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I have a friend that's been helping me restore my vehicle. We are in the process of replacing rear suspension. When We took it apart we discovered I have an 8" 4 lug rear end axle that have been converted to a 5 lug and that the reason for the ridiculous spacers on the rear. He told me to go ahead and replace the axle to a 9". I'm new to all this so any input is appreciated.
Here are my questions??
- if I go to the pick and pull what vehicles would have the 9" axle I need?
-is this the best route to go?
The 8" rear end will hold up fine the only problem I have ever had with them is wrapping up under really hard acceleration but a pinion snubber will solve that problem very nicely.
I agree keep the 8" and go have some fun. I am going to run my 8" with 347 stroker run it until she gives up. Just a some advice you might want to change the seals and bearings. That is if you havent done so yet.