1968 Mustang Differentials


Between the rear wheels of your car lives a part that you probably don’t think about much, but trust us you’re glad it’s there. Your differential has the important responsibility of sending power through the axle to your rear wheels, and we all know that’s what makes the Mustang the fun machine that it is. As 1968 Mustang rear differentials go, not all are created equal. We’ve got a great selection here at CJ Pony Parts, from the classic Positraction rear end to high-tech Torsen differentials — read on below to learn more about which type of differential will best suit the needs of your build and driving style.

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1968 Differentials

Different Differentials for Different Styles

The choice you make about the type of differential your car uses should be based on your driving style. Below we give a quick overview of the different 1968 Mustang differential types that we carry. For each differential type, we’ll cover exactly the type of driving that specific design excels at:

• Limited Slip Differentials: If you want an upgrade from your factory 1968 Mustang differential, but you’re not sure the type of differential to use, a limited-slip is most likely the best choice. This style of differential offers a completely transparent driving experience, and is designed to spread power between both wheels using a variable ratio. This allows you to put more power down while cornering, however this differential type will not deliver a 50/50 split all the time the way that a locking differential can.
• Locking Differentials: If you expect your car to see quite a few hard launches and drop-clutch starts, a locking rear differential is an excellent choice and also a tribute to the weekend warriors of the muscle-car age. This type of differential delivers a seamless 50/50 power split to the rear wheels at all times. Take note that replacing your factory 1968 Mustang’s differential with a locking differential might cause you to notice some friction during cornering. Locking rear differentials, or “lockers,” are a favorite choice of drag racers because of their ability to produce quick launches.

Now that you better understand the different types of 1968 Mustang differentials available, it’s just a matter of choosing.

Maintaining Your Pony’s Differential

If you’ve already installed an upgraded rear differential in your car and want to ensure that it continues to deliver solid performance, check out the wide selection of small parts from CJ Pony Parts. We carry a full selection of differential mounting hardware, pinion seals and clutch packs, so you can be confident when purchasing that when the day comes, we will have everything you need to keep your 1968 Mustang’s differential putting power to the pavement.

Contact CJ Pony Parts today for an outstanding deal on an upgrade to your Mustang’s differential!