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Independent Rear Suspension of F-body's

This is a discussion on Independent Rear Suspension of F-body's within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I know that TA's and Camaro's are capable of achieving great cornering capabilities, as long as you throw some money ...

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    Independent Rear Suspension on F-body's

    I know that TA's and Camaro's are capable of achieving great cornering capabilities, as long as you throw some money into it. I was just wondering if anyone has heard or ever tried putting a rear suspension setup, maybe from a c4 or c5 vette, on their 4th gen TA or Camaro?
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    subscribing, interesting question

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    Too many problems with IRS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS
    Too many problems with IRS.

    What problems would that be?

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    you can do it but it all comes down to can you pay for it. i dont think that the abs is diffrent. if you wanted to do it cheap you could slice and dice your rear end and put some universal joints in and it would be done. but then the suspinsion would have to be redone for it to work right

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.7 Reasons
    What problems would that be?
    My buddy has a 04 Cobra it has shims or something aroung the axles near the housing and they went bad and fell out. Too many u-joints to have to worry about. Gears cost way too much money for them. Not safe for drag racing when you run under 10's. Just all around too much money and problems.

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    If it was a good idea then it would already have been put into production and be available in a kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS
    Not safe for drag racing when you run under 10's.
    I don't think I have to worry about that, I'm trying to keep this car as driver friendly as possible. But I've seen plenty of vettes achieve this on IRS. I understand by you meaning safe though.

    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS
    If it was a good idea then it would already have been put into production and be available in a kit.
    Every good idea has to start somewhere. Just like there is no direct headlight kit, worth the money, for the TA's. I was looking at a corvette forum. . .

    forums.corvetteforum.com/showthread.php?t=1198362&page=1&pp=20

    . . . seems as if the IRS robs some rear wheel hp from cars when compared to the traditional axle.

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    It's just with GMMG building all those Dick Harrell cars and Bergers all the others they have done if it would have been better or more handling performance then I think they would have done it. I have been to there shop and the work they do is bad ass so I know that it is something that they could easily do. It would be a good idea, but I would leave it to profesionals with the figuring and rigging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS
    It's just with GMMG building all those Dick Harrell cars and Bergers all the others they have done if it would have been better or more handling performance then I think they would have done it. I have been to there shop and the work they do is bad ass so I know that it is something that they could easily do. It would be a good idea, but I would leave it to profesionals with the figuring and rigging.
    Don't you find it strange that those cars rears are still 10 bolts though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG D's SS
    It's just with GMMG building all those Dick Harrell cars and Bergers all the others they have done if it would have been better or more handling performance then I think they would have done it. I have been to there shop and the work they do is bad ass so I know that it is something that they could easily do. It would be a good idea, but I would leave it to profesionals with the figuring and rigging.

    I see what you mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSeason
    Don't you find it strange that those cars rears are still 10 bolts though?
    All the ones I saw when I was down there was 12 bolts. For 140,000 plus the price of the car 575 rwhp would snap that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.7 Reasons
    I see what you mean.
    Not trying to put down your plan just had to put that out there. No read ups on it. We was going to put IRS on our 66 Mustang, but too much trouble. It was too wide and a lot of other things that was more trouble than it was worth. It has a 9 in under it.

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    Yeah, it sounds as if it would be a lot of work. But just the idea seem it would be cool. I bet it would give a lot of corvette owners a run for the money. If you ever here anyone attempting this let me know. I would like to know the skidpad numbers.

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    skid pad numbers on fbodys can match that of the z06 by replacing all of the stock stamped suspension pieces

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadSeason
    skid pad numbers on fbodys can match that of the z06 by replacing all of the stock stamped suspension pieces

    I learn something new everyday. Thanks

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    People have swapped in C4 IRS into thirdgens. It should be possible with some custom fabrication work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.7 Reasons
    I learn something new everyday. Thanks
    posted my results from a skidpad test today in another thread, netted 1.005g's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warbird
    People have swapped in C4 IRS into thirdgens. It should be possible with some custom fabrication work.
    Interesting, you wouldn't happen to have a link would you?

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