Just wanted people's thoughts on what they think is better? Live axle a thing of the past? Ever consider a swap? Ups and downs?
00 cobra r had it as well.JDF said:All the new edge Cobras besides the '00 have an IRS in it. Wheel hop is a pretty major issue but there are companies that make aftermarket bushing kits that help reduce it. IRS is pretty nice but the Cobra setup isn't all that great because Ford asked the engineers to cobble something together instead not designing a chassis intended for IRS. I personally love the IRS because it handles great and rides smooth, but I may be biased because I don't care so much about drag racing.
The design just doesn't work. It takea $2000-$3000 to get parts to make it work correctly. After replacing two half shafts and resealing the diff three times I moved on.StangReaper said:Glad you ditched yours for what reasons? Didn't like the feel? Issues?
Nope. IrsJDF said:It did? Hmm for some reason I thought they kept the SRA for it
On Corvette forums I came across today for a different reason, there were many threads talking about how easy they break on slicks.The IRS in the corvettes are awesome the cobras just needed a better design
The 3 link is with a panhard only. When you use either a panhard or watts link you can remove one of the uppers, but when you add a torque arm you remove both the uppers. I don't know what to think about a 3 link, seems a little sketchy to me.Go to live axle with a 3link set. Ditch the UCA and go with a TA. Then upgrade the LCA bushings cause rubber sucks. Then increase rear spring rates. Also add an adjustable rear sway bar as well. DOnt forget an adjustable pan hard rod too.