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Old 11-05-2012, 08:19 PM
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You two guys know WAAAAY too much about Third Gens...GO OUTSIDE ONCE IN AWHILE!!! Haha...J/K

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Old 11-05-2012, 08:21 PM
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16" wheels. bigger swaybars, and a brace so the stearbox didn't rip out of the front frame horn
one step down from the ws6 (harder bushings/springs)
Good thing I dont have to worry about my steering box ripping out of the frame horn ! Ummm shouldnt ALL the cars have THAT one???
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You two guys know WAAAAY too much about Third Gens...GO OUTSIDE ONCE IN AWHILE!!! Haha...J/K
3rdgens = my favorite cars , like i said ive owned over a dozen lol

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Good thing I dont have to worry about my steering box ripping out of the frame horn ! Ummm shouldnt ALL the cars have THAT one???
the steering braces is also known as a wonder bar and they work great they really stiffen up the front end and make the steering much nicer.
they did not come on all the cars.

if ur under the front of the car its the brace/bar thats bolted in above the sway bar


btw if u plan on driving this thing a decent bit u need to keep a couple 5/8's heater hose caps and a section of 5/8's heater hose in the trunk

the heater control valve is plastic on these cars and they love to break at the worst times leaving u on the side of the road with a huge coolant leak ,stupid gm put them right above the ex manifolds were they get heated and cooled so they become very brittle

on every last one of my cars i remove it if its still there and in the winter plumb it so the heater core gets water, then in the summer i bypass the heater core. ive had about 5 break on me lol

anothe roption is to get one off a gm g-body car as they are metal and not plastic
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Mine came without the wonder bar, came without most everything...
here it is in red in front of the swaybar.



Bought it from Top-DownSolutions.
Other parts sources I´ve used for new/repro and secondhand are;
HawksThirdGenerationPartsand Youngs F-BodyMotorSports.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:27 PM
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Checked under mine... Its has the wonder bar too... (not red tho, haha) Thanks for the pic

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I sold a bunch of them when they were new. The 305 with 5 speed was every bit as fast as the 350 automatic. You want the 305 with the performance axle ratio. There were some made with the better suspension and quicker steering. The plain Jane IROCS did not drive the same as the ones ordered with the good stuff. The top speed on them was about 145 mph. The handling on the Mustang 5.0 was not in the same league as the IROCs.
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Mine has the performance handling option, and the little bit I have driven it, it feels great!!

The rear ratio is 2:73... a guy gave me a link to Moser and some extra thick 3:73's that would work with the carrier... I think if I ever did anything to mod the car, the gears would be it... If I keep the car, I could buy a few go fast goodies for it after I sell my vette in the spring... Of course , I wouldnt hop it up and let my daughter drive it. If it does go to her, it will stay stock.
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I can't remember all the details. I think you had to order the performance axle ratio with the 305 and 5 speed to get the good stuff, I think the rear gears were 3.23. They had the 4 wheel disc brakes and the posi.
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they make good donor cars for 55-59 chevy trucks
my rear end is from a 86 iroc with the experimental 3.27 ratio



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Mine has the performance handling option, and the little bit I have driven it, it feels great!!

The rear ratio is 2:73... a guy gave me a link to Moser and some extra thick 3:73's that would work with the carrier... I think if I ever did anything to mod the car, the gears would be it... If I keep the car, I could buy a few go fast goodies for it after I sell my vette in the spring... Of course , I wouldnt hop it up and let my daughter drive it. If it does go to her, it will stay stock.
it would be cheaper to just buy a complete used rear off the classifieds on thirdgen.org , most ppl sell them for 100-150 bucks. if u have to havebrand new gears summit also sells the 3 series gear that fits on the 2 series carrier for 115$ iirc

except for 9 bolt rears those arent cheap i sold mine out of the 1le car for 800 bucks few years back
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HERE'S SOME INSPIRATION FOR ME...LOL


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HERE'S SOME INSPIRATION FOR ME...LOL



lol whatever u do with it please dont put the louvers on it, i think they look hideous
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Needs to be lowered a couple of inches.
Apart from that.......perfect.

Mine has a 2.90 ratio rear, but as I have a B/M trans with a lower first
it doesn´t need swapping.
I also have one of those aluminum rear end covers with the bolts to preload the bearings a tad.
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More F Body needs....
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naw he needs what i have under the hood first




mild 355 with twin 57mm turbos and a 100 shot of nitrous (good for 1100-1200 hp as a pair) prolyl only make around 800-900 though on this engine without the nitrous though

over the winter the car is comming apart for a 25.5 cage and paint job
when it goes back together it will be sporting a 434ci small block, afr 245 heads with a pair of 66 or a pair of 70mm turbos and should make 1500 hp, prolly going to back it with a powerglide

x275 here i come
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