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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

    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

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    8 Questions / 6 Answers

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    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.

      Chris J

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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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    Will these work with aftermarket 31 spline axles?


    • Moser Engineering and Yukon "on their websites" list the same axle bearing part number for both 31 spline and 28 spline axles - Ford 8.8. Hope this answers your question.


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    Customer Reviews (61) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.9

    out of 5 stars

    • 5/5

      March 05, 2018

      Axle Bearings my 31 spline superior axles perfectly.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (1)

    • 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 (3)

    • 5/5

      December 10, 2017

      Axle bearing

      Nice to buy everything from one location to overhaul the axle


      Year: 2001 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      November 15, 2017

      Good product

      Arrived sealed up nice not holes in the package or anything havent installed yet, but i know you cant go wrong with ford perf. Prod.


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      October 09, 2017

      Nice bearing/seal set

      Nice set, good quality and price, came quickly also. Nice group to deal with, first purchase here but wont be last.


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      October 08, 2017


      Made a huge difference on my Mustang my rear end feels way better now


      Year: 1991 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      September 15, 2017

      2003 Mach 1

      Rebuilt whole rear-end, Freshened up everything in the rear along with 4.10 Richmond gears.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      August 16, 2017

      Excellent product!

      Fit perfectly! Bought these for my track car and they fixed my rear axle leak. Definitely would buy again.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      August 07, 2017

      Great product

      Great product, fit nicely and works wonders. Would recommend to anyone


      Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      July 24, 2017

      Easy install, quality parts

      Very easy to install, perfect fit and feel well made.


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      July 03, 2017

      AM delivers

      A good idea to change these if you're changing out the gears anyway. Worked as described.


      Year: 2000 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      June 22, 2017

      Ford performance rear axle bearings

      High quality made bearings fit absolutely perfect definitely worth the money!!


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      May 27, 2017

      2003 mustang

      Good oe quality strait forward installation would by again.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      May 20, 2017

      A must have for gear swap

      Great high quality bearings and seals a must have when replacing gears or just a rebuild.


      Year: 2001 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      May 05, 2017

      Fit like a Glove!

      another great product from Ford! its like the commercial, "nobody knows your Ford, better than Ford!" easy to install fit form and function is top notch!


      Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      April 04, 2017

      Much quieter ride!

      The new bearings and seals felt very well made and I especially like that they are made in the USA! I had a terrible roar at any speed over 40MPH and now it is much quieter. Although I have now discovered that I have chipped spider gear in my LSD and the ring gear looks a little pitted. Looks like I will have another project for this year. For anyone that hasn't done this job before, if you have ABS, you will need to loosen the ABS sensor in order to push the axles in far enough to remove the C clips inside the rear end.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      March 12, 2017

      Complete the build

      The bearings and seals look to be good qualityand are easy to install while gears are out. Run a rod through housing and knock them out from opposite side.


      Year: 2003 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 1/5

      March 02, 2017

      Bad out of the box

      Background- I'm a master certified ase technician and was putting a newly used rear and in my 04 GT. Thought it would be a good time to do bearings and seals as they were OE. Used specialized removers and installers and put these in and during test drive heard a new loud growling noise from bearings. They were all the way seated and I did pre-lube the bearings. Parts failure. Haven't gotten back to AM yet but hopefully they will see this.


      Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      February 14, 2017

      Awesome product

      Awesome Product , it performs really well and excellent price as always!!


      Year: 1995 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      December 24, 2016

      Axle bearings

      Great price and quality you can't go wrong here! Did a gear a swap and figured might as well change axle bearings


      Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

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