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Old 08-16-2004, 07:23 PM   #1
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Changing to a 8.8 trac-loc

I want to get an 8.8 t-lok differential with 3.73 gears for my '01 V6 manual mustang . So I was wondering if I have to switch out my whole differential for the 8.8 to fit. If so, where can I buy a new 8.8 differential?
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any local shop or junkyard could get you one, but i'd be wary of the quality of the product... you can order one online from some mustang websites... www.crossroadzdirect.com , www.gefracing.com are a couple of good sites. it'll cost a good amount to ship something that big though, so you're better off finding a respected shop that knows mustangs

btw, this should be in drivetrain

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yes you must get a whole new rear end. I can only seem to get them to around $700.
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haha brent got his for $100 bucks i believe
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^the difference is that his was from a foxbody stang... ooooolddd

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^the difference is that his was from a foxbody stang... ooooolddd

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Age really does not matter when you are dealing with solid Steel rear end and it is going on a V6 not a 1000 HP dragster!!!
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^true enough
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Age really does not matter when you are dealing with solid Steel rear end and it is going on a V6 not a 1000 HP dragster!!!
True, but I prefer a bolt-on version rather that having to take the rear apart to swap in my spindles and everything. That's just my thoughts on it.
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That is true but it is all about price and availibility. I personally dont understand swapping to a 8.8 90% of the people doing it are not going to ever need it. But like i saids if you can get it cheaper than installing gears and tlok on the 8.8 then go for it.
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^the difference is that his was from a foxbody stang... ooooolddd

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nothing wrong with my 8.8. It was in a 6 second (1/8th) car before mine so if it can handle that it can handle what I throw at it.
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what exactly do you need to do for the swap because i have been wanting one for months now
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what exactly do you need to do for the swap because i have been wanting one for months now
depends on the year in which you get the 8.8 out of. If you get it out of a 99+ Gt and you have a 99+ V6 all you do is take your 7.5 off put the 8.8 on. Its a direct swap. If you get it out of a 94-98 GT and you have a 99+ V6 you will need to swap the axles but after you do that its a direct swap
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That is true but it is all about price and availibility. I personally dont understand swapping to a 8.8 90% of the people doing it are not going to ever need it. But like i saids if you can get it cheaper than installing gears and tlok on the 8.8 then go for it.
Ya, that's true! But I guess you can kinda say I'm lazy sometimes when it comes to work, since I prefer to do my own work. Whern I did my rear, I put in 3.45's because I got them dirt cheap, but now I think I want to go to 3.73's so we'll see what I can find. I'm sure the 3.73's will add a little more "oomf" 2: to my car.
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what about if the gt it comes off of has like abs or traction control
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in the end its better to just buy a full 8.8 rear end from places such as http://www.speedconcepts.net install is easy and just pour lube in it and go driving (after breaking in the gears easy that is) cost 850~ to your door.
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i want to upgrade my back end (v6, 5spd, 2000) with 3.73 rear gears and an 8.8 trac-lock...where do I buy? (and is this what i should get?)
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A t-loc is also know as posi-traction, or a limited slip differential. there are to types of differentials. You have a open which comes stock in our V6's. And Open differential only has one tire that provides power to the ground from the rear-end assembly. A L/S differential provides power to both wheel, and by design provides power to the wheel(s) with the least amount of resistance.
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thanks, that helps, do u know a good website to get the 3.73's and the 8.8 limited slip differential that will fit my stang
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thanks, that helps, do u know a good website to get the 3.73's and the 8.8 limited slip differential that will fit my stang
thanks,
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Well if you want a new rear-end, go to www.speedconcepts.net and tell Ken I sent ya. Or you can watch ebay and try to get one for cheaper.
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thanks, ill talk to ken
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