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The rear end on my 99 v6 recently took a crap on me and i need to replace it.
i've called around to my local wrecking yards and found quite a few gt rear ends for the same price as the v6's, so i figure i can just put a gt rear end and get better gears and a t-lock for the same price. the problems is when i started calling around to repair shops to see how much it would cost to have it installed, a few of them told me i would have to get a whole new tranny to go along with the gt rear end. that sounds a little fishy to me, so are these shops just trying to get more money out of me or is this something that will need to be done?

many thanks :)
 

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Smack the shop guys in the face, if it is from the same year mustang it will bolt right up
 

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so then i should just go ahead and pick up a gt rear end then?
Is it everything including axles, or just the diff, gears, and housing/cover?
 

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Probably gunna need the control arms, springs and a driveshaft
 

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Is it everything including axles, or just the diff, gears, and housing/cover?
yeah, it's everything, including axles.

i should be good to go right? outside of having my speedo off a little bit, are there any problems with doing this swap?
 

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yeah, it's everything, including axles.

i should be good to go right? outside of having my speedo off a little bit, are there any problems with doing this swap?
nope everything should just bolt right up if it is out of the same year car
 

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so it has to be out of a 99 gt? the 00-04's wont work?
They should all work, but I am almost positive you will need a new driveshaft or maybe just the u-joints?
 

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all you have to do is change some yolks... that is all... try to grab the yolk that came off the GT drive train too if you could

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u joints... not yolk ... sorry
 

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They should all work, but I am almost positive you will need a new driveshaft or maybe just the u-joints?
yeah 99-04 will fit, and you will need u-joints but those are got at autozone
 

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you might look into stiffer Lower Control Arms since your there... might be able to snag some off ebay for about $100 that way your rear end will sit in place better and you won't have any wheel hop
 

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alright sweet, thanks guys. so i'll check the u joints on the gt and see if they're still good, if not i'll just pick some new ones up, they're only like 35 bucks.

i think i'll wait on the driveshaft too. i'm only going to be driving this mustang for a couple more months and then i'm going to sell it to some lucky kid with 4 grand. i'm going to try and get a real gt.
 
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