So you want to install your own gears...(8.8)

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  1. wiplash

    wiplash Well-Known Member

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  2. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Well-Known Member

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    let the pros do the gear installs.
     
  3. wiplash

    wiplash Well-Known Member

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    I'd never do it, just thought someone with the balls to do it might want some guidance.
     
  4. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Well-Known Member

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    It would take some BIG BALLS for me to EVER try it...............hey Im a puss when it comes to gears. But for anyone who wants to try it, its a good link :thumb:
     
  5. NITROUSINJECTED

    NITROUSINJECTED Well-Known Member

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    i installed my own gears its alot easier when you have your rear end out. but a note on the side is that if you use ford motorsports gears you can reuse your own shims and it makes it a lot easier
     
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    iv built probably 20 rears ...mostly 8.8 some 9inch....only once when using ford gears did the stock shims not work for me.
     
  7. Blown97Cobra

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    I would love to attempt the install, but I wouldn't be able to afford wasting all that amsoil synthetic gear fluid :) Seriously thought, I am currently building up the rearend and I will be sending the rearend out to get the gears done.
     
  8. Lightning Struck

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    you guys must be good in the garage
     
  9. wayne94mustang

    wayne94mustang Well-Known Member

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    yeah i do everything myself except for auto trannys....never had the balls to rebuild one of them
     
  10. Lightning Struck

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    well you know the saying...........wont know until you try
     
  11. 94gtstang50

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    Having the shop do mine on sat-sun for a cool $205 for labor and parts (shims, gasket, seals) I cannot wait, going for 2.73 sloths to 4:10's, it should be an entirely different beast.
     
  12. Lightning Struck

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    damn right it will be, my cobra had the 327's stock and when my 430's were put in a couple weeks ago............ :dancing6: :banana: :dancing6: :banana: ALL GOOD!
     
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    I can't take any more of these 2.73's, it makes my car a sloth. Maybe they would be good if I had 2000+hp.
     
  14. Lightning Struck

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    The only fun thing about 273's is you can down shift to second running 60mph on the freeway. :)
     
  15. NITROUSINJECTED

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    rear ends are easy to rebuild. and why would any one want a 273 gear unless they are top speeding a car
     
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    yea that will help top end wont it ;)
     
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    Why in the world did ford put the 2.73 gear in the auto's? assholes. So yea, doing the rear end this week, and in addition to the gears, I decided to get a new diff. Probably going with the Torsen brand and if not that then the Auburn because summitracing is out of Eatons for a while.
     
  18. Lightning Struck

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    I think gas milage was one of the bigges reasons
     
  19. 94gtstang50

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    Which gets back to the "who buys a mustang and worries about gas mileage" comment I saw on corral a few days ago.
     
  20. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Well-Known Member

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    unless your getting a 6 cyl, there is no point in getting one and trying to get a good return on your gas milage.