1980 MALIBU PROJECT

80/MALIBU/COUPE

Apprentice
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Feb 17, 2021
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TUCSON AZ
GOT MY DIFF BACK THIS A.M.
VERY HAPPY WITH TUCSON DIFFERENTIAL

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3" THREADED STUDS
LS BACKING PLATES

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88AZSS

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Mar 13, 2018
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Looks good! Ive heard good things about Tucson Differential but never had them do any work for me. Looks like they cleaned it up nicely.
 
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80/MALIBU/COUPE

Apprentice
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Feb 17, 2021
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TUCSON AZ
Looks good! Ive heard good things about Tucson Differential but never had them do any work for me. Looks like they cleaned it up nicely.
yea i asked several people in the area about diffs and everyone said tucson diff, for the record i modified the flanges did the plate install fully stripped and painted it . gave him and painted and empty housing and all the parts to be put together.
 
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64nailhead

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I agree that 3" studs on the front a little overkill.

I have to give you credit and a warning. You've made that 7.5 the strongest possible 7.5 you can build (I have one like that in the basement lol), but a man has to know his rear end's limitation. 500+WHP (600 or so crank) and a sticky tire on the track will find the weak links - pinion bearings and not enough ring gear 'meat'. But 500 crank HP will never break that rear.

Keep up the good work - I really like the brake setups.
 
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80/MALIBU/COUPE

Apprentice
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Feb 17, 2021
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TUCSON AZ
Thanks and thats awesome to know it will be able to take a lil bit of a beating when i find an open parking lot for some doughnuts and or try getting tire marks across the intersection for now lol

and yea i already ordered shorter studs

I agree that 3" studs on the front a little overkill.

I have to give you credit and a warning. You've made that 7.5 the strongest possible 7.5 you can build (I have one like that in the basement lol), but a man has to know his rear end's limitation. 500+WHP (600 or so crank) and a sticky tire on the track will find the weak links - pinion bearings and not enough ring gear 'meat'. But 500 crank HP will never break that rear.

Keep up the good work - I really like the brake setups.
 
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