(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
Hey guys, I'm Alex from americanmuscle.com, and today I'm bringing you my quick review and breakdown of the SR Performance 31 Spline 5 Lug Axles, fitting the '05 through '14 GT, '11 though '14 V6, and '07 through '09 GT500. So in this video, I'm gonna give a quick overview on who these axles are going to appeal to, the construction and materials utilized here, the price, and then what it's gonna take to get these onto your Mustang, where I'm gonna be giving these a pretty involved three outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter and a three to four hour job. So the SR Performance axles that I have here today are going to be a great option for any GT, V6, or GT500 owner that's either in need of a replacement axle or for someone that's just looking to get into a tougher setup. These axles are gonna be great for the Mustang owner that's using their car as a daily driver or a weekend warrior, in comparison to a car that's gonna be seeing track time every weekend, as these aren't gonna be manufactured with the same tolerances as another set out there like something from Moser or Strange. In terms of the construction and materials here, we're gonna see these are going to be manufactured out of an OE type material, which is gonna be 1541H high manganese steel, which is typical of what you're gonna find from most, if not all aftermarket axles. Now in terms of the pricing here, you should expect to be spending 300 bucks for this kit. In comparison to some of the other options out there, you're gonna see that they can easily go for upwards of about a thousand dollars, but that's gonna be based on their intentions and what they're gonna be used for, and I just wanted to give you an idea of what else is out there. Switching gears to the installation portion of the video, like I said up top, this is gonna be a three outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter. It's definitely not something for the faint of heart. However, if you have done this kinda work before or if you opened up your rear end previously, I don't think you're gonna have that much trouble, but this is something that I honestly wouldn't leave to a novice wrencher out there. Now I will say this up top that this is gonna be a brief overview or glance at what's gonna be entailed to get these onto your car. A couple steps might be missing here, but you're gonna have a wealth of information in order to help you get these installed on your car if you choose to tackle this in your garage. Now looking ahead, some things I'd make sure to have on hand here are gonna be a full socket set, a couple jack stands, a few oil pans, and then some fresh oil for when you're gonna be cracking that diff open. Now to start, I'd suggest loosening the lug nuts on your car before you get it up in the air. Once it's on the stands, take everything off and then remove your caliper, caliper brake, rotor, and dust shield. So once that's done, you're gonna wanna get underneath the car and locate the pumpkin or the diff where you're gonna wanna position a fresh pan underneath, locate the fill plug, and then begin taking the differential cover off. So after that's cracked, that's when the fun part starts coming in. You're gonna need to locate the lock bolt inside of the housing which will need to be removed, then you'll pull the pinion shaft along with the C-clips, and you're damn near done pulling the OE set. After this, assuming you do have new ABS rings, they're gonna need to be pressed on, and if you don't have the equipment to do this in-house, I might suggest having a shop do this just to be on the safe side. After that, it's merely gonna be throwing everything back together and buttoning the car back up. Again, you're gonna be looking at a pretty solid three outta three wrenches on the difficulty meter here and about a three plus hour job. All right, so just to wrap things up here, some final thoughts, if you're the Mustang owner that's in need of a quick fix for a broken axle or if you're just looking for something a little bit more tough than your standard setup, I would definitely recommend checking these out for your Mustang. So I'm Alex from AmericanMuscle, and that's my quick review and breakdown of the SR Performance 31 Spline 5 Lug Axles, fitting the '05 through '14 GT, '11 though '14 V6, and '07 through '09 GT500, available right here at americanmuscle.com.
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November 17, 2019
My driver side axle was bent, I got these great fit studs that came with them were the same size as my stocks. Just hammered the studs into the axle easy then tapped in the abs ring. Pretty straight forward.Helpful (1)
September 11, 2019
Straight forward install Completed on jack stands.
Only difficult part was pressing the abs rings and removing them from old axles. Bearings and seals went in perfect. Seal design is a bit different than stock, in my opinion they are an upgrade to the stock seal design. Fitment was right on. Lug bolts are shorter! Depending on your needs... may either reuse the factory type, or buy new ones. They're usable but definitely shorter if you plan on running spacers or aftermarket rims...could be an issue.Helpful (2)
August 27, 2019
Great product get longer studs
This product is very nice and well built you will have to take old abs rings and put them on these you should also get longer studs because the ones that come with this are too shortHelpful (1)
May 20, 2019
Installed them in a couple hours and car rides so smooth, had a slightly bent axle beforehand so its noticeably better. Just pulled wheels off, calipers, and abs sensor then took off differential cover slowly to let oil drain. Press the axle in so you can remove the C clamp and slide it right out. Knocked out the studs in the stock axles to replace and used a torch to heat and pry off the abs ring, then heat it up again and gently beat it on the new axle.Helpful (1)
April 08, 2019
Great Price for a decent set of replacement axles, installed in a couple hours with no issues. The only thing I disliked was that the wheel studs supplied are too short. Other than that, everything is great!Helpful (0)
February 17, 2019
SR performance 8.8 axles
These are great .Helpful (0)
January 30, 2019
Only thing wrong is that the lug nuts are too shor.Helpful (0)
January 28, 2019
SR Performance splines
Terrible fit. 3/4" too long. Got the rear end disassemble just to find out the new splines would not fit.Helpful (0)
January 18, 2019
Bearings were slightly bigger than Ford factory bearings there for a while I was not able to use them and press them in. I have done this many times before. The studs that came in the kit are about a quarter of an inch shorter than the factory studs also along with that the spline on the end of the axle had a chip in it due to it being pushed out of the bottom of the Box not saying it was from the manufacturer but definitely done in shipping and handling and the top of the box was ripped openHelpful (2)
January 05, 2019
Stronger Is Better
They look Good i wish they Had Product Sticker on the End of the outside Like the Picture i am sure they will be what i need thanks for quick DeliveryHelpful (1)
Ford charges me $294.00 for 1 axle, my driver side axle is broken, this seems like a very good deal to get 2 for 261 dollars but are they really better than factory axles? Also will it hold 600 hp?
These axles are stronger than the factory axles and will hold a higher level of power consistently, however are not rated to a specific horsepower figure.
With this axle will you maintain abs on a 2007 GT?
Does the come with the oils? If not what oils are recommended?
The SR Performance 8.8 Axles does not come with the oils. You would want to use whatever is listed in your owner's manual.
Will this fit 2012 Ford Mustang 3.7 liters V6 motor?
Yes, the SR Performance 8.8 Axles - 31 Spline 5 Lug will be compatible with the 2012 V6s.
If I were to buy the axle would I need one new abs tone ring or two?
Unless your stock rings are bad, you can certainly utilize the stock rings on this application.
This is not a common issue, however we would recommend grabbing some new lugs to go with this, just in case you do run into this on your application.
These have not been tested in terms of a HP rating at this point in time.
You will definitely see an improvement and better overall quality with the SR axles when compared to the factory axles.
The SR Performance 8.8 Axles - 31 Spline 5 Lug will have everything you need minus the oils needed.
These SR Performance 8.8 Axles would go on the passenger and driver sides of the rear axle.
(approx) 4 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
What's in the Box
Fits 8.8" rear gears with 31 spline LSD or Spool only