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Old 04-04-2012, 12:23 AM   #1  
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Default 7.5 --> 8.8 rear end conversion

Well as it turns out i found a good deal locally on a 8.8" out of a 2006 GT. Im planning on picking it up and installing it myself.

What are all the necessary adaptors, nuts, etc..?

I know I need the cobra pinion flange.

looking forward to this swap!
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:19 AM   #2  
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It's really a simple swap. Other than the flange you have all the parts on the car already.
Take off the wheels and brakes. (don't let the calipers hang by their lines)
Unbolt everything and keep track of the bolts. Replace with new axle and put all the bolts back.

There are some great write ups on the forum, but it really is a strait forward swap.

It really helps to have extra jack stands and jacks. You will need to support the car's frame and the axle separately.
It's a great mod good luck.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:43 PM   #3  
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^^ pretty much covers it
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #4  
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Yep, and the new crush sleeve for the pinion bearing
and all new one-time-use fasteners.

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Order the flange from rockauto.com and it comes with everything to install it. Really easy swap just did it my self a month ago so if ya need help just ask.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:31 PM   #6  
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did this myself in my driveway 2 years ago... still running strong.. got mine from newtakeoff with cobra flange already installed... let us know if you need any help
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