i agree with H8. don't draw your conclusion from someone trying to sell thier product. talk to real world wheelers who have been there, done that, and have seen what breaks. i'm not downing the ford 9" cause we all know it is a good rear but for someone to think it is stronger than a d70....well someone has been <IMG SRC="smilies/smokin.gif" border="0"> the ol' crack pipe. i wonder why they didn't include the 14bolt?Originally posted by H8monday:
<STRONG>The 9" pinion is lower than a D60.
And if you go to high pinion, then its more money and you will be essentialy running 8.8 ring and pinions. Again I would reiterate that the stock 9" housings if they are not nodular housings are notoriousely weak.
The 9" is a decent rear diff assembly,in its best configuration, but I dont care what someoines advertising propoganda tells you, its not as strong as D60 and deffinitely not as strong as D70. Its also extremely expensive in its high dollar versions. There are many junk yard axles that are much stronger, and cheaper. If you are gonna spend the big bucks for a high pinion, the 60 has the best track record of handeling abuse.</STRONG>
Yes, running 8.8 r&p on the coast side of the gears even. <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">Originally posted by H8monday:
<STRONG>And if you go to high pinion, then its more money and you will be essentialy running 8.8 ring and pinions. </STRONG>
Well I waited 2 years with my 35C to break, and it was fun trying. Good luck with breaking it....ha ha. If you really wanted you could thrash the hell out of it. They probably arent hard to break with allot of go-peddle and big rocks. Actually I am pretty shocked with the abuse it took both with the go peddle and the big rocks.Originally posted by TN Devil Dog:
Great info, looking forward to my 35C breaking so I can upgrade.