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#1 rehoward



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Posted 07 January 2020 - 03:15 AM

Hi, new guy here.

Tried posting in the suspension forum but it would not allow me to post.  Wonder why?

So anyway, I was wondering if anyone has or knows of a source of good pictures or illustrations of the complete front suspension and/or same for the rear suspension including differential?

Speaking of the stock differential, how much street horsepower can it survive?  I don't mean drag racing but more like autocrossing.  Car will be either Starion or Conquest running 310hp and 300ft/lbs of torque by doing an engine/manual trans swap.  Can I swap a different/stronger diff in the car easily if I need to?

Swap will be Ford Ecoboost, 2.3L, 4 cyl, 6 speed trans. Anyone done this?


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 08:27 AM

I've got some electronic service manual material, DM me and I can get you what you need.
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Posted 07 January 2020 - 10:50 AM

I don't have personal experience, but I have only really heard of people breaking diffs drag racing. The late intercooled/widebody diffs have an 8" ring gear, they are fairly beefy for a small car.
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Posted 07 January 2020 - 12:03 PM

The stock rear will hold that power no problem.

also, I moved this over to the suspension forum.

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 06:12 PM

My car made 1300hp/900tq on the stock diff with dss axles.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 01:32 PM

View Postkev, on 07 January 2020 - 12:03 PM, said:

The stock rear will hold that power no problem.

For sure! There are a lot of us making well over your HP goals with no differential issues.
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