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Author Topic:   Good Rear End
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 309
posted July 25, 2002 07:22 PM
i have a question for street stock racers..if the rules dont allow to use 9inch ford rear ends...what is the next best one..this would be a metric chassis car, with a healthy motor...i waz thinking the 73-77 gm cars monte's, cutlass, regal etc. waz wondering what some of you all use...thanks in advance.

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Total posts: 564
posted July 25, 2002 09:00 PM UIN: 25419780
I know a lot of people prefer a 12 bolt. I personally like the 10 bolt out of a Camaro/Nova. It's a little easier to find parts for.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 430
posted July 26, 2002 12:38 AM
I like using the leaf spring rearends like Pickel. I am doing one right now. I prefer the leaf spring rears so I can make my own upper control arm mounts taller for more control arm angle. I have a guy I pit next to saying every week that I should get a 9 inch. So far this year he has bent about 4 axles (Moser I think)and the seasons only half over. Also he has been fighting with the disc brakes for a month now. Meanwhile my 10 bolt is still going strong. Axles are straight and have had no problems with my stock brakes. For now I am going to stick with the ole 10 bolt

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Total posts: 1565
posted July 26, 2002 08:07 AM UIN: 54865418
a 12 bolt has the best selection of gears but the hardest to find parts for any more i'm with these guys i had a 10 bolt out of a nova that we jigged up. the rear ends out of those that you talked about are a little wide for a metric car so it kinda limits the offsets you can use and still keep the tires under the car

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