Ford Building a Ford 9 inch - Looking for help

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Just picked up a bare third member over the weekend... Already have a housing and axles. Looking to build it on a budget over the winter...

Was thinking of just of using a Jegs or summit racing gear setup and spool... Anybody ever use them before?
 

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[MENTION=945]daturbosix[/MENTION] perhaps?
 

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never used summit or jegs brand stuff. but if theyre anything like their other "house brand" products, theyre made by a big name company.. like summit's own brand headers are made by pacesetter... jegs brand exhaust for a diesel truck is made by heartthrob
 

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That's what I figured... Anybody to avoid?

Also, I have a 1330 u-joint at the trans and 1310 at the diff... Should I just go up to a 1350 at the diff and leave the trans? Or upgrade the trans side too?
 

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i like to keep everything the same size. depending on power level i would just get a upgraded 1350 joint 3" diameter custom shaft made.

i couldnt tell ya who to avoid. ive never had any bad experiences with any of the major companys.
 

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just stay away from cheap ebay bearings and seals. stick with timkin or national
 

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Def 1350 joints. I can't believe that 1310 hasn't exploded :rofl:

Elgin Driveline for custom driveshaft work, but its been a few years since I went there.

You want someone to build the center, or you looking to do it?
 

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Well, it helps that those pizza cutter tires can't even attempt to give him any traction. :rofl:
 

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now you understand why I'm so hesitant to take it to the track! I've done a bunch in the past... But it's been almost 10 years lol - considering I just rebuilt the Subaru trans and it's still going strong, I think I'll give this a shot
 

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9 in are easy. The side bearings are adjustable. Just use all the right specs, and get a good gear pattern, you'll be golden.
 

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at least you choose one of the easier centersections....using a case spreader is great but when you don't have one and you sorta need one it f****** sucks.
thankfully I've learned some awesome tips and tricks over the years
 

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Yeah I did a bunch in the past when I went to school for this stuff... But that was 10+ years ago... I was more looking for any advise on any companies or products to stay away from really
 

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