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Old 02-09-2006, 01:35 AM
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Your All Half Right and Half Wrong

I have read all four pages and it is very interesting to see the different takes on this subject. You will find that " mercmad63" has contributed some very accurate information. What this subject really gets down to are the three following needs or should we say concerns.
1. Do you really enjoy road cruising with a fabulous ride, excellent handling and response? Or are you just looking to go lay a little rubber and go bumping around.
2. Are you really able to appreciate a Rod that can accelerate and decelerate through a corner at higher speeds, without fighting the slithering snake syndrome.
3. Do you like a vehicle that wants to lift and loss traction or smoothly flatline
out when you brake and steer.

This is what the combination of an independent suspension with inboard discs,"at the diff. and not the axle hub that have dual piston calipers. Must single piston calipers are a joke at best. Sometimes as difficult to maintain and adjust as drum brakes. All things being equal, there are very few if any straight axle drum setups that can hold a candle to a Jaguar rear suspension disc brake setup. Another benefit is that the third member is geared very nice for cruising and can take some serious torque!! There are many sweet
parts on a Jag for Roadster conversions - Dash,steering,shift consoles,driveline,seats, and a complete front & rear dual piston disc brake system. Until you go for a ride in a Rod with one, you just can't really comprehend the difference. It's like the difference between driving a Pinto and a Corvette.

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Old 02-09-2006, 01:50 AM
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Ummm... welcome to the board....

And you're fluffing your own feathers because... ??

Everything has its benefit and its drawback. Try putting 900 hp from a manual tranny through that Jag IRS to some drag slicks Bye bye IRS. Just because you think its the greatest thing for your driving desires, doesn't mean that its best for everyone. Its certainly not designed for drag racing. Its a fine rear, but let's not start an entire thread about how its a gift from God.

I'll take my 9" at the AutoX thanks. So far with my [lowly] solid axle I've beaten 37 Miatas, 2 Lotus 7s, and countless other IRS cars in a 3000-lb classic Ford. Would you like to challenge my car? I don't care what it is, I'll beat it
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I must have missed the first part
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IRS is for looks only, not to mention they are a PIA to set up corrctly. Speaking from experience-I am curently installing an IRS (Corvette)in a Ford. I would almost trade it straight up for a nice simple 9inch. Arent the best Jags the ones with small block Chevys??
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zvagabond...............It would help if you would refer us of which thread you are speaking of........
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Looks to me like he's pimping his Classified??
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Looks to me like he's pimping his Classified??

Good find.........BTW, if it is so good, why is it for sale?
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There are at least 2 of the Jag setups sitting in our local Pick-n-Pull. You can get the whole rear end for $150.
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would still like to know what post he is referring to.
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Fluffing Your Feathers

I guess you must fall into the 20 mile radius of your garage number 1 qualifier.
I am sure with 900 hp in a straight line you would blow the doors of the IRS Rods. But I bet on a cruise from Washington to Cal. on 101 you'd be hurten, mighty tired and packen it in someplace back up in Oregon. I'd still be perky
and cruisen smooth as a babies butt. It's all fun, depends on what ya like to
do when ya taker out for a spin!! - - -

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Im still confused as to whats goin on.


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