|06-24-2011 06:01 AM|
Is he wanting 800 for a complete rear end or just the chunk? Kinda high for a complete rear unless everything is new in it and then it's not a bad price.
Chryler products used a 4 1/2" bolt circle as far back as I can remember. The 'A' bodies used a 4" bc until they started installing disc brakes as standard equipment in 73 and then they went to the 4 1/2" bc. Many Fords also used the 4 1/2 bc too but had a smaller center hole. The Dodge pickups also used it until around 85 and then went to the 5" bc. Dakotas also used the 4 1/2" on 5 until around 91 when they went to a 6 hole wheel but still on a 4 1/2" bc. And yup, the 8 3/4 rear end is a good unit...
|06-21-2011 12:20 AM|
They were used in trucks like dakotas and dodge rams.On the mopar side.
GM used them too
plus if you get one from a v-8 truck they bells match up.
take alook at the you tube.
|06-20-2011 11:40 PM|
thanks for your help
|06-20-2011 12:47 AM|
83/4 rears lived behind Hemis so the 340 wont hurt it.
An old A-body 8 3/4 has a funky bolt pattern and very hard pressed to find
wheels for them.
A truck 8 3/4 rear with a Sure-Grip say up to 73 has the a good bolt pattern
and you can shorten the housing and cut and re spline the axles.
A 742 case on the differential is what I prefer.
Why not use a NV4500 or NV3500 tranny easyer less trouble.
|06-20-2011 12:05 AM|
I found this one
I don't know if it needs to be skinnied.
Is that ratio good or is it higher the number the faster it can go. How does it work? I don't know anything about them. I will be googling it right now but if you would be so kind to post something about it I would be greatful.
|06-19-2011 12:38 PM|
|cranky1||A 3.55 is a decent gear for giving the car a little extra kick plus it's not bad for highway use. What's better is to go with an OD trans and deep gears. I ordered a 92 318 Dakota with 3.90 gears and it could have used more but the 3.90 is it from the factory. Also, I ordered our 2000 Durango with a teen and 3.90 gears. At 65 mph, it gets 17 but only 13 at 80. My Dakota was never driven for mileage and it averaged 15. The Durango isn't a blaze of fire at 4600 lbs but runs a 16.40 at the track. The Dakota ran a 15.30 but only weighed 3300. Both are totally stock...and I really like the OD transmissions.|
|06-17-2011 07:25 PM|
|mistersir||I'm looking right now, i'm also wondering what a good ratio would be, just a good all around, not for racing and not a pansy, just in the middle|
|06-17-2011 09:01 AM|
|06-15-2011 04:00 PM|
|FmrStrtracer||Why not put the 340 and a mopar trans in the 350Z, much easier and probably way less costly.|
|06-15-2011 03:34 PM|
|06-15-2011 01:45 PM|
|mistersir||I'm up in Dallas so Houston is a little bit of a drive and my truck gets horrible milage lol. Also I don't trust my truck to make it there at back I have a buddy that lives in Austin that might be able to help me out. How much you think I could buy a rear end from you for? PM me if that's easier. I'm very interested.|
|06-15-2011 12:30 PM|
|cranky1||Where abouts in Texas are you? I build rear ends. I also just sold an 'A' body housing about a week ago for 150. Yeah, a bit cheap for an 'A' body housing. They are out there but the price for an original A body housing isn't cheap and you can probably pick up a housing on Craigslist for a B body and have it shortened to what you need for about the same costs as buying the 'A' housing. If you're not too far from the Houston area, find a housing and bring it to me and I'll make it as skinning as you want it...|
|06-15-2011 12:24 PM|
Also, when i say "just get a custom bell housing" I don't doubt someone will make me one.
|06-15-2011 12:01 PM|
|joe_padavano||I've see a Supra rear suspension swapped into an early Mustang. As I noted, they used the rear floor pan and strut mounts from the donor. Fit great, looked great, but it was a lot of work. Of course, the track width of the two cars needs to be similar.|
|06-15-2011 10:03 AM|
|cranky1||I've been 'playing' with Mopars since the mid 60's and this is a first for me lol. I know there are some out there that are totally redoing the suspensions but I haven't been following that too much so I don't know what they are using. I'm not that much into corner burning but do like a good handling car and have been able to satisfy that with stock based parts. Yeah, I'll change sway bars, wheels/tires etc but I like the simplicity of the basic suspension design....and why bother with the 8.8 or a 9? The 8 3/4 will handle 375 at the wheels with no problem at all and it's pretty much a direct bolt in...and a stock 9 really doesn't have that much more over the 8 3/4 unless you like being able to use just about any gear ratio imaginable.|
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