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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-30-2017, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Traction-Lok Needed

My current differential makes noise. I have an open 8.8" differential with factory 3.27 gears out of a 1996 V8 Thunderbird. Looking to get this rebuilt and change to 3.73 gears. I need a traction-lok unit to complete this project.

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Supercoupeperformance.com has them still available for our differentials.

A non IRS TL unit can be adapted to fit if you machine the ends of it.

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I still got this one for sale:

28 Spline Used Trak-Lok

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Thanks for the help guys. I just got a call from my rebuild guy, he found a traction-lok for me already. No more searching for parts for me.

87 octane tune by Randy Fastmann Racing, 2002 Mustang GT 80mm MAF, air tube and PI intake manifold, 70mm FRPP throttle body, Trick Flow plenum and under drive pulleys, Comp Cams, mandrel bent 2.5" exhaust w/cats into a Dynomax catback w/turbo mufflers, Jmod w/15k cooler, 3000 stall 10" converter, Dynotech 3.5" aluminum driveshaft, FRPP 3.73 trac lock, 235/55ZR17 Falken Ziex ZE950 on Sport Edition F7 rims, Tokico blues, Vogtland 1.6" drop.

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Make sure it's for an IRS rear, or the axles won't snap fully in place. Since there were far more Mustangs with Trak-lok than T-Birds, it's a high probability it's for a solid axle.

The differences are outlined in my link above. You can have that groove and taper machined into the Mustang Trak-lok to make it work in the IRS rear.

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Make sure it's for an IRS rear, or the axles won't snap fully in place.
Actually, I thought they would snap in place......it would just be a bitch to get them back out.

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Rob claims they won't, and he has done them for people before. They didn't care, at the time at least!

But I guess if you try hard enough, anything is possible! If that snap ring gets past that sharp edge, that could be really ugly getting it back out. Especially once the snap ring gets a little bent up.

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94 Supra TT Auto - street/strip car
04 Crown Vic Police Interceptor - Brenda's car
Previous cars:
95 T-Bird LX 4.6 - fully optioned, owned 15 years
96 Cougar XR-7 4.6- Brenda's car, owned 11 years
88 T-Bird 3.8 - first T-Bird, owned 5 years
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