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Swapped to an IRS

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by ReaperStang79, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. ReaperStang79

    ReaperStang79 Active Member

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    Well, I decided to swap to an IRS. I've gotta say that the car rides so much smoother and handles a lot better as well. It was a pretty straight forward swap. I read some other threads and did not have some of the problems that they encountered. All I did was bolt up the brackets first, then the lower arms of the IRS, place in the springs, jack it up and align the upper arms and bolt them up. That was it. As far as the driveshaft, I kept my stock one, swapped the rear u-joint to a precision 448 u-joint from Napa. I also swapped the rear driveshaft yoke. Ford PN#F65Z4782AA. Then bolted the driveshaft back in place and installed the IRS exhaust and lowered the car. Total took me about 4 hours. Here are a few pics and more to come.

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  2. CruizinKev

    CruizinKev 100% Gearhead

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    good job man! :thumbup:
  3. 6Stang99

    6Stang99 Addicted to Modding

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    Congrats on an easy install.
  4. Aereon

    Aereon WaiStang

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    Loving the ride? Grats on the IRS.
  5. StangMod

    StangMod Steven @ VAP Auto

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    Did you use the driveshaft from your v8 swap? Just wondering because then wouldn't the u-joints and yoke you listed be different for someone with a stock v6 driveshaft?

    Anyways, congrats on the install, nice work!
  6. Justin251

    Justin251 hotpocketssssss

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    Awesome. One of the many mods I have planed when I pick up a decent shape (body) 96-04 GT.
  7. Aereon

    Aereon WaiStang

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    yes it's different, it'd be different even with a sohc dshaft, the IRS requires a cobra specific one IIRC.
  8. StangMod

    StangMod Steven @ VAP Auto

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    Yeah, but if you swap the driveshaft yoke you can get your stock driveshaft to work. Am I correct ReaperStang?
  9. Aereon

    Aereon WaiStang

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    Yep.
  10. domin8

    domin8 Lazy Unicorn

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    One of my favorite mods i've done to my car. very easy for what it is :)

    What catback are you running?
  11. ReaperStang79

    ReaperStang79 Active Member

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    Yeah, the ride is seriously amazing!! I was like :eek: All I did was swap the rear driveshaft u-joint and the rear driveshaft yoke (part where it attaches to the pinion flange). It was fun and pretty easy. I definitely recommend if your looking for a smooth and comfortable drive.
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    ReaperStang79 Active Member

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    I'm running the flowmaster catback w/ flowmaster 40s.
  13. Brandon

    Brandon Better Than Sliced Bread!

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    now you can run nice shinny polished exhaust pipe under your rear bumper!
  14. SilverBullet09

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    4 hours? Mine didn't go so smooth ha. It took me and my buddy a week and a half to get it in. Damn thing was a tight fit. Congrats on the easy install and the new, improved ride

    Tom
  15. neatofrito1618

    neatofrito1618 ...

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    Nice, this thread needs more ass end pics though.
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  17. ReaperStang79

    ReaperStang79 Active Member

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    Yea, will probably do a photo shoot tomorrow. and I won't forget the ass end pics!! ;)
  18. mysteed

    mysteed is back!

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    Agreed.



    This is (partially) why I want an IRS:
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  19. atlanticblue98

    atlanticblue98 Bazinga!

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    Quoted for Sexiness.

    i want an IRS so bad
  20. ReaperStang79

    ReaperStang79 Active Member

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    I got mine off a guy over on svtp. About a month ago, there were about 4-5 guys selling their IRSs' both from the 99-01s and the 03-04s. I would check there bc ebay is really expensive. I got mine for $450 and it has about 40K on it.