you see, victim number one. sorry man! yeah my almost new rear end was a total of 575$.99vert said:I spent about $700 on the parts and install for the 7.5" 4.10's etc.. Could have had an 8.8 for that price and installed it myself..
ps. also wish I had gone LongTubes instead of shortys
all being equal, no.Rellik said:So getting an 8.8 with 3.73's and a T-lok will be cheaper than swaping out gears?
yes, you could steal his rear end. 94+ GT's = 8.8's alwaysRellik said:GT's dont use 8.8's do they? Could I steal my dad's rearend out of his 02 GT?
an aluminum driveshaft is recommended if you have 150 extra bucks. however, at this point i'm saving for a supercharger so i am skimping on everything right now. springs aren't required. however, if you are willing to spend about 20 bucks, you can convert your car to quad shocks. that's what i'm doing. i don't have money for good LCA's (lower control arms) and they are a temporary solution. they'll help a little with wheel hop, and since the extra shocks were already on the new rear end, i just need the mounting brackets to attach them to the frame, then i'm set. a good set of LCA's are supposedly a lot better than the stock GT's quad shocks. (and yes they really are an extra set of shocks, smaller though)Rellik said:Would I need a different Drive shaft?
Will an Axle with ABS pose a problem for my non ABS car?
If I get a GT rearend off on a 94-98, why would I need wheel spacers? Are the axles that much shorter?
From what I understand and past expierence, Axles are "plug and play" parts. Plug everything up right, and you're set to go. Would it be overall cheaper if I just found a GT with T lok and 3.73's, buy the axle, and install?
Would the 8.8 require heavier springs over stock?
I can think of more, but I wouldnt want to overwhelm you
if your dad has a stock Gt from the factory, it could not have 3.73:1 gearing. get up underneath the back of his car. there are two metal tags attached to the pumpkin of the rear end. one will say "use full synth oil" and the other will say "3L27 88 ####". the first numbers mean 3.27:1, and 88 means 8.8 of course. i'm sorry, but no ford made right now comes with 3.73:1's. cobra '04 has 3.55's i think and mach 1 the same. all GT's have 3.27 and same with all 99+ V6's. your car had 2.73:1's stock.Rellik said:Did Stock 99+ GT axles come stock with 3.27's and TLok? I know my dad has 3.73's on his '02 from the factory.
We'll get into LCA's later on in a different forum, because I have been looking into making my car handle a little better.
Yes, I have been called a nerd most of my life. But Those people who used to call me a nerd, are either now in fast food or construction.. while I'm sitting at my desk, getting paid to design networking systems for their children.
Yes, when I get a different 8.8, I'll be grabbing an Al Driveshaft. I think If I'm going to do something right, save up for a couple more months and do it even better.
BTW, I cant really use chatting programs while at work... the boss doesnt really like it too much
the wider 99+ rear end i what i was saying. i guess i dont' get your joke.99vert said:
sure no problem, the same was done for me at one point, explaining all this stuff and so on. feel free to hit me up on aol instant messenger (atrusmstng). i'll only give you more advice if you change your woefully wrong avatar text.Rellik said:Perhaps I'm mitaken about my Dads ratio... I'll look when I get a chance. Heck.. I asked my dad and he said that he didnt even know what his ratio was. Thanks for telling me where to look for the ratio tag, now I know a little more about mustangs
I think I'm done with questions for now. Thanks Man :mrgreen: