I agree with most everything you said above. I never said the 9" ford is junk, i said the 28 spline shafts are junk.
My issue with Apollos is hes touting the strength of the 28 spline, mainly because hes already bought a 28 spline detroit for it and hes already into it some coin. So he wants it to be superaxle. Im sorry, it simply wont be. I wasted ALOT of cash trying to get 28 spline to hold up to just 35s. It wont fly. I learned the hard way, hate when others have to. Ive beaten the piss out of the 31 splines with zero issues for over a year now.
You running wheel adapters on that truck?
I'm already saving up for a 31 spline setup anyway, you assume too much by previous threads. I found out a few days ago that the outer flange of the 28 spline shafts I have were bent by a wreck the previous owner had gotten into without telling me. So my 28 spline shafts are on their way out as I have currie custom 31 spline shafts on their way at the moment. Got to wait a week to get the 31 spline detroit.
So chill on directly calling me out, my posts weren't really directly joking about you in the first place, quit being so sensative. I was arguing about JF being against the ford 9" swap AS A WHOLE, not specifically to you and your unbelievable anger toward 28 spline shafts. Ironworker and myself were simply ranting about the benefits of a ford 9" AS A WHOLE
above some of the other popular axle swaps out there... You simply cannot tell me that a 28 spline ford 9" isn't better then say... a super 35...
I don't intend to argue that a 28 spline axle shaft will hold up the same as a 31 spline, despite how much I wished it would have a few weeks ago before I bought the 28 spline detroit lol, but nothing I can do about that now. Yes the 31 spline pwns the 28 spline, but the 28 spline still detroys many other axle swap options out there. That was the ONLY point I was trying to make.
On that note, PLEASE explain to me, USING MY DIRECT QUOTE BELOW that you so hastily QUOTED IN YOUR DIRECT REPLY TO ME... Tell me where I mention that 28 spline's are the **** and 28 spline's stand along side 31?
Yeah JF has always been a little hostile to the ford 9" for some reason, I've been watching the forum for MUCH longer than i've been a member and every time someone brings up the 9" someone brings up a statement claming a 9" will break just like any other axle... I usually stay quiet but it's hard to stay quiet with the years of experience i've had with them lol.
I think the hostility on JF comes from the fact that the ford 8.8 axle swap is so unbelievably popular. Not shunning the 8.8 swap, it works great, comes with disc brakes, decent (but expensive) aftermarket support, 4.10 gears, and easy to find... HOWEVER, it doesnt mean there arn't stronger candidates out there. There are definatly people on the forum who turn their nose up to any axle other than the 8.8... I see it on JF more than the other forums I cruize lol. It's the 8.8 forum!
Me hostile toward the 9" ford? LMAO, everyone here knows how much i hate the 9" ford " Rear Axle: 9" Ford, trussed, shaved, detroit locker with Moser shafts, Nodular case" . Not hostile at the 9 at all, just the 28 splines. Because i KNOW their limitations from experience. Drag racing and wheeling are two different beasts when it comes to stress on the shafts. I dont believe anything was said about the center sections. Facts are they dont hold and if you do anything other than mall crawl and play in the sand a little, your going to snap those 28 splines with your 36s. Ive broken 28 spline stockers yukons mosers all with a non modified, non "fogged" normally aspirated tired old tbi 2.5. If your going to go to the trouble of swapping in a 9" upgrade it to 31 spline at least. It doesnt cost much more at all in hindsight. You hats can crack all the jokes you want, but i will call you on your mighty BA 28 spline 9" ford every time. They are not worth wasting your time.
So, dude, lets lay down the freaking guns and ammo for a bit, and agree that the ford 9" is a viable, non-overly complicated axle swap that can be done in close to the same time as some of the other swaps out there, offers supperior strenth to the stock setup, and has tons of aftermark support...
Seriously, a fellow ford 9" enthusiast I can't believe your up in arms over the difference between 28 and 31 slines so much... I know you dumped some money into the 28 spline shafts so I'll assume your just trying to save other's the trouble, but seriously the whole conversation wasn't directed at you. Maybe it was at first, but quickly moved on and had nothing to do with 28 vs 31 within the ford 9" realm.