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Old 08-31-2014, 12:49 PM   #1
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Swapping 2000 v6 rear end gears to 3.73 7.5"

Could anyone explain how to properly shim the gears. I will be using 3.73 7.5" with stock axles and all new bearings thanks! Any help will be very usefull

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I might be wrong but you might wanna get an 8.8 before putting in 3.75 gears. Cause down the road you'll want an 8.8 rear end and you'll have to do the process all over again.


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I might be wrong but you might wanna get an 8.8 before putting in 3.75 gears. Cause down the road you'll want an 8.8 rear end and you'll have to do the process all over again.


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I was maybe considering that.. thanks but also what is it about the 8.8s that are better?? Benefits?

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I was maybe considering that.. thanks but also what is it about the 8.8s that are better?? Benefits?

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Well with adding more horsepower the 8.8s can handle more without failing, they are also equipped with a posi traction ...... Gah I forgot the dang word for it but it evens the distribution of the back wheels so that when you do a burn out it's not just one wheel spinning but both. The 7.5 doesn't have it. It's best to just find a 8.8 rearend and install it in that just so you'll get the most out of your new gears.

Sorry been a long day fourth class of the day my brains fried maybe someone else can chime on on the advantages and knows how to install gears as well. Supposedly it's pretty hard and you new a lot of tools to do it. Good luck tho!!!


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Well with adding more horsepower the 8.8s can handle more without failing, they are also equipped with a posi traction ...... Gah I forgot the dang word for it but it evens the distribution of the back wheels so that when you do a burn out it's not just one wheel spinning but both. The 7.5 doesn't have it. It's best to just find a 8.8 rearend and install it in that just so you'll get the most out of your new gears.

Sorry been a long day fourth class of the day my brains fried maybe someone else can chime on on the advantages and knows how to install gears as well. Supposedly it's pretty hard and you new a lot of tools to do it. Good luck tho!!!


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Thanks for the tips man! Will deffinatly will be looking in to it!

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Well with adding more horsepower the 8.8s can handle more without failing, they are also equipped with a posi traction ...... Gah I forgot the dang word for it but it evens the distribution of the back wheels so that when you do a burn out it's not just one wheel spinning but both. The 7.5 doesn't have it. It's best to just find a 8.8 rearend and install it in that just so you'll get the most out of your new gears.

Sorry been a long day fourth class of the day my brains fried maybe someone else can chime on on the advantages and knows how to install gears as well. Supposedly it's pretty hard and you new a lot of tools to do it. Good luck tho!!!


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OP you're gonna need to experiment with shims. You will need the gear marker to check how the teeth engage each other, you can't have it set too far on the heel or the toe, and you don't want it set too tight or too loose. On top of all that you will have to make sure the backlash stays in spec as well.
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This should help. http://www.mustangcollective.com/sho...d.php?t=35119#
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I might be wrong but you might wanna get an 8.8 before putting in 3.75 gears. Cause down the road you'll want an 8.8 rear end and you'll have to do the process all over again.


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Agree! I did my 373 n pozzi in my 7.5 but now I need a 8.8 with the new set up ima b running.

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Agree! I did my 373 n pozzi in my 7.5 but now I need a 8.8 with the new set up ima b running.

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Hey what's the reason you desided to up grade did the spines break or what?

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With the new set up im gonna get they might over time n I dnt wanna risk it

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8.8 > 7.5 in every single way possible
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I heard the 7.5 will break with any engine and a good set of tires(slicks probably)
The 8.8 will hold up to the power and won't break when you get traction.

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Thanks for helping me clear that up guys!

But yeah get an 8.8 reared off a 99-04gt bolts right up and you'll have to have a shop to install them.


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Its easy to do wit 1 buddy. Bolt right up n 1 afternoon is all

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The 7.5 isnt that bad. Its much lighter than the 8.8 and it can handle 300rwhp while the 8.8 can handle 400rwhp. Guys with GTs cant even make 300rwhp in most instances lol. But yes slicks do destroy the 7.5s a lot lol.....
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7.5 is only 10lbs lighter from what I read.

I can find parts for the 8.8 a lot easier too.

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The 8.8's might not fit
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The 8.8's might not fit
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They will all fit from 79-04.... Although they will be shorter from different model years. The foxbody being the shortest and the 99-04 cars being longest
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A 99-04 will bolt up to a 94-98.

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So if I get a 2000 gt rear end with 8.8 gears it'll fit in my 2004 V?

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So if I get a 2000 gt rear end with 8.8 gears it'll fit in my 2004 V?

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