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Old 10-20-2015, 01:38 PM   #1
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Rebuilding the rearend

Finally got to tearing down the rear end..

New ford racing carbon trak lok kit
New spider gears
New pinion bearings
New pinion seal
New axle bearings
New axles
New diff cover
New pinion races

Ran into a bump in the road tho.. The old clutches were so pressed and tight that I've gotta cut out the old S shaped clip to get it apart..

All in all tho I'll be glad to have the peace of mind with it..

Took a couple pics for progress and the undercar shot shows you how stock my suspension is minus the lowering springs and konis.. Cool shot of the exhaust thoClick image for larger version

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Old 10-20-2015, 02:55 PM   #2
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I hope you don't try to use the S clip they gave you with the carbon lok kit. If so it doesn't work. Mine was in there too. It does come out without cutting it. The one supplied is for a 31 spline and literally won't fit at all. Better hope your local auto parts store carries it. I heard a rumor that you can use one from a F150 from our years.


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Old 10-20-2015, 03:57 PM   #3
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How does it come out without cutting it
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Requires some cursing etc... Getting it back in is the sane procedure... There are several write ups on it


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Slip joint pliers with long handles give you lots of clamping power.


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I read up on some other mustang and ford forums and they say you can use the 31 spline s spring.. So is there a definite answer? I'm gonna dig into it tomorrow just mainly tore it down in class today.. The only place I found online that carries the spring is cj pony parts..
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It's dimensions are bigger than the hole you took the old one out of.


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Well the old one got torched so i guess I'm gonna try to find a 8.8 at a junk yard and use one out of there because i can't find one anywhere..

Gotta get new crush sleeves too
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Don't forget to soak the new clutches for several hours before install

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Also I think you won't be able to use the spider gears. AM still hasn't changed their website where you buy the spider gears. They are for a 31 spline as well. I can tell by the picture. The 28 spline spider gears have more of a lip on the backside of the gear. 31 spline is smoother like the ones in your picture.


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So I have to buy new spider gears and clutch spring? FML I might as well just change to 31 spline everything
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It's really not that expensive either...you can get a 31 spline diff complete ford unit for under $200. Probably less than you paid for the clutch set and spider gears. Just throw a new pair of axles in and you're done

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The spider gears on the table aren't new.. Those are the ones that came out of the car.. So my only issue now is the s clip, and it might actually be the right one
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Oh ok. Glad you didn't have the same issue I did.


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I'm doing the install in class at the tech college I'm attending and my instructor things the s clip will work so we're going to try it..

What should I soak the clutches in?
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Diff fluid

Don't forget to add friction modifier after install. I always use Ford friction modifier. It's the good smelling part...

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When I soaked mine I got a second bottle of friction modifier and soaked it in that. I don't know how you're going to get that S clip to work. It just isn't he right size.
That friction modifier is the worst lingering smell you can imagine. Don't get it in things you want to keep also. It doesn't wash out.
Fun fact. You can add a bottle of that same friction modifier to an automatic transmission if you have one.

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Old 10-21-2015, 09:35 PM   #19
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Got the clutches soaking, have a spare 8.8 at school with an s clip that will for sure fit if the other one doesn't so I should be back cutting 1.6 60's soon😏
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:29 PM   #20
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Well I went to a ford dealer and got the spring for 25$..

But when I came back the "31 spline" spring was in the rearend and it was all put back together.. So apparently the spring that comes in the kit, will in fact fit.


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I guess they may have finally got tired of getting angry guys calling them and included the right S clip. Sorry for getting you all worked up man. But I'm glad to hear you got it all back together. Now see if you can take back that one to ford.


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I'm gonna hang onto it too make sure it doesn't break and it is in fact the wrong clip and then if it drives fine I'll return it


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Also here's pics of it in thereClick image for larger version

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04 GT: CAI, 3.73, Longtubes, Full exhaust, FR500 locker diff, Comp Cams 270's, Short throw, Pullies, BBK 73mm TB, MSD coils, 47lb injectors, MPT tuned, Steeda lowering springs, Front strut bar, MM caster camber plates and the list goes on.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:32 PM   #24
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Got her done Click image for larger version

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04 GT: CAI, 3.73, Longtubes, Full exhaust, FR500 locker diff, Comp Cams 270's, Short throw, Pullies, BBK 73mm TB, MSD coils, 47lb injectors, MPT tuned, Steeda lowering springs, Front strut bar, MM caster camber plates and the list goes on.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:38 PM   #25
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Nice! Now take her out and light the tires.


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