1990 firebird rearend - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Suspension - Brakes - Steering
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2010, 12:23 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: indiana
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1990 firebird rearend

hi im just wondering what i would have to do to put a ford 9" with a four link in my 1990 firebird thanks

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2010, 03:29 PM
richard stewart 3rd's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: 351W rebuild
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: tremont, pa.
Age: 70
Posts: 2,218
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 14
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Hi,
why do you want a 4link? are you not going to drive it on the street anymore? the tq arm setup is actually more effective than the 4 link setup, 4 links are great for drag strip and allow easy adjustments and lots of dif setups. but throw that 4link into the corners, and the tq arm will outshine it on both, the stock tq arms have been run in 3rd gen and 4th gens well into the 7s and 9s in the 1/4. the really weak point is the rear of the trans where it connects to, but that has changed also, many companies make crossmember mounted torque arms that eliminate this issue, as well as the flex. you should look around in the after market, they are developing tq arm setups for mustangs & early firebirds 67-81 chevelles & RX7's, since its an all around performer for straight line driving & cornering. the tq arm AKA three link setup.
Rich
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-07-2010, 09:18 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: indiana
Posts: 32
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
torque arm rearend upgrade

how can i make my torque arm setup hook up better
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-10-2010, 12:15 AM
fast68's Avatar
likes chevy trucks & boobies
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: IL
Posts: 1,970
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
lmao kids amuse me..


well to do something like this under the third gens its gonna cost you mininum around a grand just to get your hands on a rear end that is custom fitted for these cars. before installation and setup costs etc

this gen of these cars is unique totally and nothing else fits under them without MAJOR costs and modification.....

thats pretty much your only option...

any other ones will cost even more dough.....

do a google for third gen f body 9" axle

if you have a couple grand laying around then you can get something like this under the car

if it is wheel hopping on you then you need solid LCA's and traction bars and siffer coil springs

all are sold aftermarket and easily available

check spohn and others that deal specifically with these aftermarket parts for these cars

you can skimp costs on LCA's by welding plates onto your originals.

boxing strengthening them so they dont flex



good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Suspension - Brakes - Steering posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1990 GMC 1500 rearend swap 90GMCVortec Transmission - Rearend 5 01-06-2009 11:08 AM
1980 Firebird 10bolt posi rearend greywulf Transmission - Rearend 6 11-27-2004 02:50 PM
Firebird Rearend BlownBirdy Transmission - Rearend 2 12-15-2003 12:25 AM
67 firebird rearend graham83oh Transmission - Rearend 5 09-25-2003 05:33 PM
I need a firebird rearend fletch69 Transmission - Rearend 1 01-24-2002 08:41 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:59 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.