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Old January 18th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #1
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Ford 9 or 8.8

What should i buy a ford 9 out of a old 79 bronco with 3.55 or a ford 8.8 out of a 90 bronco with 3.55 and a det locker for the same price? i am going to run them on 35 or 37in tires and i want a locker and 4.10 gears what is the better deal? do the 8.8 have any problems?
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Old January 18th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #2
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the better deal would be the 8.8

parts are cheap and everywhere. the 9 inch is however a tad stronger and adds to the "cool" factor. but parts cost more.

my ranger has a 8.8 with a 4.10 i have a richmond loc-rite and have beat it with no problems
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:15 PM   #3
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I don't know about parts costing more for a 9". I have a 9" in the back of my ZJ, and parts where cheap for it. Detroit lockers are much cheaper for a 9" than a 8.8"

If the 8.8 has a Detroit I would get it. A Detroit for the 9" is somewhere around $400. I paid $299 for mine but that was almost three years ago.
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Old January 18th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #4
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What is it going in.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 08:45 AM   #5
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a home made tubed beater with no heater.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #6
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How much is the cost difference between the two? I have an 8.8 full width from a '96 bronco, $75
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Old January 19th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #7
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Old January 19th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #8
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