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GT500 Dif cover fit with MM stuff?

I have an MM Panhard bar and will likely have a torque arm soon. Does the awesome GT500 rear cover fit? That nice big heat sink with fill and drain holes looks like a fantastic upgrade for my 90'


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Thanks for posting this, I've been wondering the same thing.


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It fits the TA and PHB just fine. Where you'll run into interference is a factory-style swaybar. I can't speak to the MM swaybar's fit with that cover, but you'll need to drill new mounting holes in the LCA's to shift any factory-type swaybar rearward about an inch to clear the cover. Of course this also changes the bar's effective rate, but it's all a compromise LOL.
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It fits the TA and PHB just fine. Where you'll run into interference is a factory-style swaybar. I can't speak to the MM swaybar's fit with that cover, but you'll need to drill new mounting holes in the LCA's to shift any factory-type swaybar rearward about an inch to clear the cover. Of course this also changes the bar's effective rate, but it's all a compromise LOL.
Thanks. I'll hold off on that then. I'm tearing the ass end apart to fix the horrible play in the clutch packs I was experiencing that we talked about.

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Does the same hold true on the Griggs GR40 stuff? Torque arm, panhard bar?
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You will have to mill a lot of material off of the diff cover and pound on the spare tire well a fair amount. If you don't do this, the car's bump travel will be restricted about 2". When the gear cover does hit the spare tire well, it will crack open, dumping all of the gear oil onto the ground.

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i'm running a watts link and so clearance is tight but there's lot of great info in this thread when i was searching for options. ended up with the FMS-M-4033-G2.

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Hey Jack does the TA performance 1806 cover fit with the panhard bar on an 1988?

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Yes, but the 1806A may not fit depending on how the PHB was installed. I would always use the 1806B version as it will interfere with the spare tire well the least.

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Are most people using the factory 8.8 stamped cover? I picked up a TA Perf. cover, didn't even think about researching if there would be a clearance issue.


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I'm using a TA cover with just a Panhard bar. Looks good, clears well.
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When you say it clears well, do you mean it clears the PHB, or the spare tire well? The spare tire well seems to be the wild card.

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I'm running the MM rear suspension:T/A, PHB, adjustable sta-bar. I'm also running the LPW low profile cover. It clears all the MM components. The closest is the adjustable sta-bar. Can't use a gasket - won't clear; have to use RTV which is fine with me.
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Interested in which finned covers clear the spare tire well. I think I could figure out which ones clear the PHB through searching, but I've never read much info about clearing the body of the car.

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Are most people using the factory 8.8 stamped cover? I picked up a TA Perf. cover, didn't even think about researching if there would be a clearance issue.
im using a trickflow diff cover, it was free so why not.

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i also used a stock rear bar and a bar off a 98gt which was slightly thicker no issues.

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Pretty similar to mine, which is about 3.750" from the mating face to the top of the milled area. So it clears the spare tire well OK? I mean, if I have to do some milling to the face, it wouldn't be the end of the world, I guess.


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