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post #1 of 9 Old 04-07-2019, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Built 8.8 or team z 9 inch

I'll be hovering around 1000 hp on my foxbody .should I build up my 8.8 or go with the team z 9 inch which I can get for about half the price of retail..thanks

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An 8.8 can be set up to handle some pretty serious power. Imo once you get to 4 digit power it’s not a bad time to consider a 9in. For you, being able to get it half price should make that decision easy.


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post #4 of 9 Old 04-08-2019, 07:50 AM
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An 8.8 takes less HP to turn. Built correctly they can handle well over 1K power. If it is a stick shift car then the 9" is probably a better option because it can take higher shock loads than a 8.8. The 9" is nice because it is easier to change out a gear set. The 9" is heavier (weight) than the 8.8. The 8.8 can only go up to a 35 spine axle, while the 9" can go to a 40 spline axle no problem. I run a 8.8 and the engine makes about 1,250 hp. I am still using 1/2" wheel studs with no issues, although most people in this power range and above go to a 5/8" wheel stud.

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The Team Z outlaw 9 is in my car, and it is a thing of beauty! You won't regret it.
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An 8.8 takes less HP to turn. <snip>
Actually, when you take into consideration housing deflection under load, the nine is better.

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Depends on the load.

1989 Saleen 414 358cid SBF 2.8L Kenne Bell S/C
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Best 1/4 mile time 8.623 @ 159.82 mph with a 1.34 60' (5.57 1/8th at 128)
Best 1/8 mile time 5.339 @ 133.46 mph with a 1.29 60'
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I think the OP specified that. 'preciate the info, Ed. Didn't know that.
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