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Ford Performance 8.8 in. Rear Axle Bearing & Seal Kit (86-04 V8, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

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    Features & Details

    • Extra Insurance
    • Direct Fit Replacement
    • Genuine Ford Racing Part
    • Designed for Solid Rear Axle V8's
    • Fits 1986-2004 GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and 1994-1998 SVT Cobra
    Extra Insurance. When installing a new set of axles or steeper rear gears in your Pony it is a good time to swap out those old worn Axle Bearings and Seals with a new set from AmericanMuscle. High-quality Ford Racing steel bearings are a direct fit replacement and insure against an axle failure.

    Kit Includes. The Ford Racing 8.8" Rear Axle Bearing and Seal Kit contains two outer axle shaft bearings and two seals.

    Legendary Ford Racing Quality. When you're adding performance parts to your Pony, you can't go wrong by installing parts from the folks that know it best. Ford Racing's legendary quality ensures a perfect fit and years of hassle-free use.

    Application. This Ford Racing Rear Axle Bearing and Seal Kit is designed for use with 8.8in solid rear axle equipped V8 Mustangs, including the GT, Bullitt, Mach 1 and the 1994-1998 SVT Cobra. It will not fit the 1999-2004 IRS equipped Cobra.

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

    MPN# M-1225-B

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (2) Outer Axle Shaft Bearings
    • (2) Seals
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Bullitt - 01
    • Cobra - 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
    • Cobra R - 93, 95
    • 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

    Fits solid axle Mustangs equipped with a 8.8" rear end. Will not fit IRS equipped Cobra

        Questions & Answers (8)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        I have a 98 v6 mustang with an 8.8. Are these the bearings i need to replace my current ones?

        • The Ford Performance 8.8 in. Rear Axle Bearing & Seal Kit are specifically designed for use with the 8.8" rear end in the V8 Mustangs.

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        Going from a 28 spindle axle to a 31 spindle axle will these bearings work for me

        • The Ford Performance 8.8 in. Rear Axle Bearing & Seal Kit will be compatible with the 31 spline axles.

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        Will this work with 4:10 rear end gears

        • Hi, This bearing & seal kit will work with all gear ratios in 8.8 rear equipped 86-04 Mustangs Excludes IRS.

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        Is this kit included in the Ford Racing Ring/pinion kit to rebuilt the rear end?

        • No, these must be ordered separately. These are the outside axle bearings and seals. The kits come with pinion bearings and carrier bearings (think inner axle bearings). Good luck.

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        Will these fit my 2003 Crown Victoria?

        • While most Ford parts from a Mustang will fit a Crown Victoria, we cannot confirm that this will work 100%. If you have questions about the Ford Racing 8.8 in. Rear Axle Bearing & Seal Kit (86-04 Excludes IRS) working in a Crown Victoria, feel free to contact us via phone or email found here:

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        3 More Questions
        Will these work with aftermarket 31 spline axles? 1 answer
        Will these work for the 7.5in rear on v6's? I have a 2000 v6 mustang with a 7.5in rear, will these work? This bearing and seal kit is relatively inexpensive. I've been told that most of the components are similar in 7.5 and 8.8. 1 answer
        Will These fit My 2001 mustang gt? Im wondering if these are going to fit my "all stock" 2001 mustang gt 4 answers

          Customer Reviews (78) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.9

          out of 5 stars

          • 5/5

            April 28, 2019

            Perfect fit.

            Purchase this kit for my '02 GT. Right side showed signs of a leaky seal so it was time to do both since I was going through the chassis rebuild. Original seals were in TIGHT, so tight I used several bars to remove them. Using a slide hammer puller, the bearings were a to get out so I heated the housing a bit with a propane torch to help relieve them. Installing the new bearings and seals was easy. I cleaned the housing with sandpaper and a little never sieze to aid in pounding in the bearings and seals with my driver set. Should be good for another 125k. ;)


            Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            April 07, 2019

            Great product

            No noise or leaks! Replaced my old bearings and seal when I installed 4.10s


            Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 4/5

            March 28, 2019

            Wheel bearings

            It came quickly, was exactly what I needed and they are in stalled now and work great thanks


            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            January 30, 2019

            Very pleased!

            I have not installed these yet, but was very pleased with how fast they arrived.


            Year: 1992 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            January 27, 2019

            Great product and price

            Everything I ordered arrived just within a few days right when I needed it


            Year: 1993 Submodel: LX

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            January 26, 2019

            31 spline axel swap

            I recently did a 31 spline axel swap and these seals were the perfect fit would definitely buy again if I did another swap on a future project


            Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            January 25, 2019

            Great product.

            Redone my rear-end and used all ford performance bearings, diff, and axles great products. Thank you American Muscle..


            Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            December 21, 2018

            Axle bearing kit

            Excellent quality fast delivery, easy installation


            Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (3)

          • 5/5

            November 15, 2018

            bearings for rebuild

            got nice bearing and seal kit for rear end rebuild


            Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            October 30, 2018


            Easy and cheap preventative maintenance when you already have the axles out.


            Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            October 30, 2018

            Great quality

            Great quality bearings. Installation was pretty straight forward. No freezing needed.


            Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            October 04, 2018

            Easy and quick install

            Free rental of the removal and install tools from the auto parts store is the way to go here. The removal and install only took 15 minutes! It's the removal and re-install of the rear brakes and the axles, the draining and refilling of the differential that take most of the time. All together, it took me 8 hours(I did the whole job by myself, as usual) but, It felt good when I was done!


            Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (9)

          • 5/5

            September 19, 2018


            Have not installed yet but can’t wait to get them in


            Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (7)

          • 5/5

            September 10, 2018

            Great kit

            Packaged well and sent promptly. Had gears put in as well. Running smooth as if now.


            Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (6)

          • 5/5

            July 11, 2018

            Axle Bearings and Seals

            Fit nicely and was everything you expect it to be!


            Year: 2004 Submodel: Mach 1

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            June 15, 2018

            as expected

            excellent product. they are as described and as expected


            Year: 2017 Submodel: GT350

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            May 15, 2018


            Great product, great craftsmanship, great delivery time. I couldn't be more satisfied with this product!


            Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            March 05, 2018

            Axle Bearings

   my 31 spline superior axles perfectly.


            Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            December 22, 2017

            Great Product!

            I ordered these to replace my factory bearings on my 99 GT. I'm sure the factory were fine, but with the car being 17 years old.... I think it deserved them! I order them Sunday evening and they arrived on Tuesday.


            Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

            Helpful (10)

          • 5/5

            December 10, 2017

            Axle bearing

            Nice to buy everything from one location to overhaul the axle


            Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

            Helpful (8)

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