Low Budget 8.8 rebuild, what should I look into?
Well, in a spot of stupidity I got the oppurtunity to learn about what happens with overheated components in a differential, I have just purchased a low mile Turbocoupe complete 8.8" rear end to replace the 1995 GT rear end in my car.
I know I have to swap all the hardware as far as axles, axle flanges, brake hardware, lines, and my panhard bracket, however I have a few questions.
It is a 3.55:1 gear setup, Identical to what I had. Is there anything I should do to the differential while I have the axles out? I plan on replacing the ear bushings (though they look fine), c-clips (this rear end has little to no play, suprisingly), and of course, fluid.
What else can I do? Should I look into the axle bearings and seals? What about putting more clutch packs in the differential? Would it be beneficial or no for 80% daily, 10% strip, 10% auto-x/OT? I lean more on the auto-x/ot than drag as far as bias in ability.
I'd like to do this low budget, since stupidity landed me here in the first place. All suggestions are welcome.
Chris Wynne - NASA AZ Region Racing Nut
2011 GT: Yellow Tri-Blaze, 6MT, 3.73's, all the options sans a glass roof.