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View Poll Results: I currently suffer with a 10 bolt 2.73 rearend, I should replace it with a...
GM 12 bolt 3.73 2 40.00%
GM 12 bolt 3.90 0 0%
Ford 9 w/ 3.73 1 20.00%
Ford 9 w/ 3.90 2 40.00%
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Old 10-02-2006, 09:28 PM
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I am a former ASE tech who got burnt with dealership politics. I now belong to a small shop/club called BFS (Beyond Factory Spec.). We indulge in heavy as well as light modification and 1/8 mile drag racing. Another pleasure we partake is the ability to turn down general repair. My personal project is a 1968 LeMans that I have been building and racing on a very modest budget.
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:06 PM
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Welcome to Hotrodders Chris......This is the Introduction forum.....Your poll should have been posted in...the Transmission/ Rear end forum. Glad to have you with us.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:00 AM
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MY CHOICE - Ford 8 Or 9 incher

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I am a former ASE tech who got burnt with personal project is a 1968 LeMans that I have been building and racing on a very modest budget.
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Chris, Both the 12 bolt and 9 inch Fords are great differentials. The Ford diff gives you a lot more flexibility for gear ratios and ease of change out/maintenance. The 12 bolt is not a rear end that if you need a gear or axle change at the track, for whatever reason, you can accomplish. You can also look at an 8 inch Ford as well. They are good to about 450Hp and almost every Maverick, Comet, 302 Torinos, some Pintos, most Granadas and Monarchs had them. While they don't have the mystique of the 9, they are a heck of a lot cheaper and are built the same way as the 9 plus have a lot of ratio choices. I never had a failure with "big" 351's in fairly light cars tho my current project has a 9, it was so cheap, it was almost a gift.
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Rear end options

Thanks for the input, I guess I never really considered the Ford 8. I will have to look into that.
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