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Old 12-14-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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I've got $600 for parts guys, need some ideas. Current mods:
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Drive shaft?

05 Gt Premium Performance White, flowmaster outlaws, Jlt Series 3, Bama 91r tune
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Bama tune, headers, o/r x, mufflers, screaming demon coil pack.

Tune and headers with x for sure will open it up.
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Bama tune, headers, o/r x, mufflers, screaming demon coil pack.

Tune and headers with x for sure will open it up.

I've already got all that


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Possibly, I'm also thinking maybe an 8.8" swap


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Guess he didn't see the list ^ lol but I'd get some caster camber plates.. The bolts won't completely cut it after awhile. Maybe even lower it more what's your wheel setup? GT/CS bumper conversions? New hood?


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I'd go with the 8.8" swap actually. And some 4.10's then you're golden


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Old 12-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #7
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Feel dumb, just saw parts listed didn't actually read the top.

8.8 all the way.

I have 8.8 w/ 3.73 and one piece driveshaft. Crazy difference.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:33 PM   #8
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Yeah Im thinking 8.8" with 3.73s....very tired of dealing with only one wheel haha, and I've got stock GT/CS wheels so it's not like I've got god awful stock v6 16" wheels that need replacing so bad! lol


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With the 8.8" swap you'll need a new pinion flange. Luckily AM has one for $30.
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dont do pinnion flange if ur doing the driveshaft with gt rear end i ended up not using mine

the 8.8 in rear end is a really good mod i have 3.55 gears but i think u will be happy with 3.73
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:48 AM   #11
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dont do pinnion flange if ur doing the driveshaft with gt rear end i ended up not using mine

the 8.8 in rear end is a really good mod i have 3.55 gears but i think u will be happy with 3.73

I won't be getting both at the same, although just for future knowledge what driveshaft would I get? A auto GT one piece or an auto v6 one piece? Because the tranny is the same now I'd also have an 8.8" rear


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Old 12-15-2014, 07:52 AM   #12
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The rear end is located exactly the same so you need a V6 driveshaft.

If you get a rear end from a 2011+ it has the correct flange for a direct swap. If from a 2005-10 GT then a flange swap is necessary.
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I've got $600 for parts guys, need some ideas. Current mods:
-Bama 93 race tune
-Airaid cai
-SR 70mm throttle body
-Pypes shorty headers
-O/R x pipe
-Ford Racing Bullitt axle backs
-Accel coil pack
-Taylor 8mm spark plugs wires
-Autolite platinum plugs
-SR springs
-Koni orange shocks and struts
-BMR rear control arms
-Whiteline rear LCA relocation brackets
-J&M adjustable panhard bar
-J&M adjustable UCA
-Ford Racing jounce stops
-GT500 strut mounts
-Eibach camber bolts
-Raxiom Gen5 tail lights

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Possibly, I'm also thinking maybe an 8.8" swap
OP-That's a husky list you're working with there! I think for what it's worth I might shoot for the rear as it's going to be considerably stronger than the 7.5" (Within reason!) I'm sure you know better than I do that with the Ford Racing 8" Rear you'll get that much better traction as well as being able to lay rubber a lot more effectively than you would with the 7.5". Aside from that what's your heart set on right now?
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The rear end is located exactly the same so you need a V6 driveshaft.

If you get a rear end from a 2011+ it has the correct flange for a direct swap. If from a 2005-10 GT then a flange swap is necessary.

I know it's in the same spot. I'm talking what aftermarket driveshaft I would need after an 8.8" swap from either an 11-14 or an 05-09.


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OP-That's a husky list you're working with there! I think for what it's worth I might shoot for the rear as it's going to be considerably stronger than the 7.5" (Within reason!) I'm sure you know better than I do that with the Ford Racing 8" Rear you'll get that much better traction as well as being able to lay rubber a lot more effectively than you would with the 7.5". Aside from that what's your heart set on right now?

Thanks! And yeah I'm leaning towards the 8.8" swap. Biggest think holding me back at the track right now is getting out of the hole with only the back right wheel doing any work lol


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Exactly how I was, hated the peg leg burn outs. You'll be happy with this choice.
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I have the V6 one pice drive shaft with 8.8"
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The rear end is located exactly the same so you need a V6 driveshaft.

If you get a rear end from a 2011+ it has the correct flange for a direct swap. If from a 2005-10 GT then a flange swap is necessary.
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I know it's in the same spot. I'm talking what aftermarket driveshaft I would need after an 8.8" swap from either an 11-14 or an 05-09.


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And that was what I answered. You haven't changed anything relative to how things fit together, everything is located exactly in the same spot as before after the swap -- so

Get a V6 driveshaft.
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And that was what I answered. You haven't changed anything relative to how things fit together, everything is located exactly in the same spot as before after the swap -- so

Get a V6 driveshaft.

That's not what would change man....the link between the shaft and the 7.5" are clearly different than an 8.8" so with my essentially GT transmission I was wondering whether I could just get a driveshaft made for a GT after I get the 8.8" (talking about when I upgrade to a one piece) or do I still get a shaft made for a V6. See what I'm saying?


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I see what you are saying our transmissions are technically GT but dumbed down for our V6. The only difference with the shafts are the GT one pice you could get the carbon fiber one, but pay more.

Is that what you mean ?
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No I'm saying after I put in the 8.8" could I get a driveshaft that is advertised for an auto 05-09 GT


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No I'm saying after I put in the 8.8" could I get a driveshaft that is advertised for an auto 05-09 GT


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That's not what would change man....the link between the shaft and the 7.5" are clearly different than an 8.8" so with my essentially GT transmission I was wondering whether I could just get a driveshaft made for a GT after I get the 8.8" (talking about when I upgrade to a one piece) or do I still get a shaft made for a V6. See what I'm saying?


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No I'm saying after I put in the 8.8" could I get a driveshaft that is advertised for an auto 05-09 GT


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Did you change the transmission and engine too? You changed nothing but the rear end. So again, and I don't know how I can say this any clearer:

GET THE V6 DRIVESHAFT, A GT DRIVESHAFT WILL BE THE WRONG LENGTH.

Nothing changes in the length from the transmission to the pinion on your rear end. I don't know how I can say it any clearer.

EVERYTHING IS IN THE SAME RELATIVE POSITION.
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That is my thought as well, but I will try once again. You are focused on the wrong thing and not reading.

A GT driveshaft will not fit, and has nothing to do with what ends connect to the transmission and pinion.

It has all to do with the length of the driveshaft and that dimension does not change when you put the 8.8 rear end on your V6 Mustang.

So get a V6 driveshaft because the GT won't fit, it will be too short. Swap the pinion flange on the 8.8 if it is from a 2005 - 10 GT or if you get an 8.8 from any 2011+ Mustang then it is a direct swap because the pinion flange is already set up to mate up to a 2005-10 V6 driveshaft. If you are ordering a driveshaft from a place like Shaftmasters.com then ask them to build it with the correct flange for your rear end.

Quit focusing on how it attaches to the driveline because nothing changes on the length from transmission to pinion flange. The only thing that changes -- maybe -- depending upon the year of the rear end -- is the flange itself.

TLDR: A GT driveshaft will not fit on a V6 car regardless of whether you have a stock 7.5" rear end or the 8.8 replacement rear end because it is the wrong length.
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Let me add just one more thing, since you are focusing on how it attaches to the rear end.

If you get a rear end out of a 2012 Mustang and put it on your car (a 2005-10 V6) - it will have the same mounting flange at the pinion end as you have on your stock V6 driveshaft. Therefore the different mount is now not an issue.
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