Wasnt sure how to word the question in the title.
I understand a 9.5 diff will be stronger than a 8.4 diff, its bigger. :-)
Trying to determine how close an 8.4 is to a 9.5.
Im building a 69 Series IIA 100 Land Rover, Mercedes OM 603 turbo 3L diesel, LR R380 gearbox & LT230 TC. Will have about 280-300hp, 340 ft/lb torque, 33 (255/85R16) in future slight possibility of 36x10 (900x16) tires, but that would be absolute max.
Not a rock climber or hard core rig, more of a overland go anywhere vehicle and relatively light, less than an FJ60.
Im 99% sure Im going to go with 8 HP for front. Will be using fabricated housings.
Rear will be FF, discs, RCV axles.
I know a 9.5 will be more than strong enough, but the 8.4 third member is interesting. Being physically smaller has advantages, little better ground clearance and just overall smaller package.
But I dont know how relatively strong the 8.4 is. I dont want to go smaller and regret it.
Could use some input to help decide between them.