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Old 12-13-2002, 08:05 AM
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I'm still trying to figure out what to do about my rearend. Thanks for all your past post to this topic but I have some more questions. For those who don't know I've decided to run a 550+ POWER BIG BLOCK,in my 1986 monte carlo. I know many have suggested a Ford nine inch but I don't know what all changes I will have to make to put a Ford rear under a chevy car. But a guy wants to sell me a early 80's trans am rearend with disc brakes and heavy duty axles, but it has high gears though. He also has a 8.5 10- bolt with a detroit locker and 4.56 gears. Is either of these rearends suitable for my engine. It will be a street car but see some track action.(but not a daily driver) But I will be using 245/60/15 tires and lift bars for traction support! <img src="confused.gif" border="0">

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Also I will be using a th 400 with a 2800 stall and my cam rpm range is 3000 to 6500. Just trying to give all the information if it's needed!
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There are companies who sell 9 inch Ford rears ready to install into your Monte Carlo. BOLT IN. Currie is a leader in this field.
http://www.currieenterprises.com/htm...ierearends.htm

IF you have the rest of the equipment you say you have (or will have)....... the only reasonable choice is a 9 inch Ford. :p
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Thanks alot DEUCE but that's abit over my budget($2500.00) The motor and trans will put me well over 5500.00
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[quote]Originally posted by ss crazy:
<strong>Thanks alot DEUCE but that's abit over my budget($2500.00) The motor and trans will put me well over 5500.00 </strong><hr></blockquote>

You only have to buy the good stuff once......

The other pieces will not perform as well nor stand up to the abuse. Money down the drain IMHO <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[nono]" /> <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[nono]" />
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i have had 2 big block cars, both with more than 550 hp.i used a 8.5 with 4.56 gears in a camaro. and a 8.5 in a nova. both cars ran in the low 11's. both cars could hang the wheels.
only problem i ever had was snappin the wheel studs.
do your self a favor and get 1/2 studs and the 8.5 will be just fine. they are stronger than a chevy 12 bolt.
i would suggest c clip eliminators as well. if the buget allows. but i didnt use them.

a friend of mine has a 75 buick skylark with a 550 hp 455 in it. he has a 8.5 and runs 11.5's and he has a totally stock rear with moroso studs. hasnt broken anything yet,
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