Ford 8.8 Driveline Kits



The Ford 8.8 is tried and true, used in many kit cars and custom builds. It is rock solid. The mounting kit harnesses the 8.8 from the 1989-97 T-Bird, 1993-97 Mark VIII, or the 2003-04 Cobra (31 spline) - . The mount is designed to eliminate twist and flex without relying on the subframe brace mounting points – which were not designed to support these components. This also means you can retain the factory bracing. The carrier is offered in both steel and aluminum and has a wide variety of ratios and positive traction carriers available. The 8.8 is bulkier and heavier than the Getrag, but still offers enough clearance for a 2.75″ exhaust system. It`s what we recommend for the drag racers and customers with higher power goals or that need a specific ratio. Stage 1 kits are suited for up to 400whp builds and are designed to work with the factory hubs. Stage 2(600hp) & stage 3(950hp) kits include upgrade forged hubs and ARP studs. Chose the drive shaft material that best suits your application. We do recommend the upgraded aluminum shaft for drive ability and the reduced rotating mass. Powder coated in silver vain gray.

Kits include – axles stage 1,2, or 3, differential mount, and driveshaft for selected transmission or without drive shaft for custom applications of trans swaps. To order without the drive shaft please select no transmission and no drive shaft. We also carry these Driveline Kits for Stock MX5 Transmissions.

Replacement Parts: Replacement 8.8 Driveline Kit Bushings

PLEASE NOTE – because of the large number of axle combinations, axles are built to order. Lead times vary but typically run 4-6 weeks. Kit does not include the differential -  differential is sourced by the customer.

Additional information

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Differential Type

Cobra, T bird, Mark VII, Cougar, Explorer 2006-2008(must use Cobra rear cover)

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
John Patterson
Excellent Build Quality

All of the welds are perfect, the tubing and brackets are very robust, and the fit and finish are excellent. I highly recommend the 8.8 installation for a bulletproof differential solution!

john foote

Have not installed yet but looks beastly

Mason Messina
Simple installation and fits perfectly

I bought the stage 3 8.8 kit and everything fit great and lined up perfectly. Installation didn’t take more than 30 minutes and all the parts are very high quality.