'03 Cobra IRS Swap in SN95 Project

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  1. brtnstrns

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    Sure wish my IRS exhaust was aligned that well instead of being absurdly cock-eyed
     
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  2. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz I tripped & fell down and cut myself & got blood

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    I spent like a hour aligning the pipes. Kinda sucks since i am gonna take it off and polish it lol
     
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    I was about to say, make sure to replace the bushings while you have the IRS out. Good job!!

     
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    sexy!!
     
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  5. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz I tripped & fell down and cut myself & got blood

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    I only replaced the Subframe Bushings. In the near future i will probably do the FTBR Kit. That will come.... once funds arrive.

    It was hard for me to justify spending like $700 for the FTBR Kit when my entire IRS Cost $600 lol
     
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  6. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz I tripped & fell down and cut myself & got blood

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    So Here it Goes!!

    Current Set-Up
    - Ford 8.8 Solid Rear End
    - Built By Stu’s Trans in Long Beach, CA. (25,000 Miles on Build)
    - New Wheel bearings, Pinion Bearings, Seals, and Axle Vent.
    - Ford Racing 3.73 Gears.
    - Auburn HD Limited Slip Diff.
    - Maximum Motorsport Adjustable Lower Control Arms.
    - Ford Racing Upper Control Arms.
    - New OEM Ford Diff Housing Bushings.
    - 98 Cobra Rear Sway Bar (The strongest SRA Sway Bar Made)
    - Steeda Adjustable Rear Sway Bar.
    - Tokico 5 Way Adjustable Shocks
    - Eibach Sportline Springs
    - J&M SS Braided Lines in the Rear
    - Bassani Catback w/3.5 Inch Tips

    New Set Up
    - 03 Cobra IRS with Carbon Fiber Trac-Loc
    - 3.55 Gears
    - Maximum Motorsports Poly Subframe Bushings
    - Maximum Motorsports SS Braided Lines.
    - 10mm MALE TO 10mm MALE 7-5/8 INCH LONG METRIC STEEL BRAKE HARDLINE
    - CNC T ADAPTER FOR 10mm x 1.0 METRIC BUBBLE FLARE BRAKE LINES
    - Rotorworks Slotted Cobra Rotors
    - H&R Sport Springs
    - 03 Cobra Bilstein Shocks and Struts
    - Ford Motorcrafts Fluid
    - Magnaflow IRS Catback.

    I got the entire IRS With catback and rear shock for $600!!! Bought everything else.

    Instead of drilling through the frame, i just welded the IRS to the frame.

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    FINAL RESULTS!!

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    txredgt Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome as usual. I'm sure you plan to polish the pipes at some point. I had issues with the rear tires slightly cutting into the fender so I put iso's on the bottom of the rear and it made a great change in ride as well as just enough height to not cut the tires.

    I gotta fix the exhaust still and install the rear hangers to get them aligned perfectly.

    Do you plan on getting a rear dif brace or maybe the ford racing setup that includes an upgraded housing from FTBR?
     
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  8. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz I tripped & fell down and cut myself & got blood

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    I plan on taking the exhaust off and polishing it within the next 2 week :)
     
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    looks amazing like most of your work! enjoy it!
     
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  10. brtnstrns

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    Very nice. Any opinions on the handling and ride?

    I'm waiting to get my diff back from the shop with 4.10 gears and the upgraded differential cover. Gah can't wait. Gotta polish my exhaust as well.
     
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    Blast from the past. I was wondering if you had a part number for that distribution block and did you have to change your companion flange from you SRA to the IRS? Getting ready to do the swap in a fox body! Thanks.
     
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    http://www.pacificcustoms.com/CNC883.html

    That's the part I used. I changed the flange on the driveshaft as its a much easier change than on the SRA/IRS part. The IRS is loaded and it takes a ton of torque to get it back together. Hope that helps.
     
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    Dude I have ta' ask, are you a professional car detailor.
     
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    He works for Chem Guys I'm pretty sure.
     
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    I don't see many SN95s slammed as low as this one. Is there an after market fender revision of some type that makes the front wheel well contour the wheel better when it's that low? The rear one seems like a better fit.

    Great job on the IRS. How much has the handling changed?
     
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  16. sneaky98gt

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    He does (or at least used to).
    It may not be, but that pic looks like it's photoshopped to me.
     
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  17. SRT Handz

    SRT Handz I tripped & fell down and cut myself & got blood

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    No fender revisions. Fender are stock all around. Actually, it got lower when I did the IRS swap cause i went to H&R Sport Springs (03/04 Cobra Spec) and it lowered it down alot. I am also running no ISOs in the front and only the Upper ISOs on the back.

    The wheels fit the body so well in the front because they are 9 inch wide wheels all around.

    The pic is not photoshopped, that is the real ride height. It is that sexy.
     
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  18. sneaky98gt

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    I think that's why I thought it was 'shopped. I knew it definitely didn't use to be that low, haha.
     
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    Thanks for the link! Part came in yesterday!
     
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  20. txredgt

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    No problem man. Your local auto supply shop should have the lines that you need. Be sure the flares are the correct type otherwise you will have leaks. I cut my supply line right above where the pumpkin is and ran the lines from there. I've seen some setups where they put the T on the passenger side and then go to the driver side as well.
     
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