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Who has done solid axle swap? how do you like it?

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by mustang_guy, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Digital

    Digital New Member Established Member

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    hmmm... 800 for irs... + your mod... math much?

    Someone asked how to make the irs better, I never said ACs kit was not good and i recommend it to anyone who wants to keep the IRS, try to read, you obviously are having trouble formulating a response.
    I dislike ACs marketing and underhanded approach to selling his product. He can be a complete ass and still make a good product, has nothing to do with each other.
    The difference is you idiots are coming into a thread where someone asked how a solid is and if people liked it and you're saying he needs to stay irs and upgrade it and solid is shit etc when you havent even done it.
    I'm going into a thread where a guy is wanting to keep the irs and upgrade it and giving him advice on how to do just that.
    Comprehend much?
     
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  2. ac427cobra

    ac427cobra FULLTILTBOOGIERACING.COM Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Ok, let's all call a truce here once and for all.

    We've all learned one thing in this thread. SRA people are just as passionate about thier opinions as IRS people.

    I think it is important for people to gather as much information as they can before they make any modification to their vehicle no matter how trivial or significant the mod may be.

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  3. Juiced46

    Juiced46 I love being Blown Established Member

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    I will agree with this :beer::beer: This debate will go on forever and ever no matter what. Just like which blower is better, Whipple or KB.
     
  4. Digital

    Digital New Member Established Member

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    Agreed...
     
  5. Red Poison

    Red Poison Over it Established Member

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    Well... after 5 pages of that, I think I'll be sticking with my IRS. I wanted to do the swap for weight and reliablility but I also don't see the benefit of an even swap for a solid and having to spend more money to have it function to the level that my IRS already does (in the areas I'm concerned with.) I don't ever track my car and I enjoy a good handling, comfortable ride. Not saying that a solid can't be comfortable.

    I use to own a '01 GT and it rode fine, and now the cobra and she runs fine. Now it was some time since driving the GT so I won't sit here and say that one felt better than the other [because I honestly cant remember] but for my purpose, I cant really see why I would need to swap.

    Well, maybe I can... here's my question:

    I plan on spraying my car with a 100 shot, hoping to end up somewhere around 620-650hp and God knows how much torque [coming on progressively of course], so with that power, would I be risking breaking half shafts or whatever else? Its mainly going to be used for highway... I can't see myself needing it down low from a light.
     
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  6. mustang_guy

    mustang_guy Active Member Established Member

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    Forgot to update you guys on the SRA swap.
    It was done almost two weeks ago now and I love it! the car hooks awesome on the street and still rides and handles great. I wanted to thank everyone on here for your opinions and help with the process. Everything went smoothly

    Here are some pics while the car was on the hoist

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    Then we started the front. Springs and struts out, new lakewood 90/10's in. Next in was Eibach drag launch springs

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    Few days later the Draglites went on to complete the setup

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  7. whyte_03

    whyte_03 I got your HEMI hanging!! Established Member

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    not a huge fan of red but that LOOKS OUTSTANDING>> glad to see another HAPPY solid axle swapper.... i have the same feelings about it as you did.
     
  8. boatcop1

    boatcop1 New Member Established Member

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    Man that thing looks sick. Great job. After buying the IRS bushing kit and having it installed I would be able to afford a sweet stick and prob new catback as well. hmmmmmmm
     
  9. Vsix

    Vsix New Member Established Member

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    Looks good my car sits the same way ...I'm happy i did my SRA swap :beer:
     
  10. mustang_guy

    mustang_guy Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks guys

    Here is a little vid of the first day at the track. It was super cold and a big side wind but I managed to make a best 60 foot of 1.67 with the sway bar on

    [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6rzwQSfTS4"]YouTube- Raf TMP Cayuga 2.mpg[/nomedia]
     
  11. cobra=trouble

    cobra=trouble New Member Established Member

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    i got a sra bumpy ride ? you should ride in a new shelbys they ride like crap

    i got 50/50 lakewoods ,but have eibach drag lauch springs with right side air bag. picked up .6 seconds 0-60
    mine is not bumpy , and it still handles great in and out of traffic ''just ask my wife'' LOL
     
  12. mustang_guy

    mustang_guy Active Member Established Member

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    On the street mine rides the same as it used to if not better since I raised the car about an inch ( it was slammed with the IRS and cut springs)
    there is a tint bit difference on corners when your going fast and bumps but it's hardly noticable.
    I'm also running 90/10's and 50/50's with eibach drag launch springs and stock GT sprigs in the rear
     
  13. evil04svtcobra

    evil04svtcobra Active Member Established Member

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    anybody that says a built sra rides and feels better or even the same as an irs is full of ****!

    i had bruces kit on my last cobra... it is the biggest thing i miss from my last car. car rides like a slammed truck. my last car handled, and drove like a super car!
     
  14. ac427cobra

    ac427cobra FULLTILTBOOGIERACING.COM Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Ha ha Jeremy! :-D I wouldn't say they're full of ****, I'd say they don't know any better or are simply unable to tell the difference! ;-):poke::p
     
  15. CobraStruck

    CobraStruck Fastest Eaton/6-Speed/IRS Established Member

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    I have just completed a solid axle swap on my Cobra. I used to have a built IRS in my other car and loved it. That car was taken from me and I didn't want to spend all of the same money over again with the IRS so I went to a SRA on this car. It seems to ride fine and handle fine. The ride isn't as smooth as an IRS car but it definitely isn't like a horse buggy ride either. I'm glad I did the swap because I am more of a drag racer than a road racer. I would say if you want to road race keep the IRS. If you want to drag race go SRA.
     
  16. cobra=trouble

    cobra=trouble New Member Established Member

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    Well i must be full of alot of shat then,cause i love sra swap !
    You 2 must be vette lovers lol. Bet you like the inside tire wear too.you all go fer it . And us sra lovers alone!
     
  17. ac427cobra

    ac427cobra FULLTILTBOOGIERACING.COM Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Yes I am a Vette lover because they are my absolute favorite car to pass on the track. You'd never catch me in one unless one of my students has one and I HAVE to ride in it. :rollseyes

    I'm sort of getting tired of passing the lowly C5-Z06's and find the C6-Z06's much more entertaining when passing them with an IRS equipped Mustang on the track! :p

    Still waiting for my first victim in a ZR-1!!! :dancenana: Not too many of them on track yet. :(
     

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