Help With Ford 9", or Ford 8.8
Hey guys, I have three Early Ford Broncos with the short 9" rear ends, and I was wondering just how easily these rear ends will bolt in. I know they have drum brakes, but I'm sure I can find a conversion kit for a reasonable price, or do something myself. I also have a cousin who owns a massive salvage yard, so I have access to a plethora of Ford 8.8 rear ends. I was just wanting feedback on whether the Ford 9" is substantially stronger over the 8.8, or if I should just go with a 8.8 and save myself some headache if there is anymore involved with installing a 9" over a 8.8. Also, is the bolt pattern the same? I can't get home to measure it for a while. Thanks so much guys and any feedback is welcome.