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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-21-2006, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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8.8 Solid swap

to my knowledge ( Correct me if im wrong ) our rear subframe and the rear subframe from the 03-04 cobras is almost identical. would it be possible to swap an 8.8 Solid rear axle into our cars? and if so could we just buy the conversion kit that some companies offer for the 03-04 cobras?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-21-2006, 12:08 PM
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I do believe this is the third or 4th time I've seen this question in as many months. I'll save the time of beating you over the head with "why didn't you search" and just let one of the Florida guys physically beat it into you at a later date.

No, it won't work. To do a solid rear on our cars requires backhalving the car.

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damn that sucks...so we are stuck with IRS?
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-21-2006, 12:09 PM
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damn that sucks...so we are stuck with IRS?
Why is this a problem?

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ive been told that the IRS is no good for drag racing...especially in a high HP application
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To do a solid rear on our cars requires back halfing the car.
I didn't say it couldn't be done. It require back halfing the car.

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ive been told that the IRS is no good for drag racing...especially in a high HP application
Tell that to Mike Siska, kdanner, Johnny Langton . . .

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ive been told that the IRS is no good for drag racing...especially in a high HP application
Yeah and there are a lot of 03-04 Cobra's running around in the 11.2 and even 10's with an IRS.

Heck, I just bought an 04 Mustang. I am swapping TO an IRS on it.

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The mating points on both IRS's are different.

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ive been told that the IRS is no good for drag racing...especially in a high HP application

when you get to the point where a beefed up IRS cant handle what you're putting though it, you wont need to ask "how," you'll just do it.

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