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Author Topic:   8 inch Ford
popwillis
Member
posted August 07, 2003 08:44 PM
you won't have as big a selection of gears and is not as strong as a 9 in


popwillis
Member
posted August 07, 2003 11:27 PM
the 8in" gear also is alot lighter than the 9in" too that really helps unsprung weight, the axles are the same strength.


gould
Member
posted August 08, 2003 04:18 PM
overall weight is probably less too. my 9" has the small 8" drum brakes on it. less rotating weight. i got the small housing also.


hobby62
Member
posted August 10, 2003 11:42 AM
I have run an 8.8 for 3 years and never had a problem. The only down fall is you cant get any bigger gear than 483. So you'll have to run 2nd gear. The only other problem I have run into is 1990 rear ends are 3/4" longer than all the rest, and I couldnt find a replacement at any of the local junk yards. Also the hub is pressed on instead of being 1 piece and it broke loose, didn't come off but just spun inside. So dont make that mistake. Also you can buy a hardened axle from mosier. One advatage is there easy to find and cheap. The other thing is a 9" is easier to change gears, so we have rear ends, with differnt gears, and we just change rear ends. Which we can do in about 20-30 minutes. Sounds like alot of work but its piece of cake once done it once or twice.


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