8.8 question

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by kazman59, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. kazman59

    kazman59 King of Kazmania

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    What ARP studs for 8.8 axles on a 2007 GT500?

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  2. Norm Peterson

    Norm Peterson corner barstool sitter

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    Pretty sure all 2007 Mustangs take ARP #100-7723, available at Maximum Motorsports or Summit (that I know of).

    Might be worth a phone call to check and place the order then and there.


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  3. kazman59

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    Thanks Norm
     
  4. Norm Peterson

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    No problem. I installed those same studs in my '08 GT a year or two ago.

    When you get around to doing this, use an open-end nut (I think it's 1/2-20) and two or more stainless steel washers with some grease between a couple of them. This is basically Ford's shop manual procedure that I've added the grease to, and specified stainless for the washers because they're smoother than zinc washers. I also grease the studs, being diligent about removing this after with a solvent (I use acetone). Studs pull through (and pull through square to the flange) with only light to moderate effort with a standard 1/2" ratchet.

    Do NOT use an impact tool, as this can strip the splines.


    Not sure which car was serving as my "model" . . .

    Wheel stud installation.JPG


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  5. kazman59

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    You didn't bother to take the rotor off? Hmm...
     
  6. Norm Peterson

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    Don't remember having to, but it's been a while. I did use a medium-weight machinist hammer to loosen the studs, though. Ford's C-clamp method would require rotor removal.


    Norm
     
  7. Kipp07GT

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    When I did my studs I used the lisle stud installer and never took my rotors off. There is a small slot in the back for knocking them out and putting them back on. Took all of 5 minutes per side. Best money I have ever spent on that installer. It takes the load off the studs.
     
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