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Old 01-24-2011, 02:37 PM
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89 up Thunder birds had independent rear suspension. Why arent they being used instead? The 8.8 rear is a goodie. American made. What gives?
My 93 had rear discs also. Sounds like a no brainer to me.JMHO

Also the jag front that is pictured looks like it weighs a ton
A jag rearend is a Dana 44, and it does have disc brakes, I took mine out of the cage and hung it from a crossmember from speedway, it bolts up solid to a plate on the crossmember.

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Factory Five has the ford IRS optional on some of their kit cars, Cobra replica's > I saw a bird IRS in a T bucket at a car show about 5 years ago, the guy said he was going to Fab up tubular arms, clean up the look but haven't seen anything for sale yet. The Jag is faster and easier to set up. CCR has their T bucket plans , the Jag pages are only $ 5 for the set. I used the scanner plasma at the college and my parts were distorted, it could have been the copier . Next time I will use the CCr plans and my drafting tools to make the white cardboard pattern to make the next set of parts.
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The Jag rear is also made in the US, by Dana, the same company that makes the 8.8 A Tbird rear is much harder to mount, a Jag in the original cage needs 6 bolts to mount it. A new Mustang IRS is a neat piece, and also mounts in a cage with 6 bolts.

A Jag front end weighs about 200 lbs complete. Most of it is aluminum.
OOOOHHHHHH, OK. That makes pretty good sense. That jag front looks heavy, but I see it isnt. Makes sense why guys use them,If I ever come to that bridge I will know how to cross.
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whats the latest on the build?
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We picked up two more jag fronts and rear when the snow melted for a couple of days, Jag uses 2 different steering shaft-u joint systems , one is smaller if you have clearance problems, we also got the brake booster pedal and master Cyl , one has a 4 way dist block, the other is just hard lined to front and rear. Stitch's fab work corrects some of the mush ride of a Jag rear, the stock jag arms need to mount low and don't look right on trucks or highboy's.
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The reason the control arms are as long as mine are is that the fulcrum point on the lower A arm has to be in line with the pivot pivot point of the control arm this allows the unit to work like a big A arm, and relieves any binding
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