2 years ago I had no idea I was going to catch the racing bug when I got my new 8" center section from TJ. 3.40 gears with whatever the cheaper "Loc" is. Works perfect other than I should have gone 3.25 as I'm running out of second gear as I get better auto crossing. Now I want to be able to tune the rear of the car and am considering a watts link and eventually if I win the lottery a 3 or 4 link rear suspension.The problem with all that is all the "kits" are configured for the 9" or 8.8" axles. I'm sure I could wrap a couple of sheets of 1/8" plate around the axle tubes of my 8" where the brackets for the Watts link mount and weld them in to get to the correct size for the brackets. Am I fooling myself into thinking this will work or are the small bearings or whatever going to do me in anyway as my abilities and tire width increase? I have the ability to truss the axle housing if that would help. I guess if I have to start over with a 9" rear end I should probably consider a more affordable and easy to make faster track car. A 3 link and new 9" axle is easily over $6000. I could buy a very competitive Miata for that kind of money with air conditioning!