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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 13, 2014 04:02PM
I'm only bringing up options, and try to list the positives and negatives.
The toyota 8in is a good option, but there are others as well.
Since this is a topic about the Volvo 1030 and 1031 rear ends, I thought I would add some information to it. Since I DO have direct experience with Volvo 240s and modifying them, and driving them harder than grandma.

The comment about "the 4.1 being okay", is true. Yeah, the gearing+trans combo sucks. But at least the car is out there going sideways and having fun smiling smiley

This is about having fun right?



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 13, 2014 04:27PM
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I'm only bringing up options, and try to list the positives and negatives.
The toyota 8in is a good option, but there are others as well.
Since this is a topic about the Volvo 1030 and 1031 rear ends, I thought I would add some information to it. Since I DO have direct experience with Volvo 240s and modifying them, and driving them harder than grandma.

The comment about "the 4.1 being okay", is true. Yeah, the gearing+trans combo sucks. But at least the car is out there going sideways and having fun smiling smiley

This is about having fun right?

Actually it is a thread about getting an inexpensive but strong axle that allows for future options
on GEARING for cheap.

Eric knows the EARLY axle will take the common and cheap gear sets , and he knows the late won't..
He stumbled onto the car..

With the funny gears 1041 costing millions and really only available across the ocean, that axle is out...

He knows there are options...We talk on the phone frequently---how do you think he did such a nice job on the cage?

We talked about all this including the bullshit on TB with guys---who have not stuck in a Ford 8.8 ----screaming that it is easier.....

Ever heard the phrase that begins "tooo many cooks...."?

We talked about finding early axles--they crush 'em from rust up there and any remaining are in the hands of hoarder-pervs--so out of the question locally..

He's getting advice about building a rally car----stronger but now a tank, trust that alternatives have been brought up and shot down....

Why do you think I push the idea so vigorously?

Because it has been figured out as the BEST and EASIEST option all things considered.



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 13, 2014 05:47PM
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Well... now what. How many cups of tea do we recon are needed to jam this thing in there?

Time for a few quick episodes of Project Binky...

Tea seemed to solve most of their problems.. always worked for me too..

If I could have a cup, then life wasn't tooo bad..

They also do an awful lot of staring at the latest problem. That is another critical step.

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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 13, 2014 10:02PM
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Well... now what. How many cups of tea do we recon are needed to jam this thing in there?

Time for a few quick episodes of Project Binky...

Tea seemed to solve most of their problems.. always worked for me too..

If I could have a cup, then life wasn't tooo bad..

They also do an awful lot of staring at the latest problem. That is another critical step.

The Romans, they go the house.

Ain't no substitute for "Staring at it time"...



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 15, 2014 10:38AM
I have a Ranger coming in Thursday, I'll measure the diff and offset for grins and giggles. There is a 2008 Mustang coming in for exhaust the first of the week, I'll measure that also. I think there is a late model Blazer out there also. Just shipped a carbed Toy and didn't think about it, but there is always one around here it seems. I might grab some pics too. Actually I'll just start measuring everything, it's easy and lots of stuff in and out of the shop to pick from. Prolly no Volvos tho....

What are the new gen Chrysler stuff running in the back?
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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 15, 2014 12:23PM
i would like that 2008 mustang axle for my foxbox



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 15, 2014 06:04PM
The 2011 Mustang 8.8 rear axle that I just measured is 66" from wheel mounting surface to wheel mounting surface. The chunk is offset about 1.5" to the left to keep the driveshaft centered.



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Re: Volvo 1030 axles
October 21, 2014 03:51PM
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Man .. this thread makes a final drive / LSD upgrade on a subaru look Cheap and Easy... (well it is easy) $300 for the finals. $45 extra for a rear plated lsd. $400 or $40 for a front ... winking smiley

but man. that sucks.. i hope you find an easier / cheaper short cut some how

That sounds cheaper than I've ever seen.

subaru Part number : 38100 AB681

https://www.subarupartsdepot.com/oem-subaru-parts.html

part number for rear : 38104AA440 ; 38104AA130 ... hard to tell exactly from the diagram which part number or numbers you need. i think just the first one. but i'm not certain. i got mine from a pick and pull. found an automatic legacy, unbolted the drive shaft and pulled out the half shaft and i spun the input and watched the outputs go round was really close to 4.5 :1 so i figured it was a 4.44 winking smiley

currently $286.62 and you would need a rear $72.98 from a reno pick and pull on a full price day. not as cheap as a RWD / Volvo but not horrible either. wish i would have done this back when i was a 1.8 with a 3.90 FD .. DOH!!! live , learn, and share on the net right?

http://parts.subaru.com/a/Subaru__Forester25L-MT/49505445__6023364/DIFFERENTIAL-INDIVIDUAL/S10-195-01.html
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