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« on: May 31, 2016, 02:27:38 pm »

....so this spring I switched from the 3.73 geared Traction Loc 8.8 to a 9" with 4.11s and a locker. All I can say is I wished I would have done this years ago. It's like a whole different car. I didn't expect that much of a change.
 I did learn that 300 h.p. is enough to kill the housing on an 8.8 if you neglect it long enough. When every one recommends welding the tubes to the center section on an 8.8 I would now whole hardheadedly agree.
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 02:48:52 pm »

The tube moves quite a bit. As far as I can tell it moved while I was going down the road at about 50 mph cocking the axle causing the C clip to break which resulted in the inevitable loss of the axle and wheel.

 
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 03:08:14 pm »

Lower power cars are actually very hard on driveline parts. With sticky tires, they tend to dead hook and shock parts.
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Doing more with less, or something like that.
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You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 12:43:37 am »

 hardheadedly Disgust   I love posting from my phone
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 11:33:13 am »

hardheadedly Disgust   I love posting from my phone

 

I'm working on my 8.8 now and after seeing this I'm glad the previous owner welded the tubes.
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I'm Rob.  Working on my '93 Reef Blue coupe.  Stock internal 302, 80 MAF, 75 TB, Victor 5.0, High Ports, 30# inj., B303, 1.6s, Tremec TKO 3550, Quicktime bell, Fidanza Al flywheel, stage 3 ceramic clutch, & 4.10s.  12.68 @ 111.69
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 12:04:29 pm »

As exciting as the resulting trip into the ditch was for me I think the guy in the truck behind me got almost as much of a thrill. He kept telling me about how the wheel and axle must have been at least 30 feet in the air over my car and that he thought I was a goner lol.
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2016, 12:11:04 pm »

Yeah that sounds scary as hell.  Glad you're still with us.
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I'm Rob.  Working on my '93 Reef Blue coupe.  Stock internal 302, 80 MAF, 75 TB, Victor 5.0, High Ports, 30# inj., B303, 1.6s, Tremec TKO 3550, Quicktime bell, Fidanza Al flywheel, stage 3 ceramic clutch, & 4.10s.  12.68 @ 111.69
'66 F100 shortbed, 352ci, 3 on the tree - on hold
'65 Coupe rolling chassis - on hold
Parts I'm selling: 
Hardened Push Rods - Trick Flow 6.2" .080 - $60
Misc. Fox Body Interior Pieces
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 12:18:13 pm »

I still had directional control the problem was the lack of any real effective braking.    Shocked
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