Strange HD 9" Ford Housing Bolt-in For 1979-2004 Mustang Complete With Mounts & Ends


Part Number: HF9M86ME

1979-2004 Mustang

Strange HD Ford 9″ bolt-in housing

Custom widths available at no additional charge

Information Required
Type of housing ends
Housing width

Pinion Offset – .625″ To The Passenger Side
Same as OEM 8.8 housing

Center Housing – H1112 *
• Constructed from .141″ mild steel
• Heavy duty .282″ thick face plate
• Internal gussets provide rigidity and support axle tubes
• Slots allow exceptional weld contact of housing to tubes
• Extended cover provides clearance for 9″ & 9 1/2″ gear sets

* Modified for this application

Fill & Drain plugs – H1116 / H1116
• Facilitate fluid changes
• Allows for inspection of ring gear

Housing Tubing – H1141
• DOM 1026 steel
• 3.250″ OD x .250″ wall thickness

Vent – H1112B
• Prevents build-up of internal pressure
• Ensures sealing integrity

1979-2004 Mustang Mounts
• Strange HD upper control arm mounts
• Lower control arm mounts with multiple hole locations

Adjustable Shock Mounts
• 6 positions with .375″ increments
• 1.875″ of adjustment
• Allows ride height adjustments without affecting stroke

Choice of Housing Ends – H1138 / H1137
• Forged chrome moly
• Accept 3.150″ bearings
• Other Strange ends are available

Professionally Welded
• Jig welded to ensure proper alignment
• Tubes internally & externally welded to housing
• Provides maximum support & rigidity

Powder coat housing… H1199P-BLK
Install back brace…………. H1128N

Related Components
Lube Locker……………….. H1111S

Axle Packages
Alloy 35…………………. P3502 / P350258
Pro Race 35…………… P1007 / P100758
Pro Race 40…………… P1016 / P1014

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Available for Drag Race Only, Street / Track, and Performance Street Vehicles

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9in Ford Housing 1979-2004 Mustang

Strange’s 1979-2004 Mustang rear end is built with fill and drain plugs, This allows fast fluid changes and quick inspection of the ring gear. The housing is tubed with DOM 1026 steel and 3.250″ OD by .250″ wall thickness. It has a heavy-duty faceplate and internal gussets to provide increased rigidity as well as larger welds that provide more support to the axle tubes. It has upper control arm mounts and lower control arm mounts with 6 hole locations. An optional satin black powder coat finish is also available.

Making a Mustang go fast is not just about adding more power, but just as important is making sure the car can put the power down to the wheels. What good does it do if you built a high horsepower motor only to have it twist your axles and chew teeth off your ring gear?

The indomitable Ford 9 inch rear end has proven itself time and again from fast street cars to full-blown alcohol dragsters. Strange makes a true bolt-in 9in Ford Housing 1979-2004 Mustangs.

Good Enough for FoMoCo

Strange Engineering designed the 9 inch bolt-in rear end in partnership with Ford Motor Company. Ford had approached Strange Engineering to build the 9 inch rear end that they originally sold in the Ford Racing catalog. Strange also builds all the 9 inch rear ends for the famous Cobra Jet Mustangs. If Ford Motor Company can trust Strange Engineering then you can as well.

With a full complement of 9 inch centers and custom axles, the technicians at Strange can direct you into the best combination of parts for your Mustang.

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