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I just rebuilt a T-lok diff the cheater way..

On a table, instead of in the axle. I got a used T-lok from a friend with a 5.0 mustang (he upgraded to 31 spline) and did the clutch kit on it. Its a little tricky but definitely not brain surgery. I'm going to trust one of the techs at my favorite Ford dealership (Velde Ford, Vero Beach FL) to actually install it for me, so that they can check the backlash and make sure everything is adjusted properly. (I talked it over with my dad, an old Ford tech turned Service manager turned Dealership VP, and he told me that I could no doubt get the diff in and working, but the odds were good that it may need minor adjustments that I wouldn't know how to measure, and that it could grenade ~5K miles down the road.)

I'm glad I wore some latex gloves, gear oil stinks!
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nice - will be good to see both wheels spinning in the fall
the TQ will be able to climb that rock instead of pushing it now
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nice - will be good to see both wheels spinning in the fall
the TQ will be able to climb that rock instead of pushing it now
You're damn right.. I'll be a little less scared of ORVing with 2wd instead of 1wd.
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what is a T loc never heard of it... Yeah gear oil sucks man... we got differentials at work that hold 15-20 gallons of that nasty sh*t sucks when it spills all over you it seems like you cannt get it off i hate them days
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what is a T loc never heard of it... Yeah gear oil sucks man... we got differentials at work that hold 15-20 gallons of that nasty sh*t sucks when it spills all over you it seems like you cannt get it off i hate them days
T-Lok=Traction-Lock=Limited Slip=Posi-traction

All Ford names for the same thing.
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Also TractionLoc.

Hey, very good! Well, I hope to have my FX4 8.8" in place with the Auburn ECTED, the bigger brakes and 31 spline axles by the time we hit Centralia. However, things can happen so who knows. Sure going to try though.

One word, Brian: Nitrile. Use nitrile work gloves and you'll never want latex on your hands again. I have blue nitrile gloves now that are much tougher than latex for the same thickness. I really like them.
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Well I'd really love to have rear disc brakes by the fall (C'mon Tom!) but I may have some, um, power-adding changes to my truck by then.
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did u get a standard rebuild kit or did u use the 8 clutch kit?
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did u get a standard rebuild kit or did u use the 8 clutch kit?
Standard, I don't see the need for a "performance" rebuild with 154 horsepower.
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Well I'd really love to have rear disc brakes by the fall (C'mon Tom!) but I may have some, um, power-adding changes to my truck by then.
I'm working on it. Once I finish these sliders, I'll start on my bumper and then the brake brackets. I gotta get my oxy/acetalene torch filled first tho.
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its all good, i think im gunna rebuild mine with the 8 clutch kit =-D and i only have 145 hp stock*




*denotes my numbers are above stock hehehehehehehe
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