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Old 03-16-2006, 04:07 PM
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I already have a GTO with IRS, the ride is great but at the track I get wheel hop. It also would be cheaper if they used a solid axle.
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:11 PM
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Here are the Charger specifications and it would seem they could do the same for the Challenger since both will go to the LY platform:

"The four-wheel independent suspension maintains individual control of each wheel for the ultimate in high-performance handling, a smooth ride, and maximum traction.

* Aluminum short- and long arm (SLA) front suspension for rock-steady cornering and handling control
* Five-link rear suspension bolted to a rubber-mounted steel cradle for a smooth, quiet ride."



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Old 03-17-2006, 08:52 AM
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i dont want a smooth quiet ride! i want to FEEL the car under me...if i wanted a smooth ride, i would drive the bimmer...
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I'll take the independent because I like to turn corners and I don't plan on frequent drag racing............ahem!
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Old 03-17-2006, 06:34 PM
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IRS all about maximizing the largest amount of tire surface on the road in corners or otherwise such a bumps to
provide maximum traction and anything else does it to a lesser degree. Smooth rides is just a fringe benefit.
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I need a 1/4 mile queen, & this car would be it!
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Old 03-19-2006, 10:27 PM
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Well if you are serious about a 1/4 mile queen you will want an automatic with a 2-3K rpm stall converter and you will want to change it to a solid axle not only because it will be lighter (assuming you want to win) but because of survivability. That is why Mustang owner with IRS change them to solid axle because overall they are lighter for 1/4 mile drag strips. Good luck with your drag racing.
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2-3k? i have a 4k...
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Congrats!
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ORIGINAL: Jeremiah 29:11

Well if you are serious about a 1/4 mile queen you will want an automatic with a 2-3K rpm stall converter and you will want to change it to a solid axle not only because it will be lighter (assuming you want to win) but because of survivability. That is why Mustang owner with IRS change them to solid axle because overall they are lighter for 1/4 mile drag strips. Good luck with your drag racing.

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