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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Alrighty, so after doing some reading, LOTS of reading, I have decided I am developing an end all, be all ultimate super 8.8 swap. The key features of THIS setup are as follows. -bolt on 2015 mustang hub assembly. No more $$$$ stub axles prone to breaking. -bolt on 2007 subaru coilover strut, buy cheap or buy ultra nice, entirely up to you. -bolt on s30 rear lower control arms... again use stock, or nice pieces like Arizona Z car etc, your choice. -will have stock 2015 mustang brake mounting points. We're talking disc brakes with built in parking brake in the caliper, and take off brakes for less than $200. There is a plethora of brake available for these cars, including Baer brakes drag setup that lets you use 15 inch wheels for sticky slicks on drag nights. -3.15, 3.31, 3.55, 3.73 or 4.09 gears And limited slip torsen differentials for $262 to $700 dollars for complete low mileage units. Super 8.8 much stronger than the 8.8 of yesteryear. -800 hp 930 cv axles COMPLETE for $1,299 for the pair. 34 spline into the diff and 32 at the hub. No more stub axles, companion flanges, or custom diff axle stubs or adapter needed. This price was quoted to me today from the "Driveshaft shop". I contacted them about custom length 2015 mustang axles and that's the price they gave me. -rebuildable cv joints, you only have to buy the custom axles once, and rebuild them as needed for much much cheaper. This setup could easily be adapted to use the 2002 and up explorer 8.8 but that would require asking the driveshaftshop to make you custom 31 spline axle stubs instead of the 34 spline ones they include in the $1299 price. This is something I am building for myself. But if anyone wants some I will gladly make extras. I'm just blown away at the prices of things for our Z cars, and decided to bring something to market that would potentially benefit the guys who want something more than oddball custom for stupid money. Aside from the custom length 930 cv axles EVERYTHING is off the shelf cheap and strong parts. Cheap brakes, cheap bearing hubs, cheap differentials, cheap limited slip. And so on. Also, I am designing a front disc brake setup as well. The idea is to use all 4 disc brakes off a 2015 mustang for balanced and affordable braking. It'll require a 17 or 18 inch wheel, but the guys running 800hp turbo is engines or 2jz swaps are usually already there anyway... If you have any better suggestions for a strut I'm open to ideas.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Sliding sloppy splines aren't in the cards at all. The cv design on these axles uses an octipod... like a tripod but with 8 balls. And it takes up all the movement. The cv shaft was never supposed to move at all. But like you said i can always add another snap ring. The overall play is what concerns me. It'll wobble itself apart and sheer the splines in no time.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Got my axles back from moser and they messed them up pretty bad. Now I'm out a couple of $35 cores and the money spent cutting them. I have contacted them and they told me to email them pictures and that they'll send it up and see what they'll do about it. The only right thing to do about it would be to refund me $70 for the cores, pay for shipping and cut me another pair of axles. But we shall see if thats what they'll do. I'm losing a lot of time on the back and forth regardless, but all I want is a proper pair of axles... The darker ones are the sample stubs i sent in, and the in white ones are the ones they cut wrong... even though they had a sample to compare to... all 4 ends are done wrong. The biggest problem is they cut the space between the splines too wide and the cv star or spider has a ton of slop in it... so simply cutting it for another snap ring on the back side won't fix it
  4. After looking everything over and doing some digging I came to the conclusion that using 65 mustang hubs on 240z spindles is not a cost effective solution for big brakes. I am now looking into a ball joint adapter that bolts to the control arm of the 204z and uses press in 2014 mustang ball joints. I intend to use this in conjunction with 2004 Subaru wrx coil over struts to allow the use of 5 lug 2014 mustang hubs and brakes. Which are 5x114.3 The intent is to have the outer wheel mount flange be pushed out roughly 35mm.... effectively converting our cars from a "zero offset" wheel to a "plus 35mm" wheel... aka just like the 300z and the 240sx, Toyota supra etc... It's a front steer, rear caliper spindle just like the stock 240z, once I know what the bump steer geometry will be I will have a clearer picture of things. Someone could use a widebody or flared setup if they chose to run a zero offset wheel, or use cheap and readily available 350z wheels and have stock track width. Let me know if anyone has any input on this. Good idea, bad, etc...
  5. Mocked up the 2015 gt mustang rear brakes and they fit perfect on a datsun if you have the wheels for them. Might be a little tight with these 17 inch wheels but they're perfect in the wheel well. As a side note, i can still mount the 11.8 inch 2014 rear brakes to run a 15 inch wheel for drag racing. I'll just need a spacer at the mount points for the caliper for the offset to match. Can't beat the price. These are insanely large brakes... fronts 13.2 and rears will be 13.
  6. ride height will be a little higher than this... but i lowered it to almost maximum, just absolutely slammed with large portions of my fenders cut out... And took a quick pic to show how much this setup corrects bump steer and roll center on very lowered 240z cars. Part of it has to do with the placement of the tie rod in relation to the ball joint, and the other part of it has to do with the spindle pin being 2 inches higher in relation to the ball join... Its essentially a drop spindle that has built in bumpsteer correction as well, especially when used with T3 tie rods.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Waiting on my axles to return. Meanwhile I'm finishing everything up and will be ready to drive it once the axles are back. Need to plumb up my wilwood pedals and maybe weld up some of the rust.
  8. Once i re plumb all the brake lines and mount my new RHD pedal setup (and get my axles back) i should be able to finally drive it. While I'm here i need to address some of this terrible rust.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Went digging in the junkyard today. The hybrid cv joint idea is a no go, mustangs used 8 balls while the explorer (2004) used 6 balls. Would have saved me $125 by not having to spline both ends. But not a deal breaker. Still much cheaper than the 800hp axles, just not as cheap as I'd hoped. Here is a picture that shows why i picked these axles as cores. The shaft in the middle is the mustang one that i cut a section out of to make the perfect length.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    An example of what to avoid... the "AC" axles. It'll be on the tag, but this seller put it on the shaft as well.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Did some digging online. The left hand axle that ends with "BC" is for the v8. The one that ends in "ac" is for the weaker ecoboost. Ending in "38-BC" is right hand, and "39-BC" is left hand.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Went digging in the junkyard today with the CV spider in my pocket. Turns out the 02 explorer has the same diameter shaft ends... but courser splines. The good news is its a solid heat treated shaft and its the same thickness its whole length, necking down only for the splines. I also called moser and talked to them about sending in a core shaft and paying for two pairs of CV axle spline service and they're happy to do it so long as they look everything over and it seams like it works. Cutting the heat treating off the hollow shafts just wasn't sitting well with me. I also discovered that the two left shafts are different on the ends in diameter and one had a slightly smaller cv joint pair... I'm guessing i got one v8 shaft and the other from a v6 car. Both are splined the same into the housing and at the hubs... but one is stronger than the other with bigger cv joints. The left and right v8 shaft have the same size cv joints... its just the spare left shaft had some differences. Going back to the junkyard tomorrow to compare my cv joint to the explorer outer cv. If they are the same internally i plan on building a hybrid cv. But if they're different I'll pay for 2 pairs of spline service and know that I'll never have to worry about the strength of those shafts...
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    The $1,200/pair price tag isn't for shafts, its for the entire thing, 930 cv joints and all. With 34 spline stub axles into the housing and 32 spline stub going into the hub bearing. Totally agree with you on the smaller diameter full floater style shafts.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Cutting hollow axles isn't my first choice, but they're still head and shoulders better than what came in these cars. Ideally i would ship out some solid shafts taken from a junkyard for cheap And pay for the service of 4 ends to be splined... This would still be incredibly cheap but give me some peace of mind. The core axles themselves are 55 to 75 bucks per side. The end plan is to just shell out the $1,200 for some 800hp axles plus 100 for them to be in a custom length. This is still cheaper and stronger than anything offered before in a 240z. But right now what ill be testing is just how much abuse the least favored setup will take before i have to either get the shafts replaced with solid cores or buy custom made shafts. On monday I'll get all that figured out.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Measured angles and margin of error etc. So its dead center of its adjustment with this measurement. Allowing some room for adjustments on control arms and some room for suspension articulation without coming anywhere near its limits.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    They are, but they're not driveshaft style hollow. Theres no reason to not cut them. Btw, the right side is solid and the left is hollow. You'll need two lefts and a right to make a set for the 240z. The solid side axle tapers down and can't be cut and splined so i used it as a jig to measure the length needed.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    The super 8.8 bolts in just fine. Measuring the axles and will be getting them cut and splined.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Have the next 30 days free to finish and roadtrip this... and start drawing it all up so i can get quotes from the laser cutter etc.
  19. Yes. And if using another year Subaru rack, then I think 86 Celica inners are what you want. Or for example an STI rack.
  20. So you spent 3 times as much money for weaker parts with bad geometry... brilliant. All jokes aside, if the s30 tie rods are too short, you have serious UNCORRECTABLE bump steer issues. See, the s30 rack is already too short for an easy replacement to be found for power steering add ons etc.... and that's with stock steering knuckles. The mustang knuckles allow the use of factory length Subaru racks to be used with either Celica inners or s80 Volvo inners, depending on the year of the rack... all the while maintaining correct geometry for bump steer and improving geometry on lowered cars over stock s30 setups. And BC is a great company, they offer custom coilovers for the neon as well for a great price. So getting high end custom valved and sprung bc coilovers from them will still leave you with a cheaper, stronger and better stopping set up.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    No worries, plenty of pressure coming from me. I'm in Oregon again and hoping to have it all together before I need to leave in a week.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Thanks, yeah baby Luke had surgery at 6 days old, and has had many surgeries since then and many more to go.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    I never stopped working on this, and will see this through to the end. This is my son Luke, he is 9 months old, and was born with half a heart. It's a rare condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. It's fatal without emidiate surgery and even so it's an uphill fight to make it past puberty. He's had several heart surgeries and his first one was the hardest, with his chest being held open for a week. Reason I'm even bringing this up is to get the back story of what we're up against, and what has been taking so long. While we as a family were in the hospital in San Diego for 8 months I spent a lot of time researching everything currently available for high hp datsuns and the prices, weak links and other issues i came across currently on the market. I then dipped into my personal gun collection (which is a shadow of its former self now) and over time purchased parts for this conversion, while measuring and doing more research as I went along. I just recently finished up the actual design and have test fit everything and plan to road test it all soon. I just want everyone to know that any hold ups I have aren't because I'm vacationing in Europe or have lost interest in 240z cars or playing with other toys. So long story short, if I can make this kind of progress while fighting the fight of my life, you can bet your butt I'm seeing this through. And yes I'm seriously considering doing a tacked together kit as well for the diy types. But just to make it clear, I will absolutely NOT be sharing or selling blueprints or CaD files. I sacrificed what little bit of time and money I didn't even have to spare to bring something like this to market, and I don't intend to give it away. It will be the cheapest, strongest and most versatile bolt in diff setup you can put into these datsuns. But it wont be free. And no, this isn't my first rodeo on bringing something to market where there was a need. The 2014 mustang disc brake adapters I've designed for classic mopars have saved a few dozen people a total of 30k if not more so far. And yes, have put food on my table and diapers on my kids when we needed it most.
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    Ford Super 8.8 irs swap thread. Rear brakes too

    Quick update, rough prototype is finished and test fitted in car and on the diff itself.
  25. Yes the same will work for left hand drive. The videos go into detail on anything you need. Just finished up the dash and put in the steering column as well.
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