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Author Topic:   9" ford rear end
Dusty5
Member
posted December 04, 2003 04:12 PM
the track i run at may start letting us run the 9" ford rear end. we have only run stock rear ends up until this came up.
all i have been told in the past that you can use them as a quick change rearend.
what are the advantage of a ford 9".
how can they help you on the track.


dirtbuster
Member
posted December 04, 2003 04:21 PM
I wouldnt say they were a quick change because it is more involved than just puling a cover off and changin a couple gears but you dont have to tear down the entire carrier assembly to change gears. Just have another center section ready to go and you unbolt one pull it out and bolt in the other. Center sections ready to run with mini spools can usually be had for around $400 from jrmotorsports or similar. Another big advantage is bolt in or floating axles depending on whether they let you use a grand natianl or stock rear 9" rear end. Either one is better than c clipped axles. They are strong and hold up well plus easy to get parts for becasuse they are so common.


racer17j
Member
posted December 04, 2003 07:14 PM
the biggest advantages over a gm is the selection of gears for a 9 inch they go all the way up into the 7's now insted of 4's like a gm and the axles are alot stronger.another good thing you can get it jigged to mount anyway you like it instead of cutting control arms to get your rear suspention the way you want it


Dusty5
Member
posted December 07, 2003 03:01 AM
i was told tonight they are going to let us run them becouse they are safer.
Are there any tricks you can do to them and they still be in stock location


racer17j
Member
posted December 07, 2003 08:01 AM
check your other post about it


mo6racing
Member
posted December 07, 2003 03:56 PM
Make sure you spot weld the left side axle bearing. It is pressed on, but the axle can slide out after a lot of left hand turns. The right side is not a problem because that side is trying to go "on farther."


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