Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Central City, Ky.
When you do this don't use any bearings made in China. They are JUNK. I also don't like the Raytek kits. I sell a kit, along with other suppliers, that has Timken bearings, adjustable shims, pinion seal, ring gear bolts, pinion nut, gasket, crush spacer and gear marking compound for $89. As far as gears, you need a 3 series differential for a 3.55/3.73 gear unless you use the special thick gear made for the 2 series diff. The 3.08 fits a 3 series so if you have a 3.08 now you have the 3 series diff. Other than after market axles, there isn't a lot you can do to make the 8.2 stronger for the street. Be carefull when you buy some of the cheap gears. Sometimes it's better to spend the money for the better parts.
'69 RS/SS396 pro street
[This message has been edited by big gear head (edited 02-23-2001).]