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Old 05-31-2018, 01:16 PM
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What is the cost difference?
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$2887 for the Strange 12-bolt, with a Yukon posi, 33 spline axles, ABS and an aluminum cover. Plus "high $200 to high $300 for shipping" according to Spohn.

$2995 for the Hawks 8.8, with an Eaton Truetrac, 33 spline axles, ABS and an aluminum cover. Plus $200 for shipping.

The Truetrac is much better suited to autoX and road course use, which is something my car has been used for the most. And the total cost is either the same, or less, for the 8.8, delivered to my home.

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Old 06-08-2018, 02:23 PM
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I edited the above post as I got the Eaton TrueTrac confused with the Wavetrac. I went ahead and spent the extra $500 for the Wavetrac, partially due to the lifetime warranty.

Total shipped was $3,670 for the Hawks 8.8, 33 spline axles, Wavetrac, aluminum cover, and 3 channel ABS. A hard pill to swallow, but I will be happy with this. I'll finally be able to drag race and cut sub 2 second 60's, without fear of going home on a flatbed.
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Isn't that flatbed ride like crowd surfing victory? =D
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Isn't that flatbed ride like crowd surfing victory? =D
LOL good point.
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I highly recommend contacting Josh at TNT Fabrications in Mead, OK. Iím extremely satisfied with my 8.8 housing and recommend parts. Very reasonably priced. IIRC, I came in under $1700 total.
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I got a tracking # from Hawks today. I have a POR-15 kit to paint it when it gets here, that I bought for the old rearend last time it was out, but didn't do before putting it back in. Hopefully the car will be back on the road in a couple weeks. I miss driving it. The 500 mile break in sounds difficult. I don't think the car has had 500 easy miles since the 500 after I left the dealership in it.
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I got a tracking # from Hawks today. I have a POR-15 kit to paint it when it gets here, that I bought for the old rearend last time it was out, but didn't do before putting it back in. Hopefully the car will be back on the road in a couple weeks. I miss driving it. The 500 mile break in sounds difficult. I don't think the car has had 500 easy miles since the 500 after I left the dealership in it.
I feel the same way about clutch break in. It's like trying to hand feed mice to a tiger.
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I had to do a little grinding on the LG Motorsports torque arm to get it to clear the weld on the Hawks housing, but took it slow and fit it tight, so I do not believe any structure was weakened. I should have taken a photo of the grinds, but when the bolts lined up, I just put the washers and nuts on, and torqued them down.







I gave up on the notion of using the POR15 kit to paint it. I don't want to damage anything, would need to move it out of the shop to do it right, and roll it over. If I had it to do over I would have paid the $250 to have it powdercoated, but in the end, this isn't a show car. It will be fine.

I got the brakes on, but need to modify the brackets that wrap around the lower control arm mounts next. And bend the brake lines to clear the different housing. They will be zip tied on since there are no tabs.

The bent wire "brackets" that go under the cover bolts on the stock setup, to hold the E-brake cables, won't work. I'm not sure what I will do about that, but will figure something out.
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I need to splice the ABS wires. There are two white wires coming out of the 8.8. The factory harness has one black and one white wire. Does it matter which way I splice these?
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I don't believe so (at least I dont recall having to on my Strange).
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Thank you.
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