Team321 uses a Ford 8.8 differential used in Thunderbird, Cougar and Lincoln
Mark VIII from 1989 - 1997. This differential was chosen due to its wide
availability and low price. These differentials are available from your local
wrecking yard ( used ) as well as new from Ford Racing. Click HERE to view the details.
A second differential option is a Quick Change IRS differential from Speedway
Engineering. Click HERE for
more info on this Quick Change differential.
Differential Top View
Differential Front View
Another Differential Top View
The differential is mounted in the IRS center section between the two
The IRS center section ( shown above ) locates the differential, the
Upper and Lower control arm attachment points and the coilover shocks.
The center section also connects the Rear Suspension to the chassis.
The circle above highlights the center section of the IRS located in
a finished chassis.
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