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This is a discussion on Official Show your Birds thread! within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Originally Posted by mbmta99 thanks buddy! how do i get to that? Car of the Month submissions here!!!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmta99 View Post
    thanks buddy! how do i get to that?
    Car of the Month submissions here!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmta99 View Post
    That is gorgeous! true duals is what i want...that looks to be an IRS setup you go there.
    Thanks for the comments. It's a lot easier to run true duals when you don't have a torque arm, and panhard (or Watts Link), in the way.

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    What kind of setup do you have at your rear end? Can't quite make it out, but it looks different. Oh and your car is bad ass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j nix View Post
    What kind of setup do you have at your rear end? Can't quite make it out, but it looks different. Oh and your car is bad ass.
    It's an independent rear suspension out of a '92 C4 Corvette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lees02ws6 View Post
    It's an independent rear suspension out of a '92 C4 Corvette.
    Not that educated in the rear suspension department. What are the benefits, besides not have the torque arm connected to the tranny of course?

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    I want these in chrome so bad[/QUOTE]

    Mine are Hyper Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by j nix View Post
    Not that educated in the rear suspension department. What are the benefits, besides not have the torque arm connected to the tranny of course?

    I would think a bit smoother ride and a little bit better handling around bumpy corners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j nix View Post
    Not that educated in the rear suspension department. What are the benefits, besides not have the torque arm connected to the tranny of course?
    I don't want to turn this thread into a discussion about tech specs. The discussion has been had in the suspension section, and a certain other ls1 site. Search on IRS there.

    However, in brief:

    Pros:
    1. Lower unsprung weight
    2. each wheel follows the road independently
    3. better ride quality -see point 1 and 2
    4. More confidence inspiring when bumps are encountered -see point 1 and 2


    Cons:
    1. Greater complexity
    2. More power is soaked up by additional linkage, rotational resistance, and the tendency of the IRS to squat under acceleration.
    3. Not as strong as a comparably sized solid axle
    4. Not ideal for drag racing.
    5. Being as far as it is from a stock f-body setup it will place the car outside of competitive classes for drag, autox, or road racing.
    Last edited by lees02ws6; 06-05-2011 at 03:46 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lees02ws6 View Post
    I don't want to turn this thread into a discussion about tech specs. The discussion has been had in the suspension section, and a certain other ls1 site. Search on IRS there.

    However, in brief:

    Pros:
    1. Lower unsprung weight
    2. each wheel follows the road independently
    3. better ride quality -see point 1 and 2
    4. More confidence inspiring when bumps are encountered -see point 1 and 2


    Cons:
    1. Greater complexity
    2. More power is soaked up by additional linkage, rotational resistance, and the tendency of the IRS to squat under acceleration.
    3. Not as strong as a comparably sized solid axle
    4. Not ideal for drag racing.
    5. Being as far as it is from a stock f-body setup it will place the car outside of competitive classes for drag, autox, or road racing.
    I wasn't looking to side track the thread. Just looking for a quick explanation and I got one. Thanks.

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    Oh god that is sick!!! Love that stance right in this pic, what wheels are those? Sizes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS.6 View Post
    Oh god that is sick!!! Love that stance right in this pic, what wheels are those? Sizes?
    Thanks, I get mixed reactions on them. You don't see them too often on a trans am, or f-body for that matter. They are Boyd Coddington Timeless II's. 17x9.5" on the front, 17x11" on the rear. Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-DS3 275/40/ZR17 on the Front, 315/35/ZR17 on the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lees02ws6 View Post
    Thanks, I get mixed reactions on them. You don't see them too often on a trans am, or f-body for that matter. They are Boyd Coddington Timeless II's. 17x9.5" on the front, 17x11" on the rear. Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-DS3 275/40/ZR17 on the Front, 315/35/ZR17 on the rear.
    Is your car lowered? And if so, do the 315's fit good?

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    yes it's lowered on stranos on the front (1.25"), the rear obviously is a different animal, but that is also lowered 1.25". The 315's do fit well.
    Last edited by lees02ws6; 06-07-2011 at 08:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS.6 View Post
    Oh god that is sick!!! Love that stance right in this pic, what wheels are those? Sizes?
    you should tint the windows, really makes the silver pop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichWS6 View Post
    you should tint the windows, really makes the silver pop!
    Tinting would look good, but I'm all for steering clear of law enforcement. I don't have LT's for that reason also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lees02ws6 View Post
    Tinting would look good, but I'm all for steering clear of law enforcement. I don't have LT's for that reason also.
    At any rate you got yourself one clean looking TA!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lees02ws6 View Post
    Tinting would look good, but I'm all for steering clear of law enforcement. I don't have LT's for that reason also.
    LTs help you steer clear of police, just in a different way
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