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Old 02-28-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Question Aluminum or Iron Case to go with my MOSER 9"?

getting ready to get a MOSER 9" but am debating on a aluminum center or iron.

what do you guys think?

any advantages or disadvantages over the other?
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aluminum is lighter, but more expensive...............alum. ftw
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if the car is a daily driver... go iron. other than that, cost vs. weight is the only real issue for you to decide.
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If you want aluminum and think it's too expensive I'm not sure what to say. It's $100.00 to $150.00 more for the aluminum on average right?

Let's say worst case you spend $2,500.00 and to go aluminum it costs you $150.00

150/2500 = 0.06 .... or .... 6%

See where I'm going with this?

150/2800 = 0.0535...or .... 5%

I just don't understand if someone wants aluminum and they are spending at least $2,500.00 why they wouldn't spend another $150.00

I just bought mine from Thunder last Weds.

I would have went iron because most ls1tech members talk about how there is very little weight difference, but I talked it over with my tech and he said the iron was dog *** heavy!
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I just don't understand if someone wants aluminum and they are spending at least $2,500.00 why they wouldn't spend another $150.00
Hang on there chief...let's leave the common sense out of this thread.



People are weird about money like that...
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I went with a Strange Pro nodular. I have herd that if you put a lot of miles on an aluminum center section the bearings and gears tend to wear faster. I can see getting aluminum if you have a race only car, but if you have a daily driver or a double duty (Street/strip) car, I think the Iron is your best bet.
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I thought I remember hearing the aluminum case makes for a noiser rearend. Maybe someone can confirm this or call BS.
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what ever is cheap an does the same thing
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I thought I remember hearing the aluminum case makes for a noiser rearend. Maybe someone can confirm this or call BS.
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I thought I remember hearing the aluminum case makes for a noiser rearend. Maybe someone can confirm this or call BS.
I've never noticed that. About half of the rears we sell are with the alum case, it is a thru bolt design, and weighs 14 pounds less. If it were mine I'd go with the alum. Bob
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Alum center sections should be pulled out after the first few hundred miles to have the lash. and pre loads checked... they do move around more.... Weight wouldnt be my main concern in a street car maybe in a gutted race car... I would be looking at a Ford Racing Investment cast steel 3rd member lighter and stronger than iron.....
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its a street/strip car... i plan on taking it to the beach in april which is like 3hrs away from here
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We have hundreds of Moser alum center sections out there without any problems. Bob

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I'm going to go with an Aluminum center section. If you've got the funds and plan for doing more later on, why not do it right the first time.
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i am debating the same thing for my car. www.tick-performance.com/ has a section explaing most questions people have about a moser 9".

i say if you are gonna spend $2,500 on a rearend, then $150 more dollars isn't that big of a difference. My question is " if you set aside the price difference, then which one would be better??????"
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i am debating the same thing for my car. www.tick-performance.com/ has a section explaing most questions people have about a moser 9".

i say if you are gonna spend $2,500 on a rearend, then $150 more dollars isn't that big of a difference. My question is " if you set aside the price difference, then which one would be better??????"
If you want one that is going to last until the end of time, then the nodular iron case would be the way to go. With that being said I haven't heard of anyone breaking or wearing out one of the Moser alum cases, plus it saves 14 pounds and looks cool. If it were mine, I'd go with the alum case. Bob
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www.tick-performance.com/ has a section explaing most questions people have about a moser 9".
Where?
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I went with the Strange Pro case. I wanted to go with the Moser aluminum but was worried about failure. In hindsight, I wish I'd have got the Moser Aluminum case. I havent heard of a single problem after reading through many posts. The Strange nodular case looks weak to me,I'd stay away from it. I'd use the Strange Pro alum over the Strange nodular. If you have the money, I'd buy the Moser. If not, Maybe you'd buy my pro case so I could buy the Moser?
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