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Old 07-23-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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What are good gears to buy?

Looking to replace my stock 255 gears in my 86 mustang. Anyone know a good brand for 373 gears? Looking at ford racing brand?
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I heard people like Ford racing ones but i have motives in my other mustang. The most important is the install
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:52 AM   #3
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Re: What are good gears to buy?

I have Ford Racing in both my mustang and Cobra. They are great. no whine if you have a good install.
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Re: What are good gears to buy?

Use the Ford Racing gears. They are made for your vehicle and they fit better and require less work to set up and install than other brands.
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I'm a ford tech at downs ford in nj. We don't sell ford racing gears if at all possible. The stock ford gears are much stronger
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I'm a ford tech at downs ford in nj. We don't sell ford racing gears if at all possible. The stock ford gears are much stronger
Ok, First time I ever heard of that. Got any proof ?
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About ten installs on various mustangs . The ford racing parts are made our of cheaper material. That's why the cost is so much less. We have done this for a long time as frpp has has more failures that stock ford used in the same applications.
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About ten installs on various mustangs . The ford racing parts are made our of cheaper material. That's why the cost is so much less. We have done this for a long time as frpp has has more failures that stock ford used in the same applications.
That's really strange. Mine have been in my car for well over 10 years now and no problems whatsoever.
They haven't had an easy life either and have been put through many hard launches at the strip.


Maybe they are not being set up properly or your customers are being overly abusive in some way?
OR Ford Racing has gone to using cheaper materials now than they were then?

I just realized that comment might sound offensive. It's not intended that way. I'm just thinking out loud in text.
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Re: What are good gears to buy?

My cobra has had it's Ford Racing 4.10's in for over 40k miles now... and HAVE seen launches at the strip... still going strong. I guess my install is just better than the one's you've seen have problems then, because I've never heard anyone else complain of the quality of their ford racing gears.
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Just telling you my two cents from being a ford motorsports technician and multiple serious builds.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:35 PM   #11
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Yeah. My frpp gears don't have a lot of miles on them. But everymile has been tough. Poor little gears.
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