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Thread: Cobra Rear Axles ?

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    DLF, So you think its not possible to install a complete IRS stang rear end in a SC.
    Even with some moding on the SC sub-frame or.To come up with
    a narrower rearend for wider tires.

    RANDY

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    Anything's possible.

    I think that the mounting points are significantly different, and that it would be a difficult swap.

    I also believe that the geometry of the Cobra IRS is inferior to that on the SC.

    If you want larger wheels, get some with the proper offset, and relocate the emergency brake cables.

    It'd be a lot cheaper.

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    DLF, ok thanks for your thoughts.I haven't had the chance to look
    under a stang.Just a thought,for wider tires.Because I plan on putting
    a 03 cobra motor in my SC if I can find a wrecked cobra.

    Randy

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    Originally posted by Randy N Connie
    DLF, ok thanks for your thoughts.I haven't had the chance to look
    under a stang.Just a thought,for wider tires.Because I plan on putting
    a 03 cobra motor in my SC if I can find a wrecked cobra.

    Randy
    This eBay auction has a pic of the Cobra IRS

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    Oh that looks very doable to me! True some mounting plates would have to be fabbed up but thats no biggie. We street rodders do stuff like this all the time.

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    And it has upper and lower a-arms.That would help lower some of the wheel hop.

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    Originally posted by Randy N Connie
    And it has upper and lower a-arms.That would help lower some of the wheel hop.
    I don't think so.......

    Wheel hop with Cobra IRS is a significant problem, much worse than the SC.

    I spent much more money curing the hop on my Cobra than I did I my SC's..

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    DFL, So are you saying a single arm upper & lower a-arm
    would be better than upper & lower a-arms.
    Here in IL. the Cobra arms would work better on these roads.
    And help reduce some of the flex,that I beleive contributes to
    wheel hop.It may not get rid of hop but I would think It help.

    If I can get this deal together .I would not mount the sub-frame
    on rubber and the bird will have a frame under it.and inside.

    And I plan on gettig some plates on the back that will say Cobra-Eater.
    I allready have had VET EATER plates on an older mid engine Ford.

    I would come out and race you but the last time I was on the east coast at a H.D. race
    at Atco Some ******* angels had a shootout in the pits,and I got some bullit holes
    in my trailer.

    RANDY
    Last edited by Randy N Connie; 10-08-2003 at 03:03 PM.

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    Originally posted by Randy N Connie
    DFL, So are you saying a single arm upper & lower a-arm
    would be better than upper & lower a-arms.
    No, I'm saying that the Cobra IRS, despite having both upper and lower A's, has a worse hop problem.

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    Originally posted by Randy N Connie

    I allready have had VET EATER plates on an older mid engine Ford.

    RANDY
    Hmmm mid-engine... GT40, Pantera (is that a ford? can't remember), or RS200?

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    Originally posted by Randy N Connie
    I would come out and race you but the last time I was on the east coast at a H.D. race
    at Atco Some ******* angels had a shootout in the pits,and I got some bullit holes
    in my trailer.

    RANDY
    I don't go to Atco, it's a dump. I do, however, live 20 minutes from Englishtown.

    Bring whatever you've got, but hurry, 'cause very soon my Cobra will be in the 10's

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    rookie 94sc ,they don't sell GT40S yet.And I have never heard of a RS200.

    DLF,Your right about ATCO being a dump.

    But with the shorter cobra axles and the better design a-arms .They half to be
    better than the Thunderbird IRS rearend.And being shorter would give a little more
    room for wider tires.And a better wheel selection.And stronger with the extra splines.

    Your Cobra would be to fast for me.




    RANDY
    Last edited by Randy N Connie; 10-08-2003 at 09:29 PM.

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    Originally posted by Randy N Connie
    And how much did you want to run for.against your Cobra.

    RANDY
    What are you planning to bring? You know what my car runs, show me yours

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    Originally posted by Randy N Connie
    rookie 94sc ,they don't sell GT40S yet.And I have never heard of a RS200.
    Well you said older so I thought maybe one of the older GT40's...

    RS200's are fun 600hp (in evolution trim) Cosworth I-4 Turbo 250hp in street trim, AWD. Part of the group B Rally cars. One of my dream cars actually .

    The rest of the world gets all the fun cars


    Last edited by rookie94sc; 10-08-2003 at 06:31 PM.

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    Hey the Pantera. That was yet another one of Fords failures. They take an awsome car and then market it horribly until it fails. How stupid does a car company have to be. They take a Hot Rod sports car and then only allow Lincoln dealers to sell them. How many 75-80 year old Lincoln drivers would consider buying a Pantera. Um, my guess would be none. What were they thinking.

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