December 02, 2014
410s are awesome!
Ok, so I am back. My work told me there would be no time off for the rest of the year, other than thanksgiving, so I installed my 410 gears in my 2014 v6 mustang. All went far better than expected; especially considering all the horror stories I have heard. Huge, massive difference! The car is killer crazy with these things! I got the gear kit long ago, and recently got the rear installation kit (must have), then took the plunge. NOTE: If you are not going to have your car on a shop lift, remove the axle! It is not that much more to do it, you will thank yourself later! Then, set it up as a makeshift bench to work on and take your time with it. I credit the reason to no rear gear noise on my 410s to time and patience. I also pulled them in tight. (They wear and create larger backlash over time) ...Not too tight as to cook them for dinner, but tight as in (.008 all around the ring gear tight) Possibly another few thousands out and you are ok. I put my original left factory shim into place, and loaded the right to where I could push shims in by hand. I got .004" backlash. I then added the .012 preload all on the right for the heck of it. Guess what? This was the magic puzzle for my car. It pushed to the left enough to get .008 all around the ring gear. I am blown away on how awesome the car is now, along with no problems what-so-ever. American muscle, the bama tuner folks, etc, really set me up for mass amounts of fun, and I thank them deeply for it. I will not credit myself for doing this so well, especially with 410 gears and the notorious whine many get, but rather, Ken at www.badshoeproductions.com . This was incredible for me. It certainly helps to have a Ford Senior Tech along your side, not just in the videos, but in email as well. What a heck of a cool guy he is. Thank you very much Ken!