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It's finally come time to install the new 8.8 differential in the #FairmontProject. There were only a couple of snags along the way. For the most part this seemed to go pretty smoothly. Much easier than setting it up.

You can also do this job on the ground with floor jacks and jack stands. I'd recommend 2 floor jacks and a level surface.

I have a LOT of links for this video so I'm going to keep this part of the description short. If you decided to do this job, good luck. Otherwise, thanks for watching!

How to Lift and Support a Vehicle:

Link to previous video in series:

Differential Basics video:

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Useful Info

Ford 8.8 PDF: https://performanceparts.ford.com/download/instructionsheets/FordInstShtM-4209-8.pdf 

Gear tooth pattern guide: https://www.ringpinion.com/Content/Book/Reading-and-Adjusting-Ring-and-Pinion-Tooth-Patterns.pdf

Dana Differential assembly guide: http://www2.dana.com/pdf/5717.PDF

Ford differential identification guide: http://www.fordification.com/tech/rearends_ford09.htm


Ford Limited Slip: https://www.amazon.com/Ford-XL-3-Friction-Modifier-Additive/dp/B000NU5LP6 

Royal Purple gear oil: https://www.amazon.com/Royal-Purple-11687-Performance-Synthetic/dp/B005SEKFBC/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1466942441&sr=1-1&keywords=royal+purple+80w+90 

Lower Control Arm Reinforcement Plates: http://www.americanmuscle.com/compeng-reinforcement-plates-7995.html 

My Springs: https://lmr.com/item/ST-5558200/79-04-Mustang-Steeda-Sport-Lowering-Springs-Kit 

My Shocks: https://lmr.com/item/STR-S6000EM/mustang-strange-adjustable-rear-shock-7993-s6000em 

Spring Isolator Kit: http://www.americanmuscle.com/bbk-front-isolators-7904.html


Transmission Jack:

Sunex 7793B 1000 lb Sunex 7793B 1000 lb. (1/2 Ton) Telescopic Transmission Jack

Support Jack:

OTC 2015A Stinger 1500 Lb Pedestal Stand OTC 2015A Stinger 1500 Lb Pedestal Stand

Grey Pneumatic Sockets:

Grey Pneumatic 81635MRD 3 n8 Dr. 35pc Metric Std Deep Duo Socket Set 6 PtGrey Pneumatic 81635MRD 3/8" Dr. 35pc Metric Std & Deep Duo-Socket Set - 6 Pt.

Dewalt 3/8 Impact:

Dewalt DC823KA 3 8 18V Cordless Impact Wrench KitDewalt DC823KA 3/8" 18V Cordless Impact Wrench Kit

Air Ratchet:

Ingersoll Rand 1105MAX D3 Air Ratchet 3 8 Drive Maximum Torque 30 ft lbs Ingersoll Rand 1105MAX-D3 Air Ratchet 3/8" Drive Maximum Torque 30 ft/lbs

Lady Slipper:

K Tool 71616 Lady Slipper Pry Bar K Tool 71616 Lady Slipper Pry Bar, 16" Long

Beta T-handles:

Beta Tools T Handle Wrenches Beta Tools 009520010 952 10-T-Handle Wrenches With Swivelling/a>

Astro Drop Light:

Astro Pneumatic 40SL Rechargeable COB LED Slim Work Light 410 Lumens Astro Pneumatic 40SL Rechargeable COB LED Slim Work Light, 410 Lumens

Eastwood Flare Tool:

Eastwood Pro Brake Tubing Flaring Tool Eastwood Pro Brake Tubing Flaring Tool

Eastwood Line Bending Tool:

Eastwood Brake Line Forming Tool Eastwood Brake Line Forming Tool

Tubing Cutter:

Lisle 50000 Mini Tubing Cutter Lisle 50000 Mini Tubing Cutter

Cutting Oil:

Mountain 55104 Mountain Cutting Oil Mountain 55104 Mountain Cutting Oil

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