.
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Oops his reply didn't show up till I posted! Also have to take into account the cost to get the tlock installed
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The GT rearend can often be found cheaper than a t-loc and is stronger. If you can get a deal on a t-loc and don't plan to go fi or add a lot of hp you will be fine with a t-loc.
thanks for the info soon as im done with exterior mods will be searching for a t-loc
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T-locs are expensive from what I have seen. Just get the rear end.
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Traction lok aka limited slip. I got the carbon fiber clutch packs new and installed that when I installed my gears. It's good insurance cuz you don't know the condition of the old one
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I bought a complete stock 97gt rearend a few weeks ago...$200. It has a stock t-lok. 7.5 diff. was over $400 plus gears
stock 8.8 found some 4:10s for $70 shipped.
The donor car was an auto with 100k miles. I'll replace the t-lok down the road WHEN needed. So, for me it was cheaper to do this 8.8 swap.
Lastly I bought 3" ARP wheel studs because I'm gonna get some 1" wheel spacer to offset the diff. Later one day, I can do wheels with a bigger offset
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So u guys would recommend doing the gt swap than buying a tloc and get both of them spinning through that
An 8.8 from a gt will have a tlok STOCK--but who knows the condition
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An 8.8 from a gt will have a tlok STOCK--but who knows the condition

Yea I'm look into the 8.8 rear ends
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for me it was the cheapest way out
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I bought a wrecked 01 GT, planned on engine swap. I just ripped off the cai, rear-end then sold it though. Only paid $280 for it.
The wider rear-end gives my 95 a little bit cooler stance.
It would look weird putting a 94-98 on a 99-04 though.
So make sure it's the 99-04 8.8's
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I'm planning on eventually doing an 8.8 GT swap on my v6. What's the difference between the 3.73 and 4.10, would it affect my mpg or anything like that?
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Well 4.10's would be the best for drag racing. Don't know anything about mileage though.
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I'm planning on eventually doing an 8.8 GT swap on my v6. What's the difference between the 3.73 and 4.10, would it affect my mpg or anything like that?
The gear ratio allows for diffrent acceration, lower the gear ratio (bigger the number) the faster you accel. down side is you will be in higer rpms when driving for dd use. i have 3.55 and i avg 20mpg, when i had 4.10 I had an avg of 17mpg, and if i had 3.73 you could gusse i would have about 18-19mpg, but it all depends on what mods yo uhave and tune. but you will hurt mpg with higher gear ratio.
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And if you find a mach 1 rear end, like i did it comes stock with 3.55's and carbon fiber clucth t-lock.
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