The 8.8″ rear end has been the standard in performance since its introduction in the Mustang in 1986 and Ford Performance is the manufacturer of choice when it’s time to hop-up your axle. Made in the United States at Ford’s Sterling Axle Plant. OEM quality – the superior surface finish, hardening, and manufacturing consistency provide the strongest and quietest 8.8″ gears in the market! Higher quality gears means more satisfied customers! Race Proven – Ford Performance 8.8″ gears are the choice of championship road racing and drag racing teams including Multimatic Motorsports.