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New Ford Racing IRS Diff Cover/Girdle

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by 03 DSG Snake, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. 03 DSG Snake

    03 DSG Snake Unknown Cyborg Established Member

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    Check this out, new IRS upgraded differential cover:



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    http://fordracingparts.com/parts/part_details.asp?PartKeyField=12464

    Fits 1999-2004 Mustang Cobra
    Load bolts provide additional support for differential bearing caps
    Increased ring and pinion gear life
    Fits IRS only



    Appears to be stronger than the stock diff cover.




    Also available with a complete IRS diff pumpkin: Ford Racing Performance Parts




    Looks like the standard 8.8 type diff cover upgrade with a stronger build and the load bolts for bearing caps. :rockon:
     
  2. Y2k4cobra

    Y2k4cobra Bohemian Bandit II Established Member

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    Nice, price isn't bad either!
     
  3. P49Y-CY

    P49Y-CY selfie deaths ftw Established Member

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    interesting!
     
  4. Termilvr

    Termilvr Member Established Member

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    i wonder if it could be machined to have a o-ring to seal it. looks like enough material there.
     
  5. 03 DSG Snake

    03 DSG Snake Unknown Cyborg Established Member

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    Wouldn't a gasket seal it well enough? I've heard good things on these from the offroad crowd: LubeLocker - LubeLocker Gaskets
     
  6. cobracide

    cobracide Active Member Established Member

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    Yes, the lubelocker gasket works great on our 8.8. I'm using it with an LPW cover, not a drop leaks out.
     
  7. Jomo1994z71

    Jomo1994z71 Can I get a KB WooWee! Established Member

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    Interesting...
     
  8. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    Nice, thought Ford Racing would have come out with one alot sooner. Just had my lpw installed a couple months back, looks similar.
     
  9. timspony

    timspony TVS Powered Established Member

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    Looks nice....plus my TR needs a IRS brace or this new cover!
     
  10. 1wild-horse

    1wild-horse Relax! I'm a Doctor! Established Member

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    this might be giving me a reason to put the 3.55 gear back in.... nice!
     
  11. cobracide

    cobracide Active Member Established Member

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    My thoughts exactly, a little late to the game but looks pretty beefy. Let's see how it holds up. Now someone has to buy one and launch the hell out of their car.
     
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  12. CobraTerritory

    CobraTerritory Merica Established Member

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    perfect. I was just about to order a BF IRS Brace too. Looks like i will have to give Tousley a call.
     
  13. 03 Indy Cobra

    03 Indy Cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Very interesting.
     
  14. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Not a bad price, and it only took them 8 years.
     
  15. Tractionless1

    Tractionless1 Ur Gator Bait!! Established Member

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    Looks about $50 more than the LPW. BTW the next run of rear housing are +$279 or so. I was trying to buy 1 a few weeks ago, all out in the US, next run later in the year with the price hike. Went ahead and bought I used Mark VIII housing for $100, figured it would have taken less abuse than a Cobra. Having Mark Williams bearing caps machined in, not trusting the bolts on the cover to pick up all the slack.
     
  16. gat0r

    gat0r Member Established Member

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    nice find, i was just researching the LPW cover.
    going to call Tousley on it
     
  17. Jefe

    Jefe Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Wonder what Tousley wants for it. Nice piece
     
  18. Bdubbs

    Bdubbs u even lift bro? Established Member

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    Correct, however it looks like the ford racing has stainless steel hardware, where I had to spend about 30 bucks to get the arp ss bolts.
     
  19. Black306

    Black306 Active Member Established Member

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    Now I'm kinda glad I procrastinated on resealing my diff. :-D


    Did you just clean up the surfaces and install it dry?
     
  20. cobracide

    cobracide Active Member Established Member

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    Yep.
     

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