Drivetrain 8.8 rear end rebuild

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  1. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Anyone know of a good 8.8 rebuild kit im installing 3.55 gears and a 31 spline lsd
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    You talking the shim kit and bearings? Or the clutch packs?
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  3. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Shim kit and bearings i got the lsd already rebuilt
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Thanks again man youve been a big help so far with this project
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    No problem man! Only thing I may change in that kit is a solid sleeve so it's re useable.


    Btw you race down at the creek?
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  7. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    I will when this is done kind of my first car to be worth racing
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    Cool... We should be down there a bunch next year with the 275 car. Would have been down a lot this last season but we messed the motor up pretty good mid season. Took all 8 out first race at Mir then broke the crank and melted a sleeve at Cecil...
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  9. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Holy shet man yeah i saw yall car the first 275 race last year for mir. My buddy wants to start a 275 ar with his trans am haha but im sure that class can be rather expensive
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    Expensive is an understatement...

    A well set up chassis will be in the 20-30k range once you get shocks and such on it. The motors are going to run you between 40-60k to build a new one. Then you have fuel systems electronics safety gear trailer pit cart fuel.

    Best bet for a car is to buy a proven set up someone's getting out of. And even then your looking between 40-70k
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    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Yeah thats what i told him then he kind of got his feelings hurt by it so what are all the requirements with 275? I know wheel size is one any cid limitation?
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    Big block nos is limited to 588" small block is as big as you can go in stock bore spaceing.

    Stock suspension or ladder bars. No wheelie bars single power adder unless its an inline 6 I believe. Must have stock frame rails to the motor plate and over the rear axle. They can be notched for clearance. Must have stock floor pans. Fire wall must be stock and in stock location. No stretched wheel bases.
    Blowers are limited to an f1x on stock valve angle heads only(23* Chevy 20* ford and 18* mopar no lsx)
    Blowers are limited to an f1r on anything on with non stock valve angles ie blue thunders Yates and those type of heads
    Turbos are limited to a large frame 88 turbo
    Sbnos limited to any multi stage system single or twin carb no pushers
    Big block nos limited to convential heads only
    Then the 4 6 and rotory motors have some other rules
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  13. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Suspension is anything as long as it bolts in stock location?
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    srtthis the guy doing it does every local racers rear end

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    Kinda... You can run a boxes and people make some pretty crazy torque box set up on a fox body. I'm sure the f body guys have stuff like it also
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    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Yeah i figured there something about it hopefully ill be down there more this season to not only watch but hopefully race
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  17. MikeH686

    MikeH686 Mine is only two inches though.

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    Have either of y'all heard of setup kit?
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