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Old 09-04-2013, 01:55 AM   #1
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I've always wanted to do an cobra IRS swap on my 88 gt but I always get negative reactions when I mention it to my brother and father. They say don't like it. They're traditional mustang guys who love drag racing so I can see why they don't like it. But I've also heard negative reviews about it saying the cobras irs is unreliable and to stick with a solid axle. What's your guys take on an IRS swap on a fox?
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I've always wanted to do an cobra IRS swap on my 88 gt but I always get negative reactions when I mention it to my brother and father. They say don't like it. They're traditional mustang guys who love drag racing so I can see why they don't like it. But I've also heard negative reviews about it saying the cobras irs is unreliable and to stick with a solid axle. What's your guys take on an IRS swap on a fox?
I hear the 03 and 04 cobras are known to have a clunking noise. I would say its a real expense considering the gain you get. Unless your racing around a track, or like speeding around unkept bumpy corners and roads I would say no don't do it. It's heavier, more to go wrong, expensive. Don't get me wrong the 04 cobra is my favorite car but I would never put a IRS in a ole five ohh.
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Unfortunately I agree. Unless you are competing in road racing or as mentioned earlier you plan on hitting some twists and turns with unkept roads...... I think it's going to be a huge and expensive undertaking without enough return. In order to make the IRS almost bullet proof it takes a LOT of money in upgrades. Not to mention it's not just a simple bolt in swap to put it in a fox.
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Not worth it...unless your getting real cheap and doing it yourself..if u want to get better handling go with panhard bar,torque arm,adj. Lcas,good rear shock,front coilovers,mm c/c plates,sub connects,and eliminate the ucas....handle like a dream...
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Not worth it...unless your getting real cheap and doing it yourself..if u want to get better handling go with panhard bar,torque arm,adj. Lcas,good rear shock,front coilovers,mm c/c plates,sub connects,and eliminate the ucas....handle like a dream...
Ok you got my attention. Eliminate the uppers? How? And what kind of cost?
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Yes...a panhard/torque arm set up eliminates uppers use and quad shock...and is better on the street if setup with shocks,springs,adjustable lcas...up front coilovers and cc plates and my car handles and comfortable...max motorsports can help u with spring rates to match front to rear....cost me with all brand new top of the line parts + subframes,strut tower brace...$3k with install of panhard/torque arm,subframes...I did rest...if I had patience and got parts individually I'm guessing $2k

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I forgot I also got a mm steering shaft in that price...I went all out...lol
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There is also the poor man's 3link..that's wat its called when u put adj.lcas and take just 1 uca out..
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Yes...a panhard/torque arm set up eliminates uppers use and quad shock...and is better on the street if setup with shocks,springs,adjustable lcas...up front coilovers and cc plates and my car handles and comfortable...max motorsports can help u with spring rates to match front to rear....cost me with all brand new top of the line parts + subframes,strut tower brace...$3k with install of panhard/torque arm,subframes...I did rest...if I had patience and got parts individually I'm guessing $2k

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I forgot I also got a mm steering shaft in that price...I went all out...lol
Already have subframe connectors, strut tower brace, lowering springs and new Koni shocks. So really just new the pan hard/torque arm setup I guess.
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Adj. Lower control arms also...
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Adj. Lower control arms also...
Lol. Yes. So I'm halfway there.
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Yeah ull love the handling and with adjustable lcas u can adjust for drag in 5minutes...u might have to change springs but not sure..call maximum moto...they r awesome and will give you great advice..
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Sweet thanks.
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