Rear End

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  1. don graham

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    dave, i have a 9" out of a mustang. i run 33 spline axels. had to use there bearings and pull the stock ones out. i think they said i could use the stock bearings with the 31. the 33's were the biggest i could use with a stock housing. the reason i went with the 33's was because at the time there was no warranty on the 28 or 31 and there was a 10 year warranty on the 33'sand up. i think they may have changed that now. :)
     
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    stmanser;

    Are the brake drums thicker/wider on a Granada rearend than those on a Maverick rearend?

    A Granada 8-inch rearend is supposed to be 1-1/2" wider than a Maverick, or 3/4" on each side.

    Granada track is 58 inches while Maverick track is 56.5 inches.

    So my point is that I don't know if you can necessarily get an accurate measurment from inside drum to inside drum...
     
  3. stmanser

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    well yeah......the drums on the one in the mav now are 9inch and the drum from the granada rear end is 10 inch.....they are thicker asd well...im just worried that i will have to run thick spacers so i dont get rubbing on the tires
     
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    Measure from outside drum to outside drum (wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface) and tell me what you come up with...
     
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    i will need to get the drums for the granada rear end and then take the wheels off the mav to do taht...i cnat do that until i can get up on base.... put it on a lift...


    but when i do..i will let ya know
     
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    My Granada 9" was 1.5" wider than my Mav 8"...
    I measured.
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    That's the code off the rear end.. I found it though, it is an 8"

    WDV-K is 8" with 3.08 gears, Its a solid housing though, and I mistakenly thought 8" all had the removable carrier like a 9".
     
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    All 8" rear ends DO have the removable carrier like the 9".
     
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    let me get a second opinion before i waste my time


    WDW-AF 9AA
    2 79 8 551A


    is this an 8 inch rear end? 279 gears i guess...... but is the 9AA mean 9 inch or it the 8 next to 279 the 8 inch designator??
     
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    The 8 next to the 2 79.........means it is an 8".
     
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    8 didn't have 3.08, the 8.8 did, I don't know about the 7.5 and 9.

    8.8 had 2.73, 3.08, 3.55, 3.73.
    8 had 2.79, 3:1, 3.50(maybe 3.55?), 3.8, maybe a 3.9, 4.1
    9 had more than I can keep up with, not too educated on stock 9 inch rears...

    or am I wrong about the 3.08? I've never found it anywhere or any documentation...
     
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    The 8-inch didn't come with 3.08 or 3.50 gears. Would have been 3.00 and 3.55 respectively...
     
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    I couldn't remember which chunk had 3.5 vs 3.55.

    There is a 3.25 for the 8, isn't there?
     
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    I have had 3.00, 3.28, 2.79, 3.40, 3.55, 4.11 gears in 8" rears.
    4.62 was available in something or other and I have seen a Merc. with 2.5something gears. Think it was 2.55??? I have heard 3.80s were made.

    4.10 and 3.50 were never available to my knowledge as previously posted.
     
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    ratio411 .....is the 3.55 gear set for sale??
     

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