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Ok guys I am looking to gather parts to assemble a bullet proof 8.8. Some of you may be familiar with what I have and I will be pushing 800-850 crank HP off the line and 1000 hp through the gears with the nitrous. I currently have a 8.8 rear end with strange axles with C clip elimantor and the stock trac loc posi unit and ford racing 373 gears. I hope it will last the summer as long as I do not tromp on it and I want to have all my parts ready to assemble my new rear end when winter gets here if it lasts that long :so. So what is the best items people are using in the 8.8s? IS detroit locker the best posi units or is there something I can get that has more bang for the buck? I also will be going to disc breaks when I redo the rear end so help there would be nice also. I have also heard that people weld the rear ends together to keep them from coming apart under heavy loads, anyone heard of this?
 

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I have no knowledge of anything you're talking about because I'm mechanically challenged. However it sounds like a real beast! Be sure to keep us posted on progress and throw up some pics when you can. :bigthumbsup
 

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i welded theaxle tubes to the housing on mine. when you get into or close to the quadruple digit horsepower numbers you are really pushing the limits of an 8.8. you may want to look into a 9".not that the 8.8 wont be ok, but you can spend a little more and not have to ever worry about it again. just my .002.
 

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I'd go with the Detroit Locker for the most strength, or if it's a drag car you could go with a spool.
An 8.8 can be made nearly as strong as a 9 inch. Weld the tubes to the center, rear end girdle, at least 31 spline axles, and then it's plenty strong.
 

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For what you are planning and the performance you anticipate

this is what you need.....

Currie Enterprises Crate Rear End Products
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I called them today before even looking at this post. For a fully built currie with a detroit locker and 35 spline mosers ready to bolt in was freaking $3200,00 and that was with truck drum breaks! I think I will take another route. From speaking with ppl I have been told that with my HP #'s that the 8.8 needs to go and I need to go with a 9". So I guess I will be looking for a 9". Thanks for the info guys and if anyone finds a good deal on a fully built 9" gimme jingle.
 
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I called them today before even looking at this post. For a fully built currie with a detroit locker and 35 spline mosers ready to bolt in was freaking $3200,00 and that was with truck drum breaks! I think I will take another route. From speaking with ppl I have been told that with my HP #'s that the 8.8 needs to go and I need to go with a 9". So I guess I will be looking for a 9". Thanks for the info guys and if anyone finds a good deal on a fully built 9" gimme jingle.

Check strange and moser they both have 9" kits that will bolt in....
 

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Here is the quote from Currie

Qty Item Number Description Price Total 1 CE-7004A 1979-03 MUSTANG BRACKETS - MOUNTED $249.95 $249.95 1 3M-9IN370S35DLRRF 9 Inch Ford (9IN) 3.70S Ratio - 35 Spline - Detroit Locker (DL) Diff. - 9+ Nod Race [R] Case - 9+ Race [R] Pin Sup - 1350 9+ (F) Yoke $1,626.34 $1,626.34 1 CE-0012 CURRIE PERFORMANCE AXLE PACKAGE $459.95 $459.95 1 CE-0118 LABSRVC - ASSEMBLE REAREND (INSTALL THIRD MEMBER AND AXLES) $99.95 $99.95 1 CE-6005A 11 INCH REAR DRUM BRAKE KIT $389.95 $389.95 1 UP-Z PALLETIZING AND BOXING $50.00 $50.00 1 CE-2001L 9-PLUS HEAVY DUTY HOUSING - NOTCHED STYLE COVER $439.95 $439.95
1 CE-7004A 1979-03 MUSTANG BRACKETS - MOUNTED $249.95
$249.95 1 3M-9IN370S35DLRRF 9 Inch Ford (9IN) 3.70S Ratio - 35 Spline - Detroit Locker (DL) Diff. - 9+ Nod Race [R] Case - 9+ Race [R] Pin Sup - 1350 9+ (F) Yoke $1,626.34
$1,626.34 1 CE-0012 CURRIE PERFORMANCE AXLE PACKAGE $459.95
$459.95 1 CE-0118 LABSRVC - ASSEMBLE REAREND (INSTALL THIRD MEMBER AND AXLES) $99.95
$99.95 1 CE-6005A 11 INCH REAR DRUM BRAKE KIT $389.95
$389.95 1 UP-Z PALLETIZING AND BOXING $50.00
$50.00 1 CE-2001L 9-PLUS HEAVY DUTY HOUSING - NOTCHED STYLE COVER $439.95
$439.95 $0.00 $3,316.09 $0.00 $3,316.09
 
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