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Ive always read that the 12 bolt moser will sap more power than the stock 10 bolt. Ive also always been told that the Ford 9-Inch is one of the best rearends when it comes to putting the power to the ground. So i have some questions. Which one is the least expensive, the most durable, and most the efficient?
 

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But have you ever broken a 12 Bolt? Which one will sap less power?
 

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So with a 9 bolt, what kinda drivetrain loss are we talking about? 21%?
 

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Gettinthere has the right idea.

yes a 9" is 3-5% less efficient on putting the power to the wheels over a 12 bolt but when you need a 9" you have plenty of power to worry about that. also they do make complete bolt in 9" rear ends, i got mine from Moser and it was a simple job.
 

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C Murda said:
Gettinthere has the right idea.

yes a 9" is 3-5% less efficient on putting the power to the wheels over a 12 bolt but when you need a 9" you have plenty of power to worry about that.
Exactly.

M6's put more power straight to the ground and match the 9" better b/c it's stronger.

A4 trans's soak up some power and are alot easier on the rear. This is why a 12 bolt work better.
 

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If you want to keep you 3 Channel ABS (Manily For LT1 Guys) You can only get a 12 bolt, Stick or Auto no company has yet to make a 9'' with 3 channel abs (sensor in the diff Housing)
 

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If you want to keep you 3 Channel ABS (Manily For LT1 Guys) You can only get a 12 bolt, Stick or Auto no company has yet to make a 9'' with 3 channel abs (sensor in the diff Housing)
ya this is true, i forgot to consider that seeing as i own a 3rd gen with a 9" and my car doesnt have ABS so i kinda forgot :homer:
 

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Vendetta said:
9inch is stronger and saps more power, 12bolt is a direct bolt-in though.
The 9 inch when you get it from Moser for your car and year is also a direct swap in.
The 12 bolt is more efficient, the 9" is stronger.
 

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Built2Run said:
If you want to keep you 3 Channel ABS (Manily For LT1 Guys) You can only get a 12 bolt, Stick or Auto no company has yet to make a 9'' with 3 channel abs (sensor in the diff Housing)
Actually I've seen this done. If you do a search on LS1tech.com for (9 inch 3 channel) you'll come up with a few posts where guys have mounted a reluctor ring to the pinion yoke and moved the sensor to the front of the housing to measure the speed of the ring. I think the stock reluctor has 177 teeth or something, so you divide that by your gear ratio and that's the number of teeth the new reluctor should have. They've also put them on the trans output shaft.
 

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it may not be worth the hassle to some.. IMO if your not at the track every week or doing 6k clutch dumps daily a 12 bolt will survive in a m6 car. a buddy has a 12 bolt in his 97 Z, hoosier slicks and 4:56 gears hes been dumping at 3-4k for the last year and hasent had one problem with it, i think some people just beat the hell out of there cars and expect nothing to break.
 

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I think that the problem with M6 guys running a 12 bolt and breaking them is that they're running just a HD posi and ABUSING it at the track (more track than street). The spider gears in there are only going to take so much.

Now on a street/strip car odds are that it'll hold up quite nicely. Watch as I end up eating my words next spring though once I get the 12 bolt. :D
 
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