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Old 06-24-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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Just picked up this 03 cobra irs I traded my sra for. Already ordered all the bushings, plus tie rods and sway bar endlinks from MM. Decided to go with poly control arm bushings instead of the delrin setups for now. As far as the control arm bushings those are prothane units. I've used their stuff in the past with no issues at all. I will be looking into a diff cover as well. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-24-2016, 09:23 PM   #2
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Also broke a steel brake line when getting the sra out so I gotta replace that now as well.

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Great project. What made you decide to go IRS? What are you planning to do with the car after this is all done?

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Old 06-24-2016, 10:08 PM   #4
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It's a corner carver. I go through the mountains and one day wanna run the peak! Got my tickets for this weekend. This car has been a project for 10 years drive it, work on it, drive it, tweak it here n there, then drive it again!

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Put up some pictures of the car if you get a chance. Are you talking about running Pikes Peak? I'd be curious to see how the car does. I'll be looking forward to updates
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Ya I won't get to run it this year. Maybe next year or the year after.

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I wonder how bad the elevation changes will affect your run. Are you boosted or N/A still?
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I'm Na and plan to stay. But average is 3% loss for every thousand feet. I won't do it until I get to do my engine swap I want to do. That will be a while though.

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You in Denver?

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That'll be interesting to see. What motor do you want to swap in?

I'm just north of Denver in Thornton
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When I get to doing it I want to swap in a 5.4 navi engine. No one makes longtube swap headers so cobra shorties will be the way to go.

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5.4 4V? That'll be a cool swap.
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Ya. No doubt.

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Why 5.4 4v and not a 4.6 4v? Cost I'm assuming?

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Cost/Plus the torque you can get out of it N/A.

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Best of luck with that pile of junk. So glad I ditched mine. Just poor execution on Ford's part.

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Old 06-27-2016, 02:18 PM   #19
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I just traded mine as well. New everything including a box of brand new prothane bushings for the control arms. Also fresh paint, extended studs, braided brake lines, heim joint endlinks, 03 front brace and brand new brakes. Only downside to mine is... Its a 99. I'll upgrade it to 03 spec at some point tho.



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Maybe with the stock rubber everything and the stock rear diff housing cover. Poly bushings all around, brace on the back and its way more cost effective than the TA/PHB and you get to keep your tailpipes and not worry about bottoming out on everything.

To each their own tho. For guys going down the 1/4 regularly definitely SRA.
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I just traded mine as well. New everything including a box of brand new prothane bushings for the control arms. Also fresh paint, extended studs, braided brake lines, heim joint endlinks, 03 front brace and brand new brakes. Only downside to mine is... Its a 99. I'll upgrade it to 03 spec at some point tho.



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Maybe with the stock rubber everything and the stock rear diff housing cover. Poly bushings all around, brace on the back and its way more cost effective than the TA/PHB and you get to keep your tailpipes and not worry about bottoming out on everything.

To each their own tho. For guys going down the 1/4 regularly definitely SRA.
The SRA just made better sense to me. No more worries about being left on the side of the road. Mine had all kenny brown bushings and braces

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Been there, broken that. Just sharing my experience with the unit. If you never plan to throw any power at it and just want IRS for cool factor it's perfect.

The only way I would put one in any of my cars would be with the entire FTBR kit. At that point a fully setup SRA is cheaper.

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Old 06-27-2016, 03:17 PM   #22
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I'm not doing drag racing with mine either.

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And I have all bushings and tie rods coming for it

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There was a blurb on the FTBR site which might still be there that the KB stuff was not quite sized right and caused all sorts of issues. Ppl swear by the FTBR kit and I would get that for a track car for sure. MM is good but not worth the $$$ over the Prothane stuff. Also I got what amounts to a pretty much done IRS for my SRA. I'll need to do the 03 axle setup when I go for more power and I want to do the FRPP diff cover but that's really all I'll ever do to this one.
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Old 06-27-2016, 03:46 PM   #24
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Ya I got all the MM stuff minus the control arm bushings which I went with the prothane bushings for those.

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Nice thing is this one did come with diff bushings already installed.

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