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Frpp 3.73 alum pumpkin Question?

Does anyone know who sells these

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You have to find a used one. They are out of production.
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Teeps and myself build them. Frpp was cheaper, but had quality issues.
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Teeps and myself build them. Frpp was cheaper, but had quality issues.
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Not trying to steal the thread but... what quality issues? I have one that I bought brand new from Dan a few years ago that has been sitting in my garage. I am planning on installing it this winter.
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Thanks! I guess I will just use "75w-140 synthetic ford lubricant and 2 bottles of modifier" and hope for the best.
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hey,i didnt want to start another thread since i found this one but,is there a way i can visually see if the 8.8 i bought is a frpp unit? i popped the cover and didnt think to check the wear pattern and already sealed it up and added the fluids but when i had it off the teeth didnt look damaged at all. the gears in it had 3.73 stamped into it along with the ford logo,so the more i think about it the more i suspect it might be the frpp diff.

I got it from a guy off ebay who said he got it out of a supercoupe,so i guess either the people who owned the sc got a mark case and put the gears and traction lok in it,or they had the frpp one installed,if there is a way to tell visually ill get some pictures of it for you guys,thanks

http://a627.ac-images.myspacecdn.com...004d38840a.jpg heres the only picture i took while the cover was off.

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that looks exactly like my mark viii case

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okay cool,so maybe it is a mark vii case,ill get some more pictures later

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kinda crappy pics but theres a few

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yep thats a mark case for sure

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awesome,then maybe i have less to worry about with this than if i had the frpp one,thanks!

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The only difference I see is right above the passenger side CV seal. The FRPP unit is solid and the Mark unit has a groove. Just for reference:



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The only difference I see is right above the passenger side CV seal. The FRPP unit is solid and the Mark unit has a groove.
Weird...both of my FRPP centersections have that groove. I bought both of them around 2001-2002.

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Just how much lighter is the aluminum case? I just put the t-loc from the LE in the GT(LX) and was once again amazed at how heavy those mothers are. Sure would like to save some weight if its significant.


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15lbs at most.
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LOL Not worth the time and expense for 15lbs. Thanks.

Now if someone were to just give me an entire Mark VIII rear end (pumpkin, control arms, etc.) I might be tempted.


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ive heard having a stronger iron case is the way to go? not too sure where or when i heard that but yea...

plus our cars are front end heavy, i need to concentrate on moving the battery to the rear and getting weight off the front.
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