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Old 12-24-2009, 07:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is it possible to turn a 9 inch rear end into a indpendent rear end?

Is it possible to turn a 9 inch rear end into a indpendent rear end?
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Is it possible to turn a 9 inch rear end into a indpendent rear end?

There is an IRS kit that uses a 9 center, its $4k+. I have a new 9" 3rd member I tried to use when I did the Cobra IRS swap in the 66. I had hoped to mod the 9" housing to fit in the Cobra IRS cradle. It is possible.
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There out there already. It's mainly a matter of money. Speed costs money, how fast do you want to go.
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I thought it was: "speed costs money, how fast do you want to spend?"
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Re: Is it possible to turn a 9 inch rear end into a indpendent rear end?

NO it's not feasibly possible to turn a standard 9" rear into an independent rear end.

An independent rear end has Bolt on axles that bolt on about 2 inches from the center section.

To make a 9" with that type axles will take about 3 times more money that doing it yourself I think....
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Is it possible to turn a 9 inch rear end into a indpendent rear end?
Yes, it is possible, but it will cost a lot of money.

Depending on your application, look-up mid to late 90's Thunderbird or Cougars. They came with 8.8" independent rear suspensions with disc brakes from the factory.

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I am trying to figure out what would be the be the best rear end for a 66 cobra kit car that my father and I are going to bild when we get his mustang finished. The Cars will be in compition with each other.
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I am trying to figure out what would be the be the best rear end for a 66 cobra kit car that my father and I are going to bild when we get his mustang finished. The Cars will be in compition with each other.
Why didn't you say so in the first place. The Jaguar IRS is a common swap for the Cobras.

Factory Five based off the T-bird IRS for Cobras, 8.8


99-04 Cobras had IRS, also 8.8


321 IRS has multiple IRS kits using 8.8


Here are 9" IRS kits
9 inch Ford suspension

RCC Specialty Products' Ford 9-inch IRS - Cobra-Replica - Kit Car

Dutchman Motorsports Inc.

HEIDTS INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION

HEIDTS INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION

Currie 9" IRS center
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