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Old 02-03-2014, 07:43 AM   #9
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Vehicle: 2005 Mustang
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Originally Posted by JimC View Post
Worst modding decision I ever made was trying to build a 7.5. All it took was a CAI, tune, and set of drag radials to break supposedly indestructible Richmond gears.

In the end it was actually cheaper to swap to the 8.8 than it was to build the 7.5 with tlok, 3.73's, and LPW girdle.
+1, I have a friend local to me I know personally that put a T-Lok and gears in his 7.5 and had issues with it making noises, etc. Had it rebuilt again, same issue. He has spent with parts and labor close to $750 or so and it still isn't right or as strong as the 8.8 stock.
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