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Old 03-13-2003, 05:44 PM
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Post please help me 8.8 inch or 9 inch

i was just wondering if my 8.8 inch rear end will hold up to a 351 cleveland with a tremec 5 spd. the engine will be running 12.5;1 compression when its done. if you guys could help thatd be awesome

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Old 03-13-2003, 07:11 PM
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Well, I know guys putting 550-600 Turbocharged HP(read more torque than N/A) through 8.8's. they scatter once in a while, but they are cheap in the boneyard. An 8.8 built correctly should be fine, but if you are spending the money I'd go with a 9.

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My only qualm with the 8.8 is c-clips, they are a horible design and c-clip eliminators have to be replaced every few thousen miles so your kinda screwed from both ends. As long as the c-clips don't break or fall out your fine though.

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I have seen alot of late model mustangs with stock 8.8 rear ends with just a motorsport gear change go into the tens with no problems. 5000 and sidestep the clutch with slicks. but WHEN it decides to lunch a axle the wheel will depart the car and bad things will happen. C-clip eliminators will solve this and good axles from moser, with an eaton posi will go a LONG way reliably and cheap. Eliminators only seem to wear out fast if you like to rail corners too.

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Got an 8.8 in my Cobra running 410hp 351w. Only 3000 miles of fast accel. No noise and no problems. Don't think a light Mustang would have a problem either. The tires are goona break before the rear end. Of course you can't hear any noise from Cobra exept the exhaust!!
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The 8.8 will hold up to just about anything you can throw at it. Just make sure you use a good unit like an eaton if you enjoy spirited corner driving. If you only want to hammer it on the straights and plan on big HP then I would go with a detroit locker.
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