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New Ford Racing IRS Diff Cover/Girdle

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

  1. caveeagle

    caveeagle Currently Decompressing Established Member

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    Does Tousley Ford have the best price for this? ~$279 seems to be the best price I have found.

    And I have purchased the Fel-Pro gasket already. I was planning to use this gasket with either grey RTV or Hylomar blue racing sealant. Thoughts?
     
  2. my92gt

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  3. mgmustang1

    mgmustang1 Active Member Established Member

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    Is anyone planning on putting there billetflow irs brace back on when putting the frpp diff cover on?
     
  4. 03 DSG Snake

    03 DSG Snake Unknown Cyborg Established Member

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    I don't think it would be necessary.
     
  5. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    Ordered mine today and a new set of clutch packs.

    The cover is on backorder from Tousley til the end of the month. FYI
     
  6. SnakeBit

    SnakeBit Mid-Life Crisis my ass! Established Member

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    I doubt it would fit. Cover is different than stock cover.
     
  7. gat0r

    gat0r Member Established Member

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    it does look like these will be a tad short.

    can anyone confirm that the 1.25" will be sufficient
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    should i look to get the 1.5" ones (ARP 612-1500)
     
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  8. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    Just installed my FR Diff Cover.

    What a nice solid piece.

    The only thing I saw that I didn't care for was the routing of the sealant groove. The OEM cover has a groove that goes around the 2 recessed dowel pin holes in the diff case. The holes are about 1/2" diameter and are there to mount a spreader tool. Anyway the new FR Diff Cover just routes the bead grove right over these holes instead of around it.
     
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  9. caveeagle

    caveeagle Currently Decompressing Established Member

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    doesn't that kind of defeat the purpose of the sealing groove?

    The LPW cover I just installed had no groove. FWIW.

    I did notice that my stock cover had the groove. It did not seem to stop it from leaking !!!
     
  10. 04cobrawhine

    04cobrawhine Member Established Member

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    very tempting to get this. i have the billetflow brace now. i think this piece would be better.
     
  11. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    That's exactly what I did. Did the FTBR bushings too.
     
  12. 04cobrawhine

    04cobrawhine Member Established Member

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    FTBR kit will also be done, just maybe not at the same time
     
  13. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    I'd just hold off then and run your brace for now. That way you only have to drop the IRS once.

    I also rebuilt my trak lok clutches while it was apart. Those are about $100 from Tousley.
     
  14. 04cobrawhine

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    a bearing in the diff is shot so it will need to come down and be rebuilt so its coming out no matter what. just not sure if i wanna drop the whole irs.
     
  15. earico

    earico It's 4:20 somewhere... Premium Member Established Member

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    I see. The IRS comes out easily. It's only held in with 4 bolts.

    I dropped it because it's just easier. More room to work on it.
     
  16. 04cobrawhine

    04cobrawhine Member Established Member

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    yea ive watched the videos on ftbr site. pretty easy to come out. we will see how im feeling when i get going on it
     
  17. evolve

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    I may do this with 3.73s.
     
  18. ac427cobra

    ac427cobra FULLTILTBOOGIERACING.COM Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I just wanted to make everyone aware of the fact that if they plan on using the new Ford Racing rear diff cover AND our FT 1401 Delrin isolated rear diff lowering mount, you will run into some interference issues with the inner toe link mounts on the subframe.

    We will have a solution to this dilema shortly. We plan on selling a milled Ford Racing cover that will clear the inner toe link mounting brackets so everything will simply bolt in place with no issues. We are currently waiting for tooling to mill the covers at this time.

    Stay tuned.

    :thumbsup::coolman::beer:
     
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  20. SVT_Troy

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    Glad you posted this as I had no idea of the issue
     

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