rear end brace

Old 05-21-2011, 08:22 AM
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when do you need a rear end brace?
ford 9 with 4 link, 725 hp. trans brake, narrowed, 68 camaro
with 4 link I am trying to figure out why you would ever need a brace, where can it flex. I know there is a reason and thats why I am asking for your thoughts and knowledge, thanks, Eric
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:27 AM
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How narrow?
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Old 05-21-2011, 01:33 PM
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42 inches flange to flange
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:32 PM
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I don't know the answers as to when or why it's necessary to brace a rearend housing. But a couple yrs. ago when i had ART build me a Fab. 9" housing for my in process blown Anglia ( 43 1/2" axle flange to flange) when it got here it had bracing inside the housing, a bottom brace and a back brace, the 4 link brackets were also boxed. It also had a 1/4" front pumpkin mounting plate blanchard ground for flatness with 4340 bolts. I told them about 1300 HP.

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Old 02-02-2012, 07:00 PM
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I just had a 9" built for my camaro, it only had a back brace from end to end. 38" But im only running about 800hp.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:56 PM
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There is never a time that any part can have too much bracing.Never. If i had a car with a set of slicks on it-it would be braced.Period.But I am also paranoid and my car is heavy,so... :lol:
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by olds48
There is never a time that any part can have too much bracing.Never.
X2 on that there good buddy ! EZer to pay for it now than break stuff !
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