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  1. mustang_guy

    mustang_guy Active Member Established Member

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    Question for those who did a Solid axle swap in your 03-04 Cobra
    how do you like it? any regrets?

    Also while Im at it did you need any parts when swapping SA from a 99-04 GT or was it a straight swap?
     
  2. Black Sex

    Black Sex Active Member Established Member

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    you will to have SRA rear springs/shocks. You also need the ABS sensors. The pinion flange for your driveshaft
    I like my swap. Somedays I would prefer having the IRS but it all depends on what im doing. I do like that I can drop the clutch at 5500-6K rpm at the strip and not worry about it
     
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    evasbird New Member Established Member

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    Its not cheap but well worth it, and you can sell your exhaust and IRS to make some of the money back.
     
  4. mustang_guy

    mustang_guy Active Member Established Member

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    Got it, thanks

    any idea on a part number for the pinion flange that I need in order to keep my stock driveshaft?
     
  5. Vsix

    Vsix New Member Established Member

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    I love my SRA now the car hooks and works GOOD on the street :burnout: The IRS susp had a mind of its own sometimes it would work but most of the time it spun hard & hop :beer:..plus it would wear my drag radials funny :fm:
     
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    Best mod ive ever done...period.

    Its the first and only mod on a cobra that i would do before a pulley.

    you wont regret it.
     
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    unit213 Bone Stock Established Member

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    Next to the KB, the solid axle was the best mod I've done. It's nice knowing that it
    won't break and that the car will hook like a SOB.
     
  8. Black Sex

    Black Sex Active Member Established Member

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    I used the flange off my IRS.
    You guys with SRA what rear springs are you running?
     
  9. Vsix

    Vsix New Member Established Member

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    Stock GT springs they ride nice and hook well with the Lakewood 50/50 rear shocks :beer:
     
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    So do mine!

    I cut a coil off my springs so it would sit a little bit more level, but make sure you get your axle tubes welded properly!
     
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    well i bought my cobra with a SRA... i love how it grabs likes a champ at the track... only thing i dislike is the bumpy ride :/
     
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    1999riocobra New Member Established Member

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    getting ready to do a sra swap in my 99 cobra before i throw the turbo kit on it.
     
  13. mustang_guy

    mustang_guy Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks guys, Ive decided to do it, Im picking up a SA from a friends 2000 GT next week and build it through the winter. I will keep you guys updated
     
  14. mustang_guy

    mustang_guy Active Member Established Member

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    yup, same happened to my drag radials. Uneven wear :bash:

    what springs are you guys running on the rear? I plan on putting Lakewood 50/50 shocks in the rear and possibly Eibach pro kit springs in the rear with UPR tubular K member with coilovers on the front.


    Im not sure about what springs to go with because I want something that will let the car transfer hard and not make the car a 4x4 at the same time. Idealy Id like something about 1.25 inches lower than stock if possible
    any suggestions?
     
  15. mustang_guy

    mustang_guy Active Member Established Member

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    ok easy enough, just take the pinion flange off my IRS and put it on the solid axle aswell as keep my stock driveshaft is that right?
     
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    Black Sex Active Member Established Member

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    Thats correct. You might need an impact to get the nut off. I cant remember how tight they are.
     
  17. Black Sex

    Black Sex Active Member Established Member

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    What are you running for rear shocks? I used the ones off my IRS for about 2 days and it rode like shit. Real bouncy. I went and bought some cheap $20 monroe shocks for a 04 GT and it rides good now.
     
  18. ac427cobra

    ac427cobra FULLTILTBOOGIERACING.COM Staff Member Super Moderator

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    SRA converters beware! :read:

    To tell you the truth, if ride quality, street manners and handling are not a concern, and you love to drag race, live your life 1,320' at a time, then an SRA conversion will serve you well! :rollseyes

    FWIW

    :thumbsup::coolman::beer:
     
  19. mustang_guy

    mustang_guy Active Member Established Member

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    Im running the stock shocks right now and stock cut springs.
    I plan on putting in 50/50 lakewoods and either pro kit springs or 5L stock springs
     
  20. mustang_guy

    mustang_guy Active Member Established Member

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    exactly, I want to build the car for straight line 1/4 mile
     

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