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Old 10-17-2008, 08:05 PM
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choosing the proper rear end?

was wondering if i could get some help...got a 92 camaro RS...i was thinking of building a 383 engine...not sure exactly how much HP..maybe 430-500 or so...and i need to get a rear end to support that much power...i was curious if any of you guys know or can suggest what to look for...also any sites i could check out to maybe get an already assembled rear end..cause i am a noob and i have no knowledge on this subject..or at least not yet, but im hopin to learn...and i wouldnt really know how to assemble it if i got it piece by piece,thats why id rather get it pre-assembled. unless anyone can school me on the basics so that i would be able to do it myself.money is somewhat of a factor considering id like to replace close to everything... electrical/engine/suspension/trans/etc... so thanks in advance.

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Old 10-17-2008, 08:37 PM
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Proper Rear End

Well its depends on what you want to build man, I have a 383 with the same power and Im wanting 4.53 gears for the quater mile. Answer this, Do you want to go fast fast, Or do u just wanna be all fast, Would this car be aimed at the strip, or fun ?


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as of right now..im not really thinking so much about racing on the track or strip...its more of a street car...i dont plan on driving it daily..but id would like to take it out a few times a week, mostly while the weather is nice. and you know...leave my mark behind every now and then...i just wanna know that when i pull up next to some guy in a sooped up import...i can say...aint gonna happen. and i obviously cant use the stock rear end...so like i said my knowledge is small, so an already or almost already assembled rear with the right gears would be preferred. i wanna save some money though so i could put it towards other parts of the car as well. also since its goin into a 92 camaro id like it to basically pop right on in so i dont need to do any extra major work.
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http://moserengineering.com/Pages/Ho...ous-ford9.html
http://moserengineering.com/Pages/Ho...s-moser12.html

Didnt know how much of a budget you had in mind,Here is a couple spendy options.
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There aren't any strong rearends you can get from a donor car that will be an easy bolt in. As Prostreet said it's gonna cost some $$ even if you assemble yourself. You could use a 9" Ford, 12Bolt Chevy or Dana 60 housing with the F-Body Camaro brackets. Strange, Moser or Currie can set you up with complete or partial rears. Here's a few other Co.'s
http://www.dcaracing.com/cat_9inrearend_1.html

http://www.quickperformance.com/Products/housings.htm
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Good answers, all. The 8.5" GM 10 bolt is another option but, again, not a bolt in. If you're not already a member or the third Gen. Camaro board, it's a great source of info.

http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/

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if i was looking to go with either the 9" or 12 bolt or Dana 60, is there anything that makes one slightly better than the other....like would there be a benefit with having the 9 versus the 12 bolt, or the 12 instead of the dana 60....i think you guys get the picture... cause i was lookin at the spohn website... ( http://www.spohn.net/shop/1982-1992-...dy/Drivetrain/ ) and their prices seem reasonable...any input?
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If you're gonna spend the money, buy the 9". My reasoning? Tougher than nails and ease of gear changes. The 9" has a removable third member so you don't have to set up the differential UNDER the car. I may be getting old but I like working on the bench as much as possible. You can even keep a second center section around that's set up with different gears if you want to.

Just my. $.02
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lets say i went with the 9"... ( http://www.spohn.net/shop/1982-1992-...-Complete.html ) with the options that they give you..what would you guys choose and why?
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no reply? well thanks anyways...
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I'd join the Camaro-specific boards to get those questions answered. No need to "re-invent the wheel". Get answers from someone who's done it.

Better yet, call Spohn Performance Tech Department

Toll Free Tech Line: 1-888-365-6064 (8:00 AM-5:00 PM Eastern, Mon-Fri)

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