MONTE CARLO What do you think of ford 8.8

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  1. Mike Long

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    I recently got a Monte for drag racing I am seeing alot of people going with the ford 8.8 any opinions on this
     
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    How much horsepower can the 7.5 take
     
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    8.8 Pro-
    Cheap and plentiful from fox bodies
    Strong and mostly easy to upgrade (axle splines, posi)
    Handles 800hp reliably from what I have seen on mostly stock parts
    4 link, only have to weld a few new brackets on like coil springs
    Kits sold to bolt them in mostly

    8.8 cons for a G body-
    4 link arms do NOT line up in the same pattern, have to utilize aftermarket spherical joints which although make it bolt up do not retain the same angles through suspension travel as factory.
    Many people (not all) report wheel hop or other issues because of the loss of factory geometry
    Ford VS Gm pattern, need to buy either
    a) new wheels, 4 lug or 5 lug for later ones
    b) new axles, to GM pattern
    c) both depending on what you do

    Overall pros-It is much cheaper than a 9 inch or S60, easier to find than a 8.5 GN or 442 rear.
    Overall cons-Geometry "correction" arms are more of a bandaid than a correct fix and can/do result in suspension issues or wear, wheels/axles means you have to spend $200-$600 to get something that bolts up to match your front wheels or to put GM wheels on the rear

    7.5 10 bolts will last forever on a street tire (for the most part), mid 12's sorta reliably with good tires on a track. You are lucky if you beat on it in the 11's and a god if it lasts in the 10's.

    you can put 2000hp through one if you have 235 street tires but maybe 400hp if it hooks on a drag radial. (guidelines only, I am not responsible for failures)
     
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