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Old 05-27-2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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Recently I installed a Ford 8.8 that is fully built with custom adjustable 4 link/panhard bars. I also have the respeed front T2 hub and brake adapter kit. It has been lots of customizing making it work in the front. First I had a 2" adapter on the front and had some bolt on flares. The front looked okay with the flares with 225's, but I didn't like the way the rear looked with flares. So I ordered some 195/50/16 tires for the front and narrowed the wheels 1.5". I eliminated the 2" adapter and the wheel and tire fits nicely under unmodified OE fenders... Once the car gets painted, it will look a lot better.
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Old 05-28-2009, 02:02 AM   #2
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Nice, any more pics?
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Old 05-28-2009, 10:09 AM   #3
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when I have it up in the air I will take some shots of the rear end
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:31 PM   #4
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You know they sell nice sony cameras at Walmart now for about $140.00
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yeah more pics!
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Old 05-28-2009, 05:30 PM   #6
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here you go. Some cheapo phone camera pictures!
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details of the rear end are:

Locker
4.88 gear and pinion
Strange axles
C clip eliminators
Mosier reinforced cover
shortened tubes
Built carrier
Drum brakes


I don't know if the 4.88's are going to be okay so its really a toss up.
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Old 05-29-2009, 02:36 PM   #8
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Not real crazy about the front muffler being located below the driveshaft, but I understand that there is limited room under the car.
The rest of it looks great. Is that a TII trans I see?
The Ford 8.8 can be a very stout unit, when built correctly. Should handle about any amount of HP you can throw at it.
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there are 2 mufflers on it. I just don't like loud cars. It is a T2 trans with a 1g tail housing and shifter assembly.
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Yeah, I saw the second muffler, which was why I refered to it as the front muffler.
Rotaries can be rather loud, and the 1st gen doesn't have a lot of room for sound deadening devices. You prolly wouldn't like my FB, it's rather loud. I'll get around to adding another muffler one of these days, if I don't go deaf in the meantime......
I wasn't aware a 1st gen tailshaft housing would fit on a TII trans. I always heard people mod the shifter on the TII trans, so it will fit in the stock location.
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whats wrong with a muffler below the drive shaft?

13b's really don't sound good at all to me. The 2 liter engines sound wicked. I would put just one muffler on a 3 rtr engine.
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Line lock was completed today and also the 2 step was also finished up. I have a wheel to do tomorrow and align the car and I am ready for sunday in Montgomery.
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Bryan,
Car is looking great! I saw you and your family at Cracker Barrel last night as I was leaving.
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whats wrong with a muffler below the drive shaft?
I'm just not crazy about the location. To close for comfort. Then again, I'm prone to going onto a road course, where there is a higher chance for an unexpected detour thru the weeds. That *could* cause a conflict.
Mufflers aren't too pricey, but driveshafts can be.....
For on-road use, the location isn't nearly as bad, aside from hanging low. That is the reason I haven't added the presilencer to my car. I know it would reduce the sound output, but it will also hang lower than I really like.
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