Racecraft Offering Big-time Upgrades for Ford 8.8 Rear End Owners

For racers running the 8.8 rear end in their drag car, Racecraft has got you covered with not one, but three heavy-duty components to help you get down the track safely, and reliably. We’re talking about the Mustang Elite 8.8 Housing, Rear End Brace Kit, and 8.8 Housing Bracket Kit. We have all the info for you below.

Official Release:

1979-2004 Mustang Elite 8.8 Housing

For this we have basically taken all the same brackets from our Elite series housings and re-engineered them to fit the factory 8.8. So that means you get a 90 Deg Double Hole Lower Control Arm Bracket along with adjustable Coil Over mounts all on an 8.8. The housing also has a wishbone mount integrated into it. With this mount the wishbone is designed to mount off the bottom of the housing and run forward to the factory frame rails.

Features:

  • Elite LCA BRKTS
  • Coil Over BRKT
  • Shock MNTS
  • Wishbone MNT
  • ARB Tabs
  • Integrated Cross Tube
  • Axel Vent
  • Grade 8 Hardware

8.8 Rear End Brace Kit

Our Brace Kit is designed to tie the cast center section to the axle tubes. This keeps the rear end from flexing under hard launches which in the long run saves you from having a bent housing. We send a 18’’ piece of tube un-welded to the tube adapts that way you can make it however long as necessary to clear any bracket’s you may have on your housing.

This kit uses left and right hand tube adapters and rod ends, with the left hand tube adapter having a hex on it. This makes for an easy way to put a 1/4 turn of pre-load on the axle tubes. It comes with all the hardware to bolt it to the cast center section as well as the tabs that get welded to the axle tubes. 

Features:

  • JM Series Left Right Rod Ends w/ Jam Nuts
  • 1/2’’ Grade 8 Nuts and Bolts
  • 2 Left Hand Tube Adapters w/ Hex
  • 2 Right Hand Tube Adapters
  • 4 3/16’’ Axel Tube Tabs
  • 18’’ of 1 1/4’’ .083 4130 Tube

1979-2004 Mustang 8.8 Elite Housing Bracket Kit

This bracket kit is the same brackets we use on our 8.8 Elite Housing (PN # 210500). The kit is designed for the Lower Control Arm Bracket OD width to be 36 ½’’. Coil Over Brackets can be placed at a 24’’ or 26’’ CL. All brackets come welded together for the ease of installation. 

Features:

  • Elite LCA BRKTS
  • Coil Over BRKTS
  • Shock MNTS
  • ARB Tabs
  • Integrated Cross Tube
  • Grade 8 Hardware

About the author

Rick Seitz

Being into cars at a very early age, Rick has always preferred GM performance cars, and today's LS series engines just sealed the deal. When he's not busy running errands around town in his CTS-V, you can find him in the garage wrenching on his WS6 Trans Am, or at the local cruise spots in his Grand National.
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