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

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

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wiplash said:
I'd never do it, just thought someone with the balls to do it might want some guidance.

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:
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Snakebit said:
you guys must be good in the garage

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

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wayne94mustang said:
Snakebit said:
you guys must be good in the garage

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

well you know the saying...........wont know until you try
 

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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.
 

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94gtstang50 said:
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.

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.
 

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94gtstang50 said:
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.

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

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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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NITROUSINJECTED said:
rear ends are easy to rebuild. and why would any one want a 273 gear unless they are top speeding a car

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.
 

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94gtstang50 said:
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.

I think gas milage was one of the bigges reasons
 

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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.
 

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94gtstang50 said:
Which gets back to the "who buys a mustang and worries about gas mileage" comment I saw on corral a few days ago.

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

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