I called MRT to see if there’s any way to get the new brackets from this kit without ordering the whole kit. They are supposed to get back to me. If that doesn’t work out, I’ll likely be trying to fix my oem brackets as you suggested.That looks a lot better. Those things could be cleaned up with evapo-rust and a quick chase of the threads with a tap and die kit. Cheap at local stores. Paint them to add some longevity.
If it does, it would have been done by a previous owner. Is there any way to tell visually? I didnt take a super close look when I flushed the diff fluid last year.Just got done reading through this thread.
Nice job so far man! I've enjoyed your write ups and the pictures of your journey so far.
I may have missed this, does your car have an Eaton Diff?
I'm not sure, but it definitely doesn't look like a stock Trac-lok unit to me. Trac-loks have the big heavy duty "S" spring, whereas it looks like yours has the coil springsIf it does, it would have been done by a previous owner. Is there any way to tell visually? I didnt take a super close look when I flushed the diff fluid last year.
Wow. That’s helpful. I was trying to look up pictures of stock diffs but wasn’t finding anything that seemed clear and legit.I'm not sure, but it definitely doesn't look like a stock Trac-lok unit to me. Trac-loks have the big heavy duty "S" spring, whereas it looks like yours has the coil springs
This is a trac lok:
This is an Eaton Posi:
And if someone went through the trouble of installing an aftermarket diff, I can't imagine they'd keep the stock gears.
Yeah the OEM piece has some notches but the aftermarket/replacement piece doesn’t have them. Kind of lame but hopefully I can still make the new piece work fine.The metal bracket on the body stays and the lip of the ground effect slides behind it , iirc it was a pretty tight fit , careful not to mar the paint.
Those pieces on my 93GT had notches cut in them were they slid around the rivets on the body mounting bracket ,
yours look a little different are they aftermarket ?
$950 in labor?! That's crazy expensive.Over the weekend I took care of a much needed oil change, including replacing both oil pan drain plugs (magnetic plugs with new gaskets). I also tried to clean up a bit of the grime underneath but didn’t have the car as high up as I would have liked. I checked under the car a day later and it seems like the front drain plug at least did the trick. I couldn’t see the rear one that well but it seemed like there might still be a slow drip there.
I still haven’t had time to install the MM steering shaft assembly. I also picked up a Steeda clutch cable kit recently so I’m hoping to do both of those around the same time.
The Fox is scheduled to have the high flow cats and factory horn bracket welded in towards the end of the month. Unfortunately the shop that is doing that work doesn’t do rear end gears. I’m trying to get quotes from a couple of other shops, as rear end gears is probably the thing I am least likely to try in the garage myself.
Edit: one of the shops got back to me and said that for the rear end gears, if I’m providing all the parts, the labor charge is $950. Does that sound right? It sounds more expensive than I remember paying on my TransAm back in the day but that was 18 years ago so….