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Old 07-12-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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302 or 351

I currently have a l6 with a c4 with a street/strip shift kit and a 8" read end if I get a 351w will my tranny and rear be able to handle it? My dad says it won't but I think it will
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Absolutely, just be careful in near future if you start swapping out engine, the stock rear ends that came with the i6's can't handle the torque that v8's pull out. But if you already have an 8in in your stang, the 351 will do fine.
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How much can the handle? I might be a little hard on it haha you know a couple hard accelerations here and there
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Old 07-12-2012, 07:51 PM   #4
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If an 8in breaks after a few pulls, then something was messed TF up xD it should be fine, 8 inches are tough rear ends
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What about my transmission?
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It should be perfect I have a 351w and a c4 transmission with a 8 in rear end and its running perfectly even with a heavy foot.
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Id recomend the FMX tranni if u like auto, very durable. The c4 was for the smaller engines.
I think the c4 will b fine with the v8 but if u start adding power to that v8 u will want to beef up the c4 or put in an fmx.
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Well yeah I put a shift kit in but that's it
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Id recomend the FMX tranni if u like auto, very durable. The c4 was for the smaller engines.
I think the c4 will b fine with the v8 but if u start adding power to that v8 u will want to beef up the c4 or put in an fmx.
I've actually always heard the opposite, the FMX is not desirable for performance applications. C4 has had the most aftermarket attention and supposedly the best choice if built right. C4's were behind the small blocks in the 60's.
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I've actually always heard the opposite, the FMX is not desirable for performance applications. C4 has had the most aftermarket attention and supposedly the best choice if built right. C4's were behind the small blocks in the 60's.
I've read in multiple sourses that the FMX is very stout, its just less common. I've heard of several dragsters using the FMX. Personally id prefer a T4 though. Also the FMX is a 3 speed auto, which is less desirable than manual.
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