Post by hammerdwn55r on Jan 6, 2014 13:26:33 GMT -5
I weld my own centers in on front wheels, then you're pretty open to whatever you want.
4 speeds are alright if you take care of them. DO NOT GRIND GEARS! Easy on the shifting from 1st and Rev., wait for the tires to stop spinning and they will last 15+ shows. If you want something to ram and jam to take abuse, you'll have to go to a 3 speed or 5 speed. And don't hold onto the shifter when you hit, lol i've seen ppl send them sailing through the front window when the plastic nut gives up.
Alright guys, I have a 96 I have shortened 4" on the nose, welded my core support back on, and cut off my crush boxes. What is the best way to make sure this front end doesn't bend? I wanted to drop the sub bolts and stuff but the more I think of it it seems it will be too hard. Would I be better off to put some tubing in the frame then weld on a pair of bumper shocks? Any help would be appreciated.
Depends on what your rules will allow. If you can stuff the frame, then do it. If not run the longest set of bumper shocks you can find welded to the outside of the frame (i run chrysler bumper shocks. theyre 17" long).
Looks like it man, I'm just not sure about the linkages. If you need details on it pm compact75. I'm about to build one this spring. You just need a bellhousing off a 2.3 fox with a(don't quote me in this) manual. The bellhousing I'm getting is off a 91/92 foxbody. Two bolt holes will align, the others have to be drilled.
That's how I plan on doing mine. With a notch just behind the rear bumper shock and possibly another notch a few inches from the hump. . . but I haven't ran one yet, nor have I really looked at the rear frame setup. . . I don't drive backwards anyway.
But I would push the spare tire up, weld trunk and suck it down in the middle but leave the quarters upright as much as I could.
Haven't heard much on a stock 3.8 superM. I run a 2.3 myself and others mainly run 2.3's and 4.3 v6's. Get you a t-5 bellhousing clutch pressure plate and all that jazz and give a 2.3 a whirl with that 5 speed haha