Mark VIII IRS?

Discussion in 'Suspension and Brakes' started by amy98gt, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. amy98gt

    amy98gt Member

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    found this today and wanted to know if it is worth it to upgrade with the cobra parts and have a nice IRS? I honestly don't know much about the differences in the cobra vs mark8 IRS setups. Can someone provide me with a education?

    http://charlotte.craigslist.org/pts/4793698646.html
     
  2. 96blak54

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    Excellent question!
     
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    looks like they are completely different and wouldn't work
     
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    They are, in fact, completely different and wont work in any Mustang
     
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    Magic Well-Known Member

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    Mark8, Tbbird, Cougar MN12 chassis IRS:
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    Mustang 99-04 IRS:
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    Good question, and good answer(s). Thank you, magic, you are on point with the comparison pictures.
     
  7. 96blak54

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    With as many Ford vehicle's carring irs, one would think they replicated at lease one platform with a mustang type irs.
     
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    The issue is that the Mustang IRS was designed to bolt into a place where a solid axle belongs, and the rest of Ford's IRS platforms were designed to be IRS from the get go.
     
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    Take all of the pussy NVH police satisfying rubber away and you've immediately got a much better IRS


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  10. ttocs

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    ah darn you guys had me remembering the mark 8 my neighbor has had sitting there rotting away for years.