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Has anybody used strange (the company) rear-end stuff? I went to my machine shop guy today, and was looking for stuff for my old open 8 inch with 3.00:1 gears. I told him I wanted posi-traction with around 3.55:1 gears, and to keep my 8 inch. When I'm all said and done with the motor, I don't forsee anything above 400 hp, and nothing bigger than a 351W. So, he quoted me $440 for the posi, $380 for the gears, both Strange, and then including install kit and labor, it'll be somewhere around $1100 all said and done. Sound reasonable?
 

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Here is the latest direct from currie for the whole 3rd member ass'y. If you can do the work your self you can save a few bucks.

CE-3142 $439.95 3.55 28 spline open

CE-3143E $759.95 3.55 2 Spider T.S.D. limited slip

CE-3143C $809.95 3.55 4 Spider T.S.D. limited slip

CE-3144 $869.95 3.55 28 spline Detroit Locker

CE-3144A $799.95 3.55 28 spline Auburn


here is the link to the whole 8" page
http://www.currieenterprises.com/html/custom/rearend8FordThirdMemberAssem.htm
 

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Strange is the MFG for the Ford pinion supports, 9" nodular and aluminum cases they sell in FRRP.

Good items are made by Strange. I have run their yokes for rears and transmissions. Mark Williams is good also. Both are pricey when dealing directly with them, but quality is not.
 

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I gotta agree with chilly... $1100 is a little out of line. You shouldn't have more that $600-$700 total. I have used Strange's stuff but Currie will do you right. Shop around, try 4 wheel drive places or someone that specializes in drive train stuff.
 

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800$ is more in line with a new pumpkin w/ install, I had the local 4 wheel drive shop do mine, and the 800$ included labor
 
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