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8.8 Ford for F-Body

This is a discussion on 8.8 Ford for F-Body within the Drivetrain forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I am in the process of fabbing up a Ford 8.8 rear for my WS6,built many of these for the ...

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    I am in the process of fabbing up a Ford 8.8 rear for my WS6,built many of these for the jeep guys,still have many spare parts and complete 31 spline assy. with 4.10,s and trac-loc.Anybody else out there running an 8.8 in there f-body ?

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    I'd like too. How are you gonna mount the torque arm to the rear?

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    This has been done a few times. They hold up very well if done right. Like Cutlass said how are you going to mount the tq arm is a problem. Without proper mounting it breaks off. I have priced/researched it a lot and with the right person and tools it is VERY cheap compared to a standard 9" 12bolt etc. But if you need to rely on others its about the same price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    I'd like too. How are you gonna mount the torque arm to the rear?
    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    This has been done a few times. They hold up very well if done right. Like Cutlass said how are you going to mount the tq arm is a problem. Without proper mounting it breaks off. I have priced/researched it a lot and with the right person and tools it is VERY cheap compared to a standard 9" 12bolt etc. But if you need to rely on others its about the same price.
    they dont use a T/A ..they move to a ladder ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SILVER BULLETT View Post
    I am in the process of fabbing up a Ford 8.8 rear for my WS6,built many of these for the jeep guys,still have many spare parts and complete 31 spline assy. with 4.10,s and trac-loc.Anybody else out there running an 8.8 in there f-body ?
    feel free to fab one up for me while you are at it

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    I will weld a mounting bracket to the center section,but i am building a custom torque arm out of chrome moly tubing to mount up on the transmission crossmember,which i am also fabbing up.My goals are to tie the subframe connectors,k-member,lca's,torque arm and tranny crossmember all together.After moving everything around i should be able to run true duals with x-pipe into a older camaro transverse mounted dual/dual muffler with the original exhaust tips.I am building everything in my shop to blend in with the under carriage so you can't see unless you physically get down and look up under the car.Car only has 18000 miles on it,ordered it without TCS,so hoping to keep the ABS functioning,going for the low key factory look and sound to suprise some of these mustang guys around here on no e.t. night at the track.I will take some photos and post them on the 8.8 build,once i replace the axle tubes and install the brackets,these 8.8's tough,dime a dozen, parts are cheap and always available.

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    Too much work for the 8.8. Currie makes the 9 inch torque arm brackets (and all other brackets) to attach to any 9 inch rear you can find, and makes that swap extremely simple to do.

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