Ford 8.8 swap....

86monte383

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Amen to this thread!!! I just picked up an 8.8 for free today from a mustang my buddy gave me. Keep this thread going cuz i really wanna trry this swap
 
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bump on the thread...make into a sticky...awesome did that guy make those kits yet...i need to get my hand on one asap!!!! this is the most interesting thing ive heard...
 
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Update! Sorry guys it has taken so long. But yes I have redesigned the upper control arm once and everything is looking good. I do use sherical bushings in the upper housing BUT you can use polyurathane in the housing as well.

The kits will be double adjustable upper and lowers using hiem joints on both ends of the lowers and one end of the upper (spherical bushing optional)

As far as materials go I can use TIG welded chromoly OR TIG welded mildsteel...

There are also cost options on the hiem joints... A standard unit like used by most suspension companys or a stronger chromoly unit that has teflon bushings. (both are very strong... the chromoly units do not "rattle" on the street... makes for a quieter ride)

lowers are urethane coated much like a thin bedliner... it is very resistant to any peeling and also has a rough finish which is easy to grip and turn for adustments (I end up turning the bar with my hand many times with the hiems loose)

Right now I am in the process of dealer by-ins on behalf of myself so I can buy hiems/rodends/steel materials in mass quantities and also building a webpage with an online shopping center. HAHAHA honestly it is that "transition phase" from going from a dream hobby to a substantial business. I want it to go as smooth as possible and make the best products as possible. Before I sell there will be 25 chromoly kits premade and ready to ship.

I am also offering a lightwieght manual rack kit... for g-bodys. and IC brakets for the rear suspension. 7.5 8.5 and 8.8 rears.

I will keep everyone updated i expect things to be moving very quickly and thanks for the support :D

Sam Daffron

DaffronRacecars LLC
 

Larry

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One of the new magazines has a story about the 8.8 compared to a 12 bolt I got 3 in the mail I'll check and see what one had the story when I get home.
 

1BAD81BU

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Also, we NEED this thread made into a sticky. This product could be HUGE if the development works out. Thanks! Later on, Nick.
 

86monte383

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larry, i think that was in the this months issue of car craft. they compare the 8.8 to the 12 bolt and talk about all the mods u should do to the 8.8 to beef it up.
 

1BAD81BU

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the nitro man- I believe the 8.8's that came out of Explorers are pretty similar in width. If I can find the exact spec's of the rear end I'll post them. Later on, Nick.
 

Perryk

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I dont know if this matters but SN and Turbo coupes are .75" wider eachside...which would mean you could use a 4.5" b.s wheel without frame mods.


Perry
 

Stangboy

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SN95 was the body style from 94+
 

Perryk

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TRZ build us some arms!
 

1BAD81BU

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So do we still have to modify the spring perches and LCA mounts? One other question, is the turbo coupe rear end the closest in width to a G-body rear? I have some extra cash and I might start shopping around for one these 8.8's. Turbodiesel- are you still going to supply the templates with the control arms you are making? Also, any idea on when the first batch of arms are gonna be heading out the door? No hurry, just wanting to see how the project was coming along! Later on, Nick.
 
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8.8

1BAD81BU said:
Anybody??? Later on, Nick.
The 8.8 rear end set up is on its way to fit the g body

TRZ is doing the upper and lower control arms as soon as we get things rolling in a week

I am doing the rear end as far as narrowing and putting big ford housing ends and basic setup

So if anybody interested we can do this

Call Travis @ 816-228-2630

http://www.steelconceptsfabrication.con
 

1BAD81BU

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YES!!! That's the best news I've heard in quite a while. I'd better start saving my pennies now. :) Thanks for the heads up! Later on, Nick.
 

Excelerater

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8.8 is the best rear for street cars IMO
Cheap,Plentyfull and easy to find new and used parts for
you can prolly get one fabbed up for a few hundred in labor,and still save
money left over for a nitrous kit
 

1BAD81BU

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That's exactly what I was thinking. The new arms from TRZ should be a great for us guys on a budget. O by the way...PLEASE make this thread a sticky!!! Later on, Nick.