Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Baytown, TX USA
My 9" is about 50 lbs heavier than an equally equipped 8.8. As far as parasitic loss, I don't know. The 8.8 can be built to handle the power you plan. Several True 10.5 racers down here have been in the 7s with built/braced 8.8s.
Carl S.: 417", Yates C3s, Edelbrock 2828, Dominator, Powerglide, 4.10s, 3100 lbs raceweight. 1.27 60' 5.470@127 nitrous on 275/60 Mickeys in Ultra trim
2014 Ruby Red GT Auto, bone stock for now