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Mustang and Ford Knowledgables, 8.8 building?

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by sled_dog, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. sled_dog

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    My sister's Bday is this month and I am considering getting her C-clip eliminators for her birthday. She wants to get new stickier tires, but if she starts hooking we're afraid shes gonna start doing some damage to the 8.8. So what would be the first step in building a rear for this car? personally I'd rather see the time and money spent doing a 9" but that would probably be a pretty big pain in the butt at this point.
     
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    I have never experienced any problems but I have heard people say they have problems with the c clip elim.leaking on the street .The only car I ever had them on (86 coupe) was a strip ar that only saw sraight line duty.What year car does she have?
     
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    1992. I aligned her car for her birthday but still want to look into this stuff.
     
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    unless its pushing some real power or is running on slicks 90% of the time i wouldnt worry about it.

    i have buddys running 12s all day with stock 8.8's with gears.

    waste of time IMO.
     
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    ive run low elevens with 1.6 60 ft times on drag radials with the stock axles ,it was an automatic car so it was a lil less violent on the rearend.if i did anything I would say swap the gears,diff,and axles for a 31 spline setup.But if she gear she has now suites her I wouldnt bother.
     
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    3.73s in it now, suits the car quite well.
     
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    I would not worry about c clip elmins. Unless you are making some serious HP. 8.8 are plenty strong for a street/ strip Fox Stang.
    If you want to hook up better. Get her a good set of upper and lower Rear control arms and Sub frame connectors. They would be a better investment than c clip elims.
     
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    and already on the car
     
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    4 link? posi?
     
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    I know it has lower control arms, I welded the subframe connectors on myself, has a nice tight posi in it. Next step would be some new tires and some more power I guess. Cobra intake, new rockers, maybe a new cam.
     
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    nitto drag radials are very good for street and track driving .I have been low 11's on em with a drag susp..Dont waste your $ on a different cam until you upgrade the heads. The heads are the bottle neck on a stock 5.0.The Cobra intake is ok but a Edelbrock or Trickflow will make more power for around the same $.
     
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    So sled Dog....... post up specs on what you or your sis is running in your stang. I rember your old post when you got it.
    We need an up date
    Also you gotta Post a pic or 2 in the "My Mustang" thread in this forum.
    I am kinds courious about ho many of us CK5ers are Mustang drivers.:D
     
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    everyone I talk to says there isn't an aftermarket intake that beats the flow of the stock Cobra intake... Won't get that unless there is someone who will sell one cheap(she knows enough people for that to be possible).

    Specs? I guess I will post stuff up in that MY mustang thread.
     
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    I never really cared for the uneven flow from runner to runner of the stock Cobra.now ported or extrude-honed thats a different story.Its better than stock but not better then the Edelbrock or Trickflow.
     

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