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

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  • MPN# M-4700-B

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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

    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

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    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.

    BillM

    • 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.

      AshleyK

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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...

    NotStan

    • 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.

      AMJEFF

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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

    Brad917

    • 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.

      gtconv91

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    Customer Reviews (30) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Full Day

    Installation Cost:$100-$250

    • Performance Gain 4.866667 4.9
    • Fit 4.966667 5.0



    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      March 13, 2018

      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

      Dave

      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      March 01, 2018

      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

      Ghost191

      Year: 1993 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 09, 2017

      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

      keith

      Year: 1988 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 11, 2017

      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.

      MichaelP

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 30, 2017

      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.

      RoushRules

      Year: 1995 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      August 22, 2017

      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

      Luke

      Year: 1989 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      August 09, 2017

      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

      TimV

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      June 24, 2017

      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...

      AnthonyS

      Year: 1989 Submodel: LX

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      June 17, 2017

      Works as it should

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

      PAstang

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 05, 2017

      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.

      MVFast02V6

      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 13, 2017

      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.

      joeL

      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $100-$250

      January 30, 2017

      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.

      Mustang4fun

      Year: 1994 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      November 19, 2016

      Just what I needee

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

      jason

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Shop Install

      Installation Cost: $250-$500

      June 23, 2016

      completely changed my car!!

      I was getting one wheel tire fires and was very annoyed by this so I decided to order this along with 4.10 gears and it made a world of differences! Like night and day I am able to do most repairs on my own but for this I had a trust worthy shop install everything because this is somthing you don't want to mess up and you need the proper tools but all in all after getting everything done the only thing suffering are my tires!

      pj099812

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 23, 2016

      Easy as pie

      Used this kit to rebuild a customers rear diff. Took me less than a hour to rbuild the differential itself because it was already out of the car. Everything fit perfectly and the kit comes with enough shims to over shim it for more bite at the track if your into that sort of thing... awesome product.

      Gill

      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      January 20, 2016

      T-Lok rebuild

      Hey just got my t-lol installed and no more one wheel burnout for me putting power down through both tires must have for your mustang

      bo95stang

      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT Tuskegee al

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      December 06, 2015

      Traction in a box-

      I bought this kit over a similar kit as this came with everything I needed and nothing I didn't for a price I couldn't beat. I installed this in my 96' Bronco 8.8 and the difference was immediate. I'm melting both 35" mud terrains with 3.55 gears with ease. I was surprised to find that upon disassembley my clutches didn't look as bad as I expected to find due to the poor performance, but what I did find was one side was put together differently than the other. I assembled in this order for maximum bite- bottom to top. Gear - steel, fiber, steel, steel, fiber, steel, fiber and then a shim. To adjust how aggressive you want your setup to be simply adjust the shim pack on top. This kit will comes with three different shim pairs - .010, .020 and .030. When I took my setup apart I found the .020 shim and that is what I went with - you can put too big of a shim and not get the spider gears in as well.

      D3thM3tal

      Twin Cities, MN

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 11, 2015

      Worth the money

      Rebuilt the traction lok when I was installing the gears. Worked great and both tires spin now. Make sure you buy a new set of spider gears as well to make everything work correctly

      Mike

      Year: 1990 Submodel: GT New Jersey

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 29, 2015

      Tearin up the strip

      Best purchase yet. This with a set of 3.73s makes a whole different car. Gained six tenths in the 8th mile shortly after install and that was bad driving! I recommend this product to anyone and everyone with a fox.

      Sketer

      Year: 1989 Submodel: Other Charleston, IL

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      September 19, 2014

      Ford Racing differential rebuild.

      This is the classic rebuild kit for your limited slip differential that came commonly in V8 mustangs and some Lincolns, Mercurys, and trucks. This brings your friction modifier additive that is required to be added to your gear oil if it is not included by the oil manufacturer. Included is a new retaining bolt for the axle retaining pin. Be careful with the old retaining bolt which fairly often will break from normal use which might require some surgery with picks to remove. Always replace that bolt with a new one when you go into the differential! It's cheap insurance There is alot of info available out there on this job and complete walkthroughs to help you do it. American muscle

      jwpMustang

      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT Orlando Florida

      Helpful (3)

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