IRS Frame & Exhaust Clearance Pics?

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  1. RedTwilight

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    To all that have swapped an IRS into their SN95's.
    Before installing the IRS into my '96, I have been thinking of modifying the cradle for a little more tire clearance.
    I have an idea in my head for the rear mount to chassis frame. But I'm not quite sure if it'll work out due to the exhaust.
    Could anyone post up pics (underneath, rear, side, etc) of the area where the exhaust and the rear bracket / IRS cradle come near each other? I'm looking to find out how much clearance there is between the two and if the upright section can be moved inward any.

    Thank you in advance for the help!
     
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    Tail pipes on an IRS are sexy. I don't care how many people say pansy.
     
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    Thanks for the pics. But do you have any pics of the actual area say from under the car?
     
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    I don't think modifying the cradel will give any tire clerance... It doesn't stick out any further into the wheel well. It runs along the frame rail and on the inside..

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    Check with Dan (95Rio). If anyone is going to have crazy detailed pics of their IRS install, it will be him.
     
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    I don't have an exhaust for mine yet. If I did, I would take plenty of pictures for all of you lol.
     
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    I'm specifically going to modify the rear bracket mounting position. Thinking of tucking it under the frame rail instead of to the side like the factory bracket has it. But I'm not sure if the exhaust will interfere with doing this. The factory rear bracket is basically bolted in the place of the quad shocks for a SRA and runs right along the edge of the wheel well. This is one of the main areas to gain more tire clearance. Hence the low profile bolts that are sold. This will provide even more clearance and maybe even the possibility of a mini-tub. There are a couple other areas that also affect tire clearance, but this will at least take care of one.


    Dan also has side exhaust. So that wouldn't help me much in this situation.
     
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    I'll get you some picks in a week.. How wide area you trying to go. I got 315. They fit fine. I know people cut it up on older mustangs but it's for ground clearance..

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    Thanks!:eek:ccasion14:

    From what I can tell so far it looks like there won't be a problem. But better to know for sure before I start cutting.

    Right now I plan to only go with 315 width but might step to 335's down the road. But the clearance also is all going to depend on the offset / backspacing of the wheel and my final determined ride height. So for the time being I'm setting everything up in the beginning for the what will eventually be the finished product later on.
     
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    Im home. What pics do you want specifically

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    I'm looking for pics around the exhaust area where the rear of the IRS cradle goes up to the frame rail bracket.
    I'm thinking about cutting the cradle and moving the mount location underneath the frame rail instead of off to the side. But wanted to know if the exhaust will be in the way or not at this area.

    Thanks!
     
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    Send me your number illl text you pics.. It be easier

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    PM sent!

    Thank you for taking the time to help me out!
     
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    Ill send you some tomorrow.. The car that i currently have on jack stands doesnt have exhaust. Will that work. Ill be working on the other in a few days and can get some pics with exhaust..

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