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Old 08-09-2011, 10:45 AM   #21
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Ohh...ok. Thanks. And how much does it cost to swap out the original 3.31s with 4.10s? Where can you purchase the new rearend too?
Well the best thing to do is to buy an entire new (used) rearend. It is more expensive, but the stock rearend in the V6 is really weak, and does not have positraction. Swapping gears into our 7.5" rearends is really just a waste of money. What most of us do is buy an 8.8" rearend out of a Mustang GT that either already has the gear ratio we want, or we buy one and have a shop put the gears we want in. Typically, buying an 8.8" costs 800-1000 dollars. You can buy them from sites like newtakeoff.com or latemodelrestoration.com, or you can buy one from a junkyard.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:08 AM   #22
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Well the best thing to do is to buy an entire new (used) rearend. It is more expensive, but the stock rearend in the V6 is really weak, and does not have positraction. Swapping gears into our 7.5" rearends is really just a waste of money. What most of us do is buy an 8.8" rearend out of a Mustang GT that either already has the gear ratio we want, or we buy one and have a shop put the gears we want in. Typically, buying an 8.8" costs 800-1000 dollars. You can buy them from sites like newtakeoff.com or latemodelrestoration.com, or you can buy one from a junkyard.
^^ what he said.

Make sure to also get the 03-04 Cobra pinion flange, which you'll need for it to bolt up
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:29 AM   #23
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^^ what he said.

Make sure to also get the 03-04 Cobra pinion flange, which you'll need for it to bolt up
Ah yes, glad you remembered to say that, lol. It skipped my mind that some sites and junkyards wouldn't already have that installed like NTO does.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:31 AM   #24
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Here is a link to the cobra flange pinion

http://www.speedconcepts.net/product...a8n75dckvv0qi1

I have heard you can get them a little cheaper in some places, but I haven't found them yet. Also, I believe this site sells the rearends for like 750 instead of upwards of 900 like many places.
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Looks like takeoff 8.8s are becoming few and far inbetween as NTO and speedconcepts don't carry them anymore. That's a shame, but I'm glad I snagged mine when I did.
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I wonder if anyone has put a Ford 9" in their Mustangs yet? Search isn't working for me at all, but I bet whatever the extra cost was, it would be worth it.
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they do make a ford 9 in 2005-2006 musatngs i saw it not all that long ago in a catalog...tho i cant recall the catelog and im pretty sure speedconcepts can get a 8.8 if u make a call to em
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ive a question since we are on rear ends..

a year or so ago, a 06 v6 mustang came in that someone had just bought. well, we got it in, and noticed the rear end had jb weld fix and the trailing arm was bent. so we ordered another rear end for it. it was a direct bolt on, but it was 3.55, not 3.31. when did the rear ends get the 3.55 for the v6?
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ive a question since we are on rear ends..

a year or so ago, a 06 v6 mustang came in that someone had just bought. well, we got it in, and noticed the rear end had jb weld fix and the trailing arm was bent. so we ordered another rear end for it. it was a direct bolt on, but it was 3.55, not 3.31. when did the rear ends get the 3.55 for the v6?
Pretty sure the 5 speeds were 3.55 and autos 3.31
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ive a question since we are on rear ends..

a year or so ago, a 06 v6 mustang came in that someone had just bought. well, we got it in, and noticed the rear end had jb weld fix and the trailing arm was bent. so we ordered another rear end for it. it was a direct bolt on, but it was 3.55, not 3.31. when did the rear ends get the 3.55 for the v6?
You are sure that is was a 7.5" for the V6? I wasn't aware that any V6s came with 3.55s, manual or not.
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