Just picked up the May 2006 Chevy High Performance magazine; the story on my new rear end is in there on page 36.
After a whole bunch of mid 1.3 60ft. times, it shucked some teeth off the ring gear. Might have been a bad gear set or not--my other set lasted many years, this set only a few months. The other problem I had was bending the axle tubes; after a while I had camber and toe-in in the rear! I had it straightened, but started to bend again after a year or so.And just what did you do to get the old one to start "making crunchy sounds"?
I'm not sure about the strength-I'll keep my fingers crossed! Probably has 50 passes on it so far, so it's too early to tell. I believe it's lighter than a 9", but I wouldn't swear to it. I never weighed a F**D rear, don't like to soil my hands with that kinda stuff!!How do you think it compares to a 9" in strength and weight?