Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Mattoon, Illinois (right in the middle of the fields)
[QUOTE=Blue Wail;11964426]Yes, I'd snag that SS rear end or just get the disk brake parts off of it,
though that would mean pulling the axle shafts off to get the backing plates.
Remember though, your B4U rear is the wider version similar to the SS, that gives
it that cat-like wider stance, so maybe you can find someone selling just the rear disk brake
backing plates to save some coin and would be a bit less work than swapping the whole rear.
You can buy all the other parts at Autozone or RockAuto (Calipers & Brackets, hoses, & rotors)
Keep in mind, either way, you'll have to run new hard lines on the rear end out to the wheels
which can get messy if you havent bled brakes before.
The rear ratio is only slightly better in the SS with a 3.08:1 ratio to the B4Us 2.93:1.
So not really worth the expense of buying the entire rear in that regard.
Ive bled brakes, but as Ive said before, Im no mechanic. Parts guy, yes, wrench turner...not much lol. So, pulling the whole SS rear end would gain me the disc's, and a 3.08, which is barely better than my 2.93, but would provide me with a LITTLE more umph on the track. What would a sane person pay for a 95 SS rear end? Ill probably need to redo the brakes at the same time, and Id add the metering bolt mod at that time as well. Ive never converted anything from drum to disc brakes, and not that I dont trust my mechanics here, but the two I DO trust to do that are ALWAYS super busy. What about the power steering fluid cooler? As far as I can tell, thats one of the few things a 9c1 has that the B4U does not, and I would want that as well. Is that something I should just pick up from Autozone and have installed? Or do I need to find a 9c1 unit? Is that possible with the stock power steering I have now? And which steering gear box do I need to find for a quicker ratio?