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Ford Performance 8.8-Inch Rear Axle Bearing and Seal Kit (86-04 V8, Excluding 99-04 Cobra)

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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • 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

      MPN# M-1225-B

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (79)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.9 out of 5 overall rating from 79 customers

      • January 09, 2020

        5 2003 GT - GaryS

        Rear Axle bearings

        Installation this weekend, will update. Shipment on time.

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      • April 28, 2019

        5 2002 GT - Glenn

        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. ;)

        Helpful (2)
      • April 07, 2019

        5 2004 GT - Oxwhite04gt

        Great product

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

        Helpful (2)
      • March 28, 2019

        4 1998 GT - Hellhorse

        Wheel bearings

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

        Helpful (1)
      • January 30, 2019

        5 1992 GT - MattheuB

        Very pleased!

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

        Helpful (2)
      • January 27, 2019

        5 1993 LX - JustinL

        Great product and price

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

        Helpful (1)
      • January 26, 2019

        5 2001 Bullitt - WyattB

        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

        Helpful (1)
      • January 25, 2019

        5 2013 V6 - MichaelM

        Great product.

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

        Helpful (1)
      • December 21, 2018

        5 2003 GT - EdwardM

        Axle bearing kit

        Excellent quality fast delivery, easy installation

        Helpful (4)
      • November 15, 2018

        5 2000 GT - NickT

        bearings for rebuild

        got nice bearing and seal kit for rear end rebuild

        Helpful (5)

      Questions & Answers (8 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      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.

      Helpful (1)

      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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      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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      3 More Questions
      Will these fit my 2003 Crown Victoria? 1 answer
      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

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (2) Outer Axle Shaft Bearings
      • (2) Seals

      Tech Specs

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