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Looking for A How-To: Traction Lock to Torsen Swap

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I have a base GT that I want to swap an OEM Torsen into. I’m having trouble finding a local shop that will do the work, so I’ll probably have to do it myself. Are there any step-by-step guides to doing this? I haven’t been able to find one so far.
 
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I have a base GT that I want to swap an OEM Torsen into. I’m having trouble finding a local shop that will do the work, so I’ll probably have to do it myself. Are there any step-by-step guides to doing this? I haven’t been able to find one so far.
Are you changing the gear set too, or just swapping the differential?
 
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Just follow the disassembly and reassembly instructions from the Ford Service Manual. Since you’re not changing gears, there’s less worry about having to adjust shims for backlash and gear pattern. No need to do anything with the pinion, which saves a lot of work. Pay close attention to what shims are on which side, and reassemble exactly as it comes apart. You’ll want to check backlash and gear pattern before you button it up, but high likelihood it will be in spec.

Here’s a link to the Ford Service Manual:

https://iihs.net/fsm/?d=759&f=Differential Carrier.pdf&p=1
 

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Good idea to check gear pattern and backlash BEFORE you disassemble if you are planning on reusing the gears. Getting it set up like it was is your best bet at not ending up with a noisy diff.
 

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