8.8 Irs Swap Questions??

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  1. DTARS

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    im looking to do a irs swap on my 96.
    just wondering what years i can steal a irs unit off of,

    and i believe the tbirds had one too ,not sure if it will be a direct bolt up tho
     
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    99-01 & 03-04 Cobras would be it I believe. Ask around and see if there is a Cobra owner in the area that wants to ditch his IRS and see if they'll swap with you. Rear axle and suspension that is. I found a guy with an 04 that is gonna swap for my GT stuff. Trading straight across, but I threw in a set my new 3.73's with an install kit.
     
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    What jetmech said. We can only interchange with sn95's. Thunderbirds and mark 8's are on different chassis from us. I would ask around and see if some one wants to swap you.
     
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    ya i changed my mind last night lol , i think im just gona end up fabricating a watts link and torque arm , and a set of heim jointed lca's .and ditch the upper lcas

    i ll throw up some pics when i get around to building it. with some measurements ect

    fyi im building a drift car lol im pretty sure solid axle will be fine for now , i mean i all ready upgraded it, 410s and auburn diff

    butt thanks for the quick answers least i know now what will work
     
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    Sweet :) keep us updated.
     
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    You sure you don't want the drivers behind you to see this lovely sight as well as the increased handling??

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    Excuse the dirty garage, we were moving at the time so things were thrown everywhere.
     
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    txredgt i must admit that is one sexy sight lol,

    but i think a watts link n torque arm shall suffice for now lol, i still got a ways........ to go before i get to that point so who knows i may change my mind again lmao
     
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    jetmech807 I get vag sore

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    Looking forward to that view on mine.
     
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    Thanks man. I know of a few people who have done the watts on their SRA and they are quite happy with it. I went pretty dang far with mine before installing it in the car with FTBR bushings and powdercoating everything. The only things I didn't do is coilovers and replace the dif cover but I did go with a brace. The car (when actually moving) handles so much better than the stock, tired 96 SRA did. Now to get my car's motivation under the hood fixed and then I will be a happy camper.
     
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    ya im makin most of my suspension parts front lcas rear lcas watts link torque bar , i might make the front n rear sway bar not sure yet. some things i just dont see the vavlue the way they price things ya know. the only thing im buyin for sure is coilovers lmao
     
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