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Old 01-11-2004, 01:55 PM   #1
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99GT vert/03Cobra IRS

Swapping rear ends/ suspensions with an 03 Cobra the first week in February, I have to drive to Maryland and pay 200 on Labor costs, I think thats a decent deal!! What do you guys think? Heck, I am not into drag racing anyway. I will end up with 355s instead of 3.73s, which is ok too, better gas mileage for me.
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Old 01-11-2004, 02:13 PM   #2
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what about exhaust?
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There I come up on the short end of the stick. But I am willing to take that loss for the IRS. I will just have to get another catback later on. He gets my catback and I get his stock cobra catback. I do get his cobra rear brakes so that is another plus. I had already planned on a cobra front brake swap down the line, so I will end up will Cobra brakes all the way around. I will also loose my upper and lower control arms in the swap, no great loss there, they are cheap granatellis.
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not bad.

I've always wanted to do the swap in the back of my mind but Im too much of an addict for a solid rear.

Will the cobra catback match up with a GT h-pipe? Or does anything need to be custom?
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I take it that it will, I have a mac cat H pipe on there, he said he had done the same thing before on a 99 Cobra he had with no problems, so I guess he knows the ropes, he really is only using the shell of my 8.8, going with a cone trac lock and Moser 31 spline axles he said.
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I might just go with some different mufflers and keep the stock cobra exhaust I don't think the 2 1/2 system really made that big a difference, nice, but rattles all the time, lol.
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The Flowmaster Cobra cat with an X-pipe style crossover is over 500 bucks.

Cut the pipes off from the muffler and get the mandrel bent to go around the suspension. That's my advice.
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hell no Dynomax SS ultra flows with custom piping from a muffler shop V8 motors dont need chambered or baffled mufflers to sound good plus he would loose hp with flowmasters
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when you do it, go ahead and get MM bushings so when you do the swap you're already on top of things. i almost did that myself, are you going to turn it into a road racer/autoxer or just fun for daily driving?
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Just fun for daily driving really, the 03 is supposed to be the most heavy duty IRS built so far they say. I am having to pay out of pocket 200 labor on this, don't want to run up more labor costs!
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v6 power, you got IRS on your V6?
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I don't want to mess with custom muffler shop piping Corey, no body around here stocks SS pipes, I would just as soon put magnaflow or dynamax mufflers on the stock cobra 2 1/4 pipes I think. Don't they go under the rear end on the IRS? I don't need any X pipe, I have Mac cat H, can't go offroad, we have emissions inspections now here.
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No SS in the muffler shops HUM. Call them tom order it buddy. You know customer satisifaction !!!! Call around
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no, but i almost did. i got screwed though when the guy crawfished on me. i wasted a total of about 100$ on parts to be installed on the swap date.

i am going drag now. later in life i want a road racer but it's too expensive. going straight is cheaper.
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i am going drag now. later in life i want a road racer but it's too expensive. going straight is cheaper.

haha that all depends on how hardcore you want to go suspension for anything isnt cheap.
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yeah, but first things first, power, which i do not have.

stangin did you get the problem figured out as to why your power is so low? i was wondering what happened.
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yeah, but first things first, power, which i do not have.

stangin did you get the problem figured out as to why your power is so low? i was wondering what happened.
I have a new lower on the way from Mik, and am workin on getting an SCT chip and/or dynotune in the near future.

Im hoping that it resolves everyhting.
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i can hookyou up with an SCT chip. maybe SCT 4 when they come out as well.

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i am going drag now. later in life i want a road racer but it's too expensive. going straight is cheaper.
Alot of people have said they are breaking haftshafts in the IRS when the drag.
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Yeah, that is why so many of them are swapping to straight axle rear ends, I am sort of glad they are, I like IRS, always wanted one, and the 03 is the best one out for a mustang!! They are beefed up a lot from what the 99 and 01s were.....
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yeah, a friend with a 99 (28 spline half shafts versus your 31's rick) broke his launching 1.9-2.0's on street tires... plus a spider gear, plus imput shaft on tranny, it sucked for him.

dont' drag it unless you are brave. there is a guy that did a whole write up on different IRS setups and what 60's he could pull... he then said screw it, IRS's just can't be dragged cause they break SO easily, plus they squat like mad. have fun with that, i'm kinda jealous, but when i cut 1.7 60's i'll be glad i stuck with live axle.
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Well, you can break anything drag racing, thats why I have been reluctant to do it really. Heck, you can break anything out here on the street just driving it around and playing for that matter, I know that from experience. So I think I will just stick with that and have fun.
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V6 power, can you get 24# injectors? How much do they go for man? I don't want any right now, but I might upgrade later on and just get a different calibration tube for my C&L.
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yeah, i can get you 24's. your stock ones are 21's, why not upgrade at least to 30/36's?
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Don't think so, they look like 19s to me, they are color coded gold? That is the 99+ V6s with 21# injectors isn't it?
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huh, that's wierd. maybe they are 19's. i thought they would use the same for all 99+ v6/gt's. whatevery ou need, let me know...

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How much do you sell them for?
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let me look it up. 24#ers for sure then? email/pm me.
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rick,

go to www.svttexas.com

those guys are pretty welcoming, even to my v6. they helped explain and link me to IRS articles and pictures that helped me a lot.

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Can you join their forums without owning an svt car? Check out my car with the 03 smoked headlights I got and installed today, only 115 shipped from a salvage guy in TN.
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like i said, they welcomed me and want me to post. there is one v6 guy there and a gt already that had owned svt's, but it doesn't matter. yeah, i got smoked headlights too, they are almost required on dark cars, it looks good man.
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