Originally Posted by Hunter
There isn't really any difference at all between the 8.8 rear and the ford 9 inch. They are both same. The 8.8 is just a little smaller is all. Both are almost indestructable.
I beg to differ on this, the biggest thing on the 9 inch that is beneficial is the removable chunk. Makes gear changes at the track a snap.
In your case I don't see how a built 8.8 wouldn't suit your needs however. If you were still on stock axles and such there is definite room for improvement.
31 spline axles (strange), welded tubes, c-clip eliminators, a good diff cover, and some money on a nice locker and you'll be in business. Tranny will go before that rear will go.