My 97 GT

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  1. Ender

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    What's up guys, my name is Tony and I have a 97 GT. I've done a few mods, IRS swap with 4.30s, chassis stiffening, SVO intake, PI cams, and a few others. SVO heads are coming soon, I'm waiting on a valve job and cleanup. Here are a few pics.

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  2. Lightning Struck

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    you must do some sort of auto cross or road racing, your one of only a handfull of guys I know of that has put in a IRS in place of a solid rear axle. Nice stang
     
  3. Ender

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    I run autocross and circle track, with plans for road racing in the near future
     
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    same thing i was thinking when u said u swapped the solid axle for the irs. anyways, nice stang and post some information once u get the svo heads to see if there worth it over the PIs??
     
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    Looks like fun, let us know how your numbers turn out!
     
  6. Matt94GT

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    Nice lookin ride man, welcome to the site.
     
  7. TxCobrA98

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    nice looking ride man.. you switched out the solid axle for an irs setup!? :gtfo: hahah kidding good choice if your into autocross.. welcome to the forums man, sweet stang! :thumb:
     
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    sweet stang :thumb:
     
  9. Ender

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    I like corners, but imports are :eek:utofcloset: , so IRS Mustang it is. :dancing6:
     
  10. scarface

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    your car looks much better in person than these pics man....let me know when you want to sell me those SVOheads:)
     
  11. Ender

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    Trade me a set of FR500 heads and the SVOs are yours. :thumb:

    Here are some new pics from a better camera.

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  12. Matt94GT

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    Lookin good man those wheels look great on there. I have a few suggestions and dont take it the wrong way im just a super picky guy...id paint the calipers and re-spray the wind deflector under your front bumper I think it would set off the wheels even more, prob black?
     
  13. Ender

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    No offense taken. I've been meaning to fix the air dam, just haven't had the time to pull it off and paint it yet. I'm going to leave the calipers black, I think painted calipers are overdone, I prefer a clean, subtle look.
     
  14. Matt94GT

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    Yeah I was meaning repaint them black...the rears look like they could use a little tlc :D
     
  15. Dalamar

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    Nice pics! Car's looking grate.


    Curious - where did you get the IRS swap stuff from?
    and how much was it?
     
  16. Ender

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    Thanks man. I picked up the IRS for $500 on ebay, picked up a 00R cross brace and urethane bushings from Maximum Motorsports for about $250, and some cobra rotors from the local autozone. Stock calipers, lines, and brackets all swap over. Some people have had to shorten their driveshaft, but mine (FRPP aluminum) fit without a problem. You will need a set of Cobra e-brake cables, I haven't gotten around to that yet, been living without the e-brake for the last few months.
     
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    how do you like the irs?
     
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    Sweet car man! How much did the clear corners and clear - looking headlights set you back?
     
  19. Ender

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    I love the IRS, but I wouldn't want it on a drag car, too much wheelhop for a good launch. It's great for corner carving, and the ride is very smooth on the street.

    The headlights and corners were on the car when I bought it, Mustang Tuning sells them for $199.
     
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    Well equipped ride .... love to see purpose built mustangs.
    That IRS swap looks to becoming more and more common.
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