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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2012, 11:32:49 PM »
86 to 93

I think the first 3 years were a little narrower so go for 89 or newer.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #31 on: March 13, 2012, 12:01:06 AM »
I think you can use 79-93 and 91-93 are wider. 
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #32 on: March 13, 2012, 12:39:57 AM »
Yeah, I wasn't sure if that was right, so I'd prefer it to be a 91,92 or 93. The others will need a spacer welding in between the bearing flange and the tube. They swedge the ends down to 2.5" so we need to remove that portion in order for it to fit our big ford bearing flanges.

I noticed that a lot of the realy good deals on 8.8's are that early version of it. 79 to 90. So expect to pay more for the later ones.




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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #33 on: March 13, 2012, 10:48:01 AM »
Man if you werent in cali I would have already dropped my FC and a rear end off at your shop.  If you need a beta tester in Illinois, let me know. lol.

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #34 on: March 13, 2012, 03:49:23 PM »
When Im done working out this kit we can start on one for the fc.


I decided to make a bolt in 6 point for this set up. I'm going to work with ken gentry from the NHRA to make sure we make it legal.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2012, 03:52:45 PM »
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When Im done working out this kit we can start on one for the fc.


I decided to make a bolt in 6 point for this set up. I'm going to work with ken gentry from the NHRA to make sure we make it legal.[/quote

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2012, 03:55:19 PM »
Does that mean there will be an NHRA legal FD 6-point cage available as a product?

This is pure awesome by the way.

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2012, 04:13:27 PM »
Yep, Its going to tie into the cross member. I've worked with ken before and he always lets me do things out side the rule book. You just need to run it bye him first and if he doesn't like it he always comes up with some kind of compromise that were both happy with.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2012, 05:00:00 PM »
Last rule book I read NHRA doesn't allow any bolt in stuff at all?

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2012, 05:58:18 PM »
That sucks! I hope we still do something. I really don't even want to do it if it can't be made legal.

As far as the shocks go I have a 400 pound spring on a tein shock. Does anyone know if there is a 200 or 225 pound spring available? If not I'm going to put a double adjustable drag race shock. Like QA1's or something simular. They have every spring rate you could ever want and there only about $40 retail.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2012, 04:25:35 AM »
That sucks! I hope we still do something. I really don't even want to do it if it can't be made legal.

As far as the shocks go I have a 400 pound spring on a tein shock. Does anyone know if there is a 200 or 225 pound spring available? If not I'm going to put a double adjustable drag race shock. Like QA1's or something simular. They have every spring rate you could ever want and there only about $40 retail.

Swift has every reasonable rate available in Tein's sizes (60mm ID I believe?), I've played with mine quite a bit.  You'll need to convert to kg/mm though.  Thing is, Swift is among the better springs available and retails around $100/pr.

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2012, 10:29:33 AM »
That sucks! I hope we still do something. I really don't even want to do it if it can't be made legal.

As far as the shocks go I have a 400 pound spring on a tein shock. Does anyone know if there is a 200 or 225 pound spring available? If not I'm going to put a double adjustable drag race shock. Like QA1's or something simular. They have every spring rate you could ever want and there only about $40 retail.

Swift has every reasonable rate available in Tein's sizes (60mm ID I believe?), I've played with mine quite a bit.  You'll need to convert to kg/mm though.  Thing is, Swift is among the better springs available and retails around $100/pr.

That's what I told Mike when he mentioned it too.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2012, 10:37:10 AM »
I had QA1's on my last FD with a 9" rear....but it was more of a drag car setup.  Be nice to be more street friendly this time around.  When are the first of these systems planning to be installed on some cars to test them out?  Also, for your roll cage idea, are you planning to keep the rear bins or lose them?

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2012, 11:04:31 AM »
I'm planning QA1s for my 8.8 setup, but will be using a more inboard coil location to allow for a minitub.    This setup looks really cool for ease of installation though, hard to beat almost no modifications to the chassis to put a solid axle in.  Nice work Justin.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2012, 02:24:39 PM »



At this ride height there still is plenty of up travel left. If you wanted to go lower you would need to cut the trunk floor out and build a box to give the center section some breathing room.





It might be hard to tell because there is no camber, but the wheel is inboard 1" over stock.
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