Review & Install Video
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.