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fox body 8.8 conversion
« on: March 09, 2012, 02:40:33 PM »
We've been working on this subframe kit for about three months now and pretty happy with the end results. I wanted to make something that was well mannered on the street but could launch hard at the drag strip.

The radius rods are similar in length to a mustang except the uppers are slightly longer in length. The stock fd brakes are used along with the abs tone ring. The axles are 31 spline street strip and use large 9" ford bearings so c-clips are no longer used to retain the axles. The axle housing is re-sized to be approximately 2" shorter than the irs. Allowing for the widest tire possible.  One of the cool things is that the stock cat back fits witch tells me that many of the after market one's should work too. I use a 3.5" drive shaft because I wanted make sure there wasn't any tunnel clearance issues. The e-brake cable mounts could inter fer with the drive shaft, but it really depends on the ride height of the car.heres some pictures of what we have so far.


























































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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 02:54:46 PM »
badass!!
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 03:07:46 PM »
Boioioioinnggg...

Now make a kit for a FC....

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 03:21:46 PM »
This is how you get to the top bolts. I'm going to make a cutting template to make layout easy. The cool thing is that you don't have to cut into the plastic storage bin. You just cut two big square holes. I just need to figure out a way to seal it now.


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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 03:22:10 PM »
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Now make a kit for a FC....


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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2012, 03:27:22 PM »
I just need a car. You know any one that's got one?
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2012, 03:41:32 PM »
if my car was done,id donate it along with the fox rear i have laying around.... :(
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2012, 03:45:55 PM »
I love donations!
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2012, 04:35:24 PM »
I'll donate mine if you donate it back when its done...  :D

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2012, 09:19:59 PM »
I've been driving the car around the last couple days. There is some noise coming from the rear end and I cant tell if its the ring and pinion or the fact that the subframe is hard mounted with rod ends instead of bushings.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2012, 10:42:01 PM »
I can't stop thinking about how awesome it would be for a stock appearing FD to drive into a drag strip on drag radials and pull 1.3 60 footers and drive home.

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 01:28:38 AM »
I'm liking this....a lot.

I like the IRS cobra conversion, but I like this option better.  :popcorn:
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2012, 03:03:45 AM »
The way I'd prefer to sell this kit would be you guys supplying the axle housing. I've seen people sell them for as cheap as 100 bucks on craigslist. So you then would just need to strip it down to a bare housing so it would light enough to ship it ups ground. We then can do our magic and then reship it with the housing in one box and the axle in another.

I can also provide the housing but it's going to cost a lot more because I buy them in bulk from a recycler. They come to me freight and fully built so we then have to tear them down and clean them. There going to be about $500 a price before any work is done to them.

The other option is to get from Currie but they buy them the same way I do so by the time they get to my shop they end up costing about $500 also. So option 1 is the best but also the slowest turn around time.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2012, 04:00:07 AM »
What's the camber gain like with that setup?  Wait...  :yay:

Looks very good, complete, and well thought out.  Like Daniel said, the fact that it looks stock and can lift the fronts is great :)

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2012, 11:17:30 AM »
when is this going to be available?
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