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Old 03-13-2002, 10:22 AM
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Has anyone had any experience with a Mopar 8-1/4 rearend? What kind of horsepower & torque can they handle? I can get one out of a 74 Dodge but I don't know anything about an 8-1/4.

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Old 03-13-2002, 12:16 PM
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Not the best.It all depends on what your going to do with it. If you have to pay for it??or ?? Cause there is just no beating a 9 or 8 inch ford.They are cheap to fix,change ratio's and the market is geared toward them.If you get the rear for free and your putting it in a 300hp rod and you have to do nothing to it,hey why not use it. If you need to change bolt patterns and rebuild it and buy it.I say stick with whats cheap and known.There is a reason you see them in all cars and its not cause everbody reads the window stickers. What are you going to use it for???
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Old 03-22-2002, 08:25 PM
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I'm thinking of putting one in a rod project of mine. I've got a 39 DeSoto with a 56 DeSoto 330cid hemi engine. With 600cfm 4bbl carb I should be around 350 hp & 425 ft/lbs torque. With a Dodge A-518 auto trans. Just something different to drive on the street.
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If it is available and can be installed without a lot of headache, I would use it. It probably has the strength of a GM 8.2" which was stock behind a lot of Nova 4 speeds and some Camaros. Your weight is probably less. Now if you told me you were going to go to the track and enter the bracket eliminations, fit a set of slicks and use a trans break and high stall converter, I would recommend a big Ford or 8.875 GM. But it will live behind 350 hp on street rubber.
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74 doger rearend ?

Where's granger Indiana at ? I got a 8 3/4 that would prolly fit if your doing a "C" body .
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Where's granger Indiana at ? I got a 8 3/4 that would prolly fit if your doing a "C" body .
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