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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
  • Foxbody - 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
  • Mach 1 - 03, 04
  • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98
  • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

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

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you better get these

if your re doing you rear. mine as well go all the way the first time. fit like factory and are much heavier duty.

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Very satisfied

The fact that this product is a Ford product alone made me buy this product. I had a blown out axle seal, and bought this package here, gave it to my mechanic and he said that it looked like a quality ...

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Overall Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars
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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: http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html


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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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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.


  • Unfortunately not these were designed for the 8.8 rear end


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Will These fit My 2001 mustang gt? Im wondering if these are going to fit my "all stock" 2001 mustang gt


  • The 2001 Mustang GT came from the factory with the standard 8.8 Ford rear differential. This kit is designed for your car. The kit does not fit Cobras with the Independent Rear Suspension (IRS).


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Overall Rating 4.9

out of 5 stars

  • 5/5

    February 03, 2012

    you better get these

    if your re doing you rear. mine as well go all the way the first time. fit like factory and are much heavier duty.


    Year: 2001 Submodel: GT Aston, PA

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    March 25, 2012

    Very satisfied

    The fact that this product is a Ford product alone made me buy this product. I had a blown out axle seal, and bought this package here, gave it to my mechanic and he said that it looked like a quality product and was a breeze to install. Its been about 5,000 miles since the install and have had no problems. I recommend this product.


    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 (1)

  • 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 (1)

  • 5/5

    October 13, 2016

    Good as gold

    Had a squeek that sounded like a ujoint it ended up being the axle bearings put them in and good as new


    Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 16, 2016

    Good bearing and seals

    Easy install, took me a little more than expected because a was careful in every detail but was worth it at the end. Fixed the oil leak and bearing problem. Car runs great.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 17, 2016

    Good quality. Excellent price

    Not much to say, timkin bearings. Can't complain there.


    Year: 2003 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    July 01, 2016

    Axle bearings

    Real good product great finish recommend to anyone doing new axle bearings


    Year: 2002 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 4/5

    June 17, 2016

    Great fit

    Perfect fit good quality look to be better than stock I would definitely buy them again


    Year: 1993 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    May 05, 2016

    Very pleased

    The item was great. It was a great fit and will definitely be ordering alot more things


    Year: 2001 Submodel: Bullitt

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    March 06, 2016

    Axle bearings

    I didn't want cheap auto parts store stuff, AM had exactly what I wanted in the Ford racing bearings. Great parts will buy again.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    October 25, 2015

    Oem fit

    Bought this kit to finish off my rear end build. Install was easy. Fit was very good, and good quality.


    Year: 1991 Submodel: GT Canton,ga

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 28, 2015


    Excellent exactoy what i ordered great price great quality fast shipping


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT Miami fl

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  • 5/5

    March 17, 2014

    Ford Racing 8.8 bearing kit

    Worked great!!! Ford Racing Products work great for my Fox. Parts always fit properly. Thanks American Muscle.


    Year: 1989 Submodel: GT Hendersonville, TN, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    November 13, 2012

    Awesome Purchase

    My 98 needed axle bearings very bad, local store wanted 39.99 for just one bearing. Found these ford racing ones for 24.99 with 2 bearings and 2 seals, did next day shipping and still came out cheaper then my local parts store. Very happy with the outcome. Will be back for more!! Thanks AmericanMuscle.


    Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Spartanburg, SC, USA

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    January 29, 2012

    cant beat ford oe quality

    Product fit and performs perfectly, I would expect nothing less from Ford parts. This is always a good idea if your rears apart.


    Year: 1992 Submodel: GT Newburgh Ny

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    December 07, 2011

    Great product

    I had my mechanic install the axle seal and bearings on my car. I watched as he did it and it seemed to me as though he had not a problem whatsoever installing it. Its been roughly 300 miles since and I've had no problems. I can't say I feel any kind of difference but definitely a great product.


    Year: 2004 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    August 07, 2017

    Great product

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


    Year: 1996 Submodel: Cobra

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    July 24, 2017

    Easy install, quality parts

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


    Year: 1999 Submodel: GT

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  • 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

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