Hi. Some Quick Questions

Lincoln Mark VIII

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    balboa454 LVC Member

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    Hi

    I just bought a 1998 Mark VIII LSC two days ago. I have a few questions.

    1) My rear taillight does not have the LSC badging. It states Lincoln. I am 100% sure the car is an authentic LSC. I have paperwork from the original owner, VIN, dual exhaust, perforated seats, etc. I thought all LSC had that particular emblem?


    2) I am swapping to a Traction-Lok rear end and want to install 4.10 gears. I have read that the car would need a tune. What all would that entail as I am unfamiliar with modding computer cars (parts, price, etc)?

    3)Would I be better served to just install 3.73 gears?

    Thanks very much.
     
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    Don't fear the gear. But I recommend you start looking for a 1993 one piece drive shaft for the vibs. I would recommend getting a tuner with the normal changes done. Look up Lance for tuner. Also the( solid axle) trac loc's don't have provisions for the IRS C clips on end of your axles. You need to machine or grind in the step for the c clips.
     
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    Thank you. I'm getting a trac loc from Ford that's supposed to work with IRSso hopefully that'll be fine.

    It's pretty hard to find the one piece driveshaft, but I am looking for sure.

    Thanks for the tip about Lance. I will check him out.
     
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    Ford stopped selling the 28 spline TL's I thought?
     
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    Part #svom4204f288
     
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    If you are just doing gears and doing only 4.1s you can get away with just swapping a 23 tooth gear in the transmission.

    I put 3.73s in my 97 and sometimes i wished i had gone 4.1s. If its an everyday driver/highway car go 3.73s, if its a weekend car/cruiser go 4.1s.

    I looked high and low a couple of years ago and I couldn’t find a NEW 28 spline T-Lok so I ended up buying a new 28 spline Auburn Pro.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    I was able to order a 1993 one piece Mark VIII driveshaft today.

    I want to order a forced lube tailshaft housing kit. Do we have a short housing on our transmissions, and would my 1998 have a VSS hole provision?

    Thanks very much guys.
     
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    Tons and tons of guys don't bother with rear lube mod. Just make sure you 100% get a one piece DS.
     
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    I had the seller check it as it's out of state. He came back today and emailed me that it is indeed a one piece. I guess I won't truly know until I receive it.
     
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    How will I tackle the speedometer/shift point issue once my gears become 4.10? I read somewhere that the speedometer gets it's info from the front wheels. I do have a tire change to 255/40/R18. Could I take it to a dealer and have the PCM reflashed?
     
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    you guys seem 110% on the one piece DS. I 've had my 98 for 4.5 years now and haven't noticed any vibration. I have 138k on her now.
     
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    you guys seem 110% on the one piece DS. I 've had my 98 for 4.5 years now and haven't noticed any vibration. I have 138k on her now.

    Do you have 4.10 gears?
     
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    Alot of peeps don't know what to look for on them. If seller is like Bruce they know mk8 stuff
     
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      Well I bought it from a junkyard so I have no idea until it arrives.
       
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      Which Lance are you referring to? dfwturbo.com?

      Thanks
       
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      Yes pretty sure that's him.
       
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      Hi, I have a 1994. Does mine have the one piece driveshaft?
       
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      1993 ONLY year for one piece drive shaft.
       
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        Go 4.10 and don't think twice.

        I've got several options for tuning the 93-98.

        SCT X4 (96-98), Chip or a complete DIY tuning software package with tuning, burner and chip for all years.

        X4 is $399.00 with 10 tunes
        Chip, cable and switch is $269.00 with 4 tunes
        CalibrVIIItor software is $400.00 with 4 tunes, chip, cable, switch and burner. You can also receive emailed tune updates with this setup.

        Feel free to let me know if I can help.

        -Lance
         
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        Hi Lance,

        I'm interested in the X4 I would believe. I'm not familiar with the CalibrVIIItor. How would I proceed with you? I just need to compensate for the 4.10 gears, different tire size, jmod which I will have put in, shift points, and I think that's it....

        Thanks
         
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        Perfect. However, it is not just gearing and shifting addressed. Everything that Ford left on the table is pinpointed in the tuning.

        CalibrVIIItor is the template created by me for the TunerPro software, and I took it a little extreme with adding hardware to it. It is really developed for folks that have knowledge in tuning parameters.

        If you would like to proceed with the X4, I would need you to complete a tune authorization form and I can invoice you with the email address supplied. Be as specific as you can. Thanks, Lance

        Form Link
         
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        Ok Lance, sounds very good. I'll do the X4 as I have no knowledge of tuning. I'll check it all out later today when I'm home on my computer.

        Tony
         
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        Awesome.. Here is the links to the various options I have.

        Mark8.site
         

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