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Old 12-17-2005, 04:37 PM   #1  
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1) how much hp could a stock 8.8" handle with gears, a FRPP 31-spline carrier, and 31-spline Mosers ??

2) i was looking thru my Mustangs Unlimited catalog, and came across the girdle's.........what exactly do they do for you(besides giving you more fluid capacity) ?? and is anybody running a T/A girdle ?? i think theyre @ $150, and i was thinkin about gettin it......any opinions ?
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Old 12-17-2005, 05:38 PM   #2  
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depends how your getting it to the ground....on cheater slicks you can get way more , especially if you keep launches around 3500-4k, a stocker can handle 400 or so.

on full slick, w/ 5 k launches w/ the upgrades....i would say about 500 hp.

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Old 12-17-2005, 08:34 PM   #3  
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I think that if you re-welded all the welds and used a spool that it could be 600+.
With anything thats a non-spool, 500 or so.......
The girdels do help some too. in keeping the casaes from spreading....
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Old 12-17-2005, 10:47 PM   #4  
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the guy in the black stang in my video is pushing 450rwhp and cuts high 1.3's 60ft's on 28 spline moser's.
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Old 12-17-2005, 11:35 PM   #5  
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i guess i would say its all in how hard you want to come off the line, but i would say with the set up that you are talking about it would take 500 or a little more, just buy a 9inch for a fox body
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Old 12-18-2005, 02:17 AM   #6  
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dont reaon to get a 9'. one they weight more, rob hp and jsut plain ole worthless for a stang

8.8s are in the 8s so why go 9'?

an auto wont kill a rear like a stick will.
sticks shock the rears harder.

if you upgrade then your fine
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Old 12-18-2005, 09:38 AM   #7  
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crhis tuten the drag radial champ 05 runs the dyno at a shop in town cuts low 1.2's with 1100rwhp through a 8.8 rearend 33 or 35 spline spool set up.
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Old 12-19-2005, 01:12 AM   #8  
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Something else I should have added too. Reweld all the factory welds for the suspension brackets.
33 spline axle is about 20% stronger than 31, 35 sronger yet, maybe another 15%.
I think the ultimate set-up would be spool, 35 spline deal...
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:47 PM   #9  
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all hell ante up and put some 41 splines in it
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:33 PM   #10  
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ok. like i said, i will be gettin the Moser's for sure. and i have the gears and carrier SITTING in my closet(i need the gear installation kit).

for traction aids though, im thinking about gettin the "S-Box" from Wild Rides Racecars, or something like that........its in MM&FF and also 5.0&SF.......they have an ad with a REALLY hot girl in it.......but anyway, i was gonna do that, and get HPM upper/lower control arms.

now, for a street car, is a panhard bar worth the money ?? cuz, my car will be more street than strip, but, hopefully ill take it to a road course every now and then......not a lot, just, to see how it does, so, would it be worth the money ??

and the girdle...............anybody running a t/a girdle or any other brand that you might recommend ???? t/a had one, and right above it was Trickflow's girdle....

btw, thanks for the replies/opinions.
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