Limited Slip Rear End Questions
I know there are a ton of random questions here, so any input would be greatly appreciated. Really wasn't expecting to have to do this on this car.
It seems to me there is a major misconception as to what a limited slip rear is. Previous owner told me the car had a limited slip rear. Great! I now realize the car has an open rear. Everybody I know says that I have a limited slip because I only spin one tire sometimes. No, I don't have a limited slip, I have an open rear and there is a difference. When the rear is jacked up the tires spin in different directions. I don't want the open rear. I bought a hot rod to have a HOT ROD! My stepfather has been griping on me for a couple months now because I haven't laid tread in front of his barn yet. So last weekend I pulled up and some of his buddies were there so I dropped it and laid one hell of a black line. Yes, one black line. Not impressive. I turned around and did it again and it laid two lines. Sometimes it will put two down but conditions have to be ideal.
Can the 8" open rear be converted to a limited slip, or do I have to replace the whole rear? Assuming I have to replace the whole rear, what can I expect to get $$$ for a good complete 8" open rear with 3.80 gears?
What is the easiest (to find and put in) and cheapest way to get a good limited slip rear in my car?
Should I go with a 9"? I would think an 8" would be fine since I don't have too much hp, but would it be harder to find a limited slip 8"?
My buddy has a 1st generation Bronco 9" he said he would be willing to sell me. From what I can tell the most notable differences are the width is 3/4" wider on the Bronco and the wheel bolt pattern in different. What is the process to make that work? Cut the axle down 3/8" on each side? How do I get the same wheel bolt pattern? What is this 9" rear worth assuming it doesn't have the gears I want? A guy has a whole 9" rear on Craigslist and wants $1,000 saying not to waste his time with lower offers. Are they really worth that much? It's not a Rockcrusher or anything.
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