11-27-2013, 02:37 PM
Join Date: Aug 2011
Total Cats: 554
Rear end discussion, v. AIDS motor
I'm going ahead with my stupid motor swap. F2T truck/tractor/AIDS motor.
I'll be using an FD transmission.
Need a rear end setup. Leafy seemed somewhat offended at my casual answer of "Well i guess i'll just use a V8R setup of some sort" and hinted that there was probably other options.
I can't be snobby about a diff at the moment since i don't even know what the hell i'm going to use the car for, but let's say i'd rather not completely hamstring the car for lack of good diff options down the road.
My needs/wants in order:
1) Ratio that makes sense. This is a motor that's going to make midrange torque like very few 4 bangers do, and the delivery can be horrifying. It's unlikely that i will rev it higher than 7000rpms in the initial iteration. If my destroked long rod motor is a success, i will re-visit ratios. In the meantime, i'm looking somewhere in the 3.2-3.4ish area.
2) Strong as ****. Power delivery will be "lots of it and all at once."
3) Easy to source
4) Easy to install
Cheap is the least important. I'm not worried about piecing something together for $500 or less. I like easy buttons more than i like pinching pennies on a build in which i have no real rules. $2000 or less would be awesome, but i'm also prepared to shell out for one of the V8R kits if it comes down to it, and i'm not 100% swayed towards the Getrag or the 8.8 yet if i go that route. Only thing to consider is that i'm going to need/want a BIG exhaust. Like.... 3.5-4". Potentially an issue if a PPF would be in play.