Ford 8" Question

Old 11-03-2009, 03:22 PM
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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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Old 11-03-2009, 04:09 PM
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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!

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Old 11-03-2009, 04:18 PM
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X2. Unless you plan to race it, I'd be content with the 8 inch.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:38 PM
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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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