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post #4 of (permalink) Old 04-15-2002, 07:44 AM
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Re: Ford 9\" swap

I have a eb 9in and it is a really easy swap. The spring perches are in the same spot just on top of the old ones(center to center is 36 inches). If your running a soa just bolt it in. You will need different spring plates since the axle tubs are bigger. Also on my 80 not sure about the 85's the shocks mount on the spring plate so i had to do something about that. My driveshaft grew 2 inches with the 9in. I am not running a CV joint and I have no vib problems. I also run a set of explorer disk brakes on the 9in. That was a very easy and well worth swap. Good luck
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