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Old 12-28-2020, 08:37 AM   #1
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strange vs Ford 9 inch

I am redoing my car this winter and am contemplating what setup to go with.

Going forged 416 with an F1A should make 900 to the tires without an issue.

My issue is what rear end setup should I go with?

between the strange dana setup and the ford 9 inch I am hesitant on which to choose.

Whats everyone's opinion on ride quality and traction. the Ford is $400 more so price is not a factor.

I want my car to hook as good as possible so going with a conversion setup like a 9 inch how will that work with parts and i have heard some issues in the past with clearance issues with exhaust? another concern is if and when something lets go EVERYTHING goes with it. where if i blow the center section out of the strange it only takes out the center section.

Will there be much of a ride quality difference in everyone's opinion? the car will be 99% street as i dont really have any intentions on taking it to the track more than once.

im assuming the 9 inch will be stronger and take more of a beating but with the strange being a direct factory bolt on i am assuming i can just call BMR and get whatever traction type parts i want to get

Car is a M6 as well
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Old 12-28-2020, 12:12 PM   #2
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I have had a slew of differentials in the car: the stock SS, Hammerhead, ZL1 with 3.73 and 3.23, and the DSS 9". I have to say, I think the ZL1 differential was probably the best bang for the buck, and the stock axles held very nicely compared to the pricey aftermarkets. Negatively, only the 3.23 and 3.73 gears are offered but those would work for most folks. I have not heard of any valid complaints with either the Strange or 9"; but I do think after running the diffs I have, the 9" eats up more power than the others I've had (I have not had the Strange). I have not heard of anyone thrashing a Strange or 9" with power around what you're claiming. I think the Strange has a few more gear options, like 3.54 / 3.73 / 4.10 / 4.30. The 9" has the whole gamete of gear options. As for clearance, I did not have any issue with any of the ones I've had, but I'm stock ride height with regular non-offset diff bushings. As for ride, I didn't notice anything other than the noise(s) each one made (but that's mostly setup).
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Old 05-05-2021, 01:43 PM   #3
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Well. You can actually just buy a new ford. There're several good models that age extremely well and cost close to nothing. Alternatively, you can just buy one to use for spare parts. I bet you will spend less money than on overhaul remodeling. 2014 Escape SE can be found for just $10.000.
Even if he bought a Ford, he would have to put an LS in it to make it fast.

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Old 05-05-2021, 03:51 PM   #4
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Strange is hard to beat in my opinion.
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Old 05-07-2021, 04:41 PM   #5
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I have the strange s60 in my car and love it. It takes a beating and I was also "told" (I don't have proof) that it will rob less wheel horsepower from your car. I feel that my car rides just as good as it did when I installed it. I am running the DSS 1400hp axles with it.
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:44 PM   #6
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I don’t know that the independent Ford 9” is any stronger than the GM ZL1 rear.it has a 9.9” ring with a cast Iron Housing.
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Old 05-08-2021, 05:29 PM   #7
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I run a DSS 9", with a Strange center section and a Wavetrack diff.... DSS 1400 HP axles and I've thrashed on it for years running north of 2000 RWHP.... No issues....

As to the comments referencing the exhaust clearance, I also run dual 3.5 inch exhaust, in the tunnel with a 4" one piece driveshaft and the exhaust is routed in the factory location.... I'll stipulate, I removed some of the "foil" type heat shielding and the tunnel brace.... As hard as I run the lack of a tunnel brace has never been an issue....
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I run a DSS 9", with a Strange center section and a Wavetrack diff.... DSS 1400 HP axles and I've thrashed on it for years running north of 2000 RWHP.... No issues....

As to the comments referencing the exhaust clearance, I also run dual 3.5 inch exhaust, in the tunnel with a 4" one piece driveshaft and the exhaust is routed in the factory location.... I'll stipulate, I removed some of the "foil" type heat shielding and the tunnel brace.... As hard as I run the lack of a tunnel brace has never been an issue....
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