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    Senior Member MASTER BUILDER
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    Ford 8" Question

    I am aware that a 8" is not in the same league with a 9". I have a 29 Ford hot rod with an 8". The current engine puts out 300hp at the read end and I've not had a problem. Is there anything I can do to this rear end to beefen it up to hold more hp?

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    If this is a vehicle that is going to be street driven and not have slicks bolted on, I'd leave it alone. JMO!

    TS1955

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE fla1976's Avatar
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    8"

    X2. Unless you plan to race it, I'd be content with the 8 inch.

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE TheYellaBrick's Avatar
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    8"er's are actually pretty strong as it is the same design as the 9" with the pinion down low on the ring, hence more gear contact/strength. There are quite a few ratios available as well as limited slip units.
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