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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2012, 01:07:11 PM »
when is this going to be available?

We just need to make the jigs to hold all this stuff together when it's being welded and make some small changes. We should be ready by the end of march. So if your serous I would start looking for an axle housing. Just know that we need the brake line and the bracket that holds the line to the diff as we shorten it and re flare it to makit work with your fd brake hoses.

What's the camber gain like with that setup?  Wait...  :yay:

Pinion gain more like. In a couple weeks were going to pull it out and put it in Ls1fd's car. Right the pinion is at 3 deg. In relation to the ground. Im going to mess with the angle until we get the perfect launch. I'm also going to put some adjustable links on the sway bar so we can tune some weight into the car from right to left so if the car breaks loose we can keep it going straight.
Looks very good, complete, and well thought out.  Like Daniel said, the fact that it looks stock and can lift the fronts is great :)

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 #16 on: March 10, 2012, 01:13:09 PM »
nice job Justin!  Looks like there is finally a solution for a true bolt in solid FD axle setup.

Is Mike (LS1-FD) going to be the 1st tester with his 950rwhp+ LS9 turbo FD?
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2012, 02:42:44 PM »
mike will be the first. Denny is also getting one. I don't know what name he goes by?



This is what the housing should look like before you guys ship it to me.

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2012, 09:05:31 PM »
Oh I am going to start looking, I'm on my second FD differential, and it is starting to make noise.  What kinda pricing are you expecting?

So as I understand it we would have to provide the housing, you would then provide the axles and everything to mount it.  I would just have to install the diff and a new drive shaft.

I'm thinking about trying to find a new replacement brake lines...I wouldn't want to use crusty original lines.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2012, 11:04:46 PM »
interested in pricing and seeing some track results of this also :drive:

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2012, 10:10:08 AM »
Interested in how big of a tire you can run under the stock body with this setup....what does "widest tire possible" mean?  315?  335?

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2012, 12:41:21 PM »
Interested in how big of a tire you can run under the stock body with this setup....what does "widest tire possible" mean?  315?  335?

Probably 315.  Kevin Doe has 315 hoosiers and it's so tight it rubs the inner fender well slightly even after clearancing with a hammer.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2012, 12:59:04 PM »
It means the lowwer radius rods are not the limiting factor anymore.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2012, 01:47:40 PM »
Another game changer from Samberg.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2012, 02:45:24 PM »
This is by far the best.

Another  :poke: bump for FC setup now.  :bacon:

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2012, 03:13:03 PM »
I plan to test this new set up on my car soon.  This set up will cost less than 8.8 IRS swap. 


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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2012, 03:34:10 PM »
Hell yes, we've been waiting for this, rock on Justin  :cheers:

We appreciate the folks ready to test this new solution, you guys rock too  :drive:
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2012, 10:29:53 PM »
I plan to test this new set up on my car soon.  This set up will cost less than 8.8 IRS swap. 


Mike

Sounds like a plan right there.  Kyle and I did some looking around and I'm digging the simplicity of the setup....just need to see you install it, beat the hell out of it, and give us all the thumbs up.  I'm ready to buy one once it's been proven.

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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2012, 02:35:13 PM »
I drove the car again this morning and the rear seems to be getting quieter. It has a brand new set of 330's made by motive gear and the track lock is also new. I think the gears just need to break in and I only have about 5 miles on the rear so far.
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Re: fox body 8.8 conversion
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2012, 10:43:38 PM »
What years can we get a rear axle out of?
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