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post #1 of 21 Old 04-09-2008, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Viper IRS swap?

Anybody here ever hear of anyone doing a Viper independent rear suspension swap?

I've found a diff/axle thing from one, I'm just not sure how much of a pain it will be to add the upper and lower control arm mounting parts.

I think this truck would handle much better with an IRS.

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post #2 of 21 Old 04-09-2008, 11:10 PM
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Got any bigger pics..its kinda hard to see

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I had to steal those from e-bay.

Let me see if I can get a link for ya.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-...4008QQtcZphoto

Sorry it is so long.

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I think the drive shaft would be a more important thing to worry about

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I'd say worry about your little turbo manifold first

You'll be in for some SERIOUS fab work to get that mounted and working properly.
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I think the drive shaft would be a more important thing to worry about
why? driveshafts can easily be modified for any application.

a little planning, A LOT of measuring, and then building it, i think it would be awesome!! A truck frame can be very easy to build onto. Box it where it needs the extra strength and add whatever you want. Not only handling, but traction off the line would improve A LOT with an IRS setup. Ive had dreams of taking a Suby or Evo draintrain and dropping a genII body on it... AWD would be SO sick.

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Here check out this company the make bolt in irs kits.
http://www.constantvelocity.com/cvweb/html/prod04.htm
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I'd say worry about your little turbo manifold first

You'll be in for some SERIOUS fab work to get that mounted and working properly.

Serious fab work? Ya think? I'm just worried that when I mounted the control arms to the back, my wheels would stick out an extra foot on each side. That was my main concern.

Since that rear end pictured above is only $900, I think it might be doable.

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Here check out this company the make bolt in irs kits.
http://www.constantvelocity.com/cvweb/html/prod04.htm



Duuuuude. That truck is fawesome! (short for fucking awesome)


The rear end is really bad looking, but the rest of it sounds unbelieveably desireable. I'm gonna do it! When I get the money, after I win the lottery.


Seriously though, thanks for that link dude.

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Ha, I didnt think that company was still around.


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what the fuck, back to the future? Get a sway bar, call it a day.
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what the fuck, back to the future? Get a sway bar, call it a day.
Got a 33mm front and Hotchkis in the rear, still not good enough.

Telling me to get a sway bar and call it a day is like me telling you to get a supercharger and not a tune to go with it. Just run a Mopar PCM and call it a day.

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I would love to see our truck with an IRS.

Save the $$ and do it!


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IRS is where its at. If i didn't already have a fully built 9.25, then a IRS would be what would go into my dak.


The build has begun....95% complete
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just fyi......


dak rear track width 62.9 in (08 model dak) not sure if it changed for ours

viper rear track width 60.9


it will work and is in my current plans...just trying to find the parts and the money....sometime you can find the entire (complete) back half off the viper and saw on on ebay a while back for only 4k


but wheel spacing will be the biggest part in this working with it being a full inch less on each side
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