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Ford Performance Traction - LOK Rebuild Kit - 8.8 in. (86-04 V8)

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    Features & Details

    • Legendary Ford Racing Quality
    • Basic Kit for 28-Spline or 31-Spline
    • Clutch Pack, Shims, Differential Lock Pin and Friction Modifier Included
    • For 8.8" Traction-Lok Rear
    • Fits 1986-2004 V8 Mustangs with 8.8" Solid Rear Axle
    Upgrade or Replace. Whether you're rebuilding your 8.8" Traction-LOK rear or installing new gears, this kit from Ford Racing is what you need to do the job right. Make your differential perform even better than it did from the factory with this kit.

    Basic Kit for 28 or 31-Spline. This Ford Racing Basic Rebuild Kit is designed to be used with either 28-spline or 31-spline differentials and includes the clutch pack, shims, a bottle of friction modifier, one differential pin lock bolt with thread lock pre-applied, and an instruction sheet so you'll have everything you need.

    Application.
    This Ford Racing Traction-LOK Rebuild Kit is designed for use with 1986-2004 Mustangs equipped with a 8.8in solid rear axle, including the LX 5.0, GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and 1994-1998 SVT Cobra models.

    Please Note: The 1999-2004 SVT Cobras, as well as 2005-2014 V8 Mustangs, were originally equipped with carbon discs. AmericanMuscle recommends part# M-4700-C for these models.

    Fitment: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details

    MPN# M-4700-B

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    What's in the Box
    • Clutch Pack
    • Shims
    • (1) Cross Pin Bolt
    • (1) Bottle of Friction Modifier
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 03, 04
    • Cobra R - 93, 95, 00
    • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04
    • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
    • Mach 1 - 03, 04
    • Other - 86

    Not compatible with Mustangs equipped with a 7.5" rear end

        Questions & Answers (3)

        3 Top Rated Questions

        I understand that when using this kit I will have to remove the ring gear from the carrier to remove the spring, is that correct. If so will the ring and pinion gears have to be reset.

        • The Ford Performance Traction - LOK Rebuild Kit - 8.8 in. will require the ring and pinion to be removed. You must check clearances once everything is installed to ensure it will work properly.

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        this kit states that it works for 31 and 28 spline axles, but the metal discs that grab the axle shaft splines should either work for one or the other. and the picture shows a metal disc with 24 splines... there is a discrepancy here and im curious as to which axle shaft this kit would work for. Unless this kit does not include the medal splined discs i dont understand how this works for both...

        • The splined part of the disc in the Ford Performance Traction LOK Rebuild Kit does not ride on the axle and therefore will work with both 31 & 28 splined axles. If they did ride on the axles, they would indeed need to have the matching spline count as the axle being used.

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        01 GT auto Is my 01 gt auto supposed to be spinning only one wheel? if so can I use this kit to make it spin both with the same lsd? or even the carbon disc 31 spline with a 28 spline s spring? Thanks - Brad

        • No you gt isnt supposed to be a one tire fryer. Rebuilding the trac-lok will solve this problem for approximately 50k miles depending on driving habits, environment, etc. If you get a completely new carrier that is for 31 spline you will need new axles due to stock came with 28 spline.

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          Customer Reviews (37) Write a Review

          Ratings Summary

          4.8 out of 5 overall rating from 37 customers

          Installation Time: Full Day

          Installation Cost: $100-$250





          • January 15, 2020

            5 2007 GT - JohnE Installation Time: Afternoon

            Trac lock kit

            Very easy to do. And working great. So a few figure eight's after installing to get friction plates working smoothly.

            Helpful (0)
          • February 07, 2019

            5 2004 GT - GordonB

            2004 mustang gt

            Seems like a Great part!! Am always as the best prices an there stuff know what is going on!!

            Helpful (1)
          • August 29, 2018

            5 2003 Cobra - MichaelB Installation Time: Afternoon

            Perfect fit

            Easy to install. Perfect fit. No fus at all I recommend also changing wheel axel bearings as spider gears while you are in there. Not fun removing diff.

            Helpful (5)
          • May 20, 2018

            4 2002 GT - ThomasG Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Early replacement

            I replaced them early since I was replacing every race, bearing, seal, and the ring and pinion. So I can't tell if I've noticed a difference or not since they weren't bad.

            Helpful (6)
          • May 07, 2018

            3 1998 GT - NotStan Installation Time: Weekend

            adequate at best

            Didn't notice any gain in performance. friction discs were just as thick as the stock ones in there with 100k miles. wasn't as much material as OEM either. at least I know its new.

            Helpful (6)
          • May 05, 2018

            5 2001 GT - GriffinL Installation Time: Full Day

            Great quality for cheap

            I installed these clutches in my driveway, it was difficult because it was my first time but the process itself is not too hard. After i installed them i no longer have a one wheel peel, nor does my diff make a horrible hypoid gear noise. These are great for people on a budget

            Helpful (6)
          • April 28, 2018

            5 2001 GT - Customkenny Installation Time: Afternoon

            Rebuilding the rear end

            Items nice oem ford parts can’t go wrong with that.

            Helpful (6)
          • March 13, 2018

            5 2001 GT - Dave Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

            Works Great

            It is current Ford production clutches and steel with Ford Racing sticker slapped over current box. Good thing, it is cheaper than over the counter dealer part and comes with additive and pin bolt. I'm a ASE Master tech. The install is easy with the proper repair info tools and skills. If you don't have all 3 then I suggest take it to a certified repair shop or you will have less than desired results

            Helpful (8)
          • March 01, 2018

            5 1993 LX - Ghost191 Installation Time: Afternoon

            Tire fries anyone?

            Installed this in my car took about 2 1/2 hours tops. Feels good to leave 2 long patches of rubber the entire time lol. Highly recommend this to anyone on a budget

            Helpful (7)
          • November 09, 2017

            5 1988 GT - keith Installation Time: Afternoon

            Great product and great price

            Resurrected an 88 mustang gt that was sitting for 10 years went to do axle bearings and found the cross pin bolt was broke off in the carrier so addressed that issue by removing the carrier just to find out my frictions were burnt through, ordered the ford racing trac-lok kit had it back together in no time, I used the factory stacking method and shimed it out to .030" feels nice and tight

            Helpful (8)
          • September 11, 2017

            5 2003 GT - MichaelP Installation Time: Afternoon

            Good product

            Worked just like it should. Easy to install with basic tools used .040 shim rear end is locked solid now no one wheel fires.

            Helpful (8)
          • August 30, 2017

            5 1995 Cobra - RoushRules Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Rebuild rear end

            Doing a total replacement of drivetrain (except motor) in 95 Cobra and changed rear gears to 3.73's. Put the Traction-LOK kit while inside the rear end and not sure of the difference by itself, but the rear end really hooks up and had no problems at the track. Install in this was less than an hour, since everything was already apart.

            Helpful (8)
          • August 22, 2017

            5 1989 LX - Luke Installation Time: Weekend

            Gears

            Went in with no problem, got my 8.8 rear end spinning both tires again Put it with installed 3.73 and your in business

            Helpful (7)
          • August 09, 2017

            5 2003 GT - TimV Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Good stuff

            It's some steel shims and clutch discs,really what can I say about it,lol?It's nice that it comes with the genuine Ford friction modifier

            Helpful (7)
          • June 24, 2017

            5 1989 LX - AnthonyS Installation Time: Afternoon

            Trac lok

            Easy to install, and the traction from both tires during a launch is so much better then the old worn out units, one wheel peel...

            Helpful (8)
          • June 17, 2017

            5 2000 GT - PAstang Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

            Works as it should

            Had a shop install these for me since the old owner messed up the old clutch packs problem solved.

            Helpful (7)
          • May 05, 2017

            5 2002 GT - MVFast02V6 Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

            Easiest part of whole rebuild and worth the time!

            Seriously the EASIEST PART of the whole rebuild! I snuck the old ones out the carrier in one stack and rebuilt the new ones in the same ornamentation.

            Helpful (7)
          • February 13, 2017

            5 1998 GT - joeL Installation Time: Afternoon

            Trac lok rebuild kit

            everything is as pictured. The kit comes with several different sizes of shims so should fit your car. I can't attest to the performance gain since it's February in Mi and the car is garaged at the moment. The clutches were original in my car with 180,000 miles. I bought the mustang last year and had the one wheel peel, so this was on the list to repair. The job wasn't to difficult if you know your way around with wrenches.

            Helpful (8)
          • January 30, 2017

            5 1994 GT - Mustang4fun Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $100-$250

            Traction Lock Rebuild

            Had the traction lock kit installed and it works as it should. My son left 2 stripes about 100 feet long on the asphalt leaving my mechanics house. I'd say it worked well.

            Helpful (12)
          • November 19, 2016

            5 2003 GT - jason Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $250-$500

            Just what I needee

            No more one ture fire As my mechanic describe it to me

            Helpful (9)

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