where to buy rear end gears

shoguun

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I was just wondering if anyone knew of a good place or website that sold 8 inch gears? I need to upgrade from the 2.80 gears i have cause i read if you go manual transmission you have to have at least 3.50 gears.
 
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rebel65

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he said at least.

you don't NEED them, although unless you have an incredibly torquey engine you will lug in 5th(i really mean overdrive) with 2.80s. then 3.50's will really help you out. some like 4.11's tho i hear ; ).
and i second summitracing
 

65ShelbyClone

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Are we talking about a car with or without overdrive?

Any big parts house should have or be able to get a full selection of Ford 8" ring & pinion sets.

I need to upgrade from the 2.80 gears i have cause i read if you go manual transmission you have to have at least 3.50 gears.
Who said that? :bs: All the 5-speed 5.0 GTs came with leggy diff gears. I don't about all the years, but the '87-93 5-speed cars were optioned only with 2.73s or 3.08s. I had 3.00s in my '68 when I put the 4-speed in and they would have worked fine with a stock engine. They were certainly better on the highway than my current 3.50s(~3000rpm @ 65mph).