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    Is that the IRS swap you talked about a good while back?

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    I was going to say the same thing! I heard about this AGES ago. Way cool is finally getting in there.
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    Yes and no.... Not the same IRS. The old one was a supercoupe IRS. This one is a performance pack S550 Mustang IRS. Massive brakes, super 8.8, torsen diff, 3.73s, few aftermarket parts tossed on there. Also fits like a friggin dream. Perfect fit between the rails, I'm still using the factory driveshaft (an aluminum one) with a different flange. The downers? I have to make a custom fuel tank, and coilovers have to be used.
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    How much fabrication did you have to do to get that to mount in there?

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    Not much at all. Basically some L brackets on the frame for the 4 mounting points. I'll have to make a crossmember for the coilover mounts. Bought a small u joint to large pattern flange for the driveshaft, and used a F150 pinion flange to get the standard 4 bolt flange instead of the CV joint style on the new cars. Fuel tank will need to be made from scratch. I could do the easy thing and throw a fuel cell where the rear seats are, but I want the jump seats-and all that weight out behind the axle isn't good for handling. Plan is to make a tank that goes under the rear seats, similar to BMW, the MN12 chassis, S550 mustang, etc...
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    Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrltd View Post
    . Picked up a set of 17x9" and 17x10.5" bullitts
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    Do you know the manufacturer & backspace of the 17 X 10s?

    What year was the rear that was in it at the time?

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    Any chance we could get some detailed pics of how that IRS is installed?
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    Hey Mike,

    Any idea of the bs on the front wheels?
    What size tires?
    Any clearance issues?

    Thanks Mang.

    '10 Escape LTD. V6 AWD, K&N, VentVisors, Bullitt wheels.

    87 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Country Squire Station Wagon. 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, Boxed LCA's, Explorer Intake, 65mm T-body, 'Stang Cam, 'Stang Air tube, K&N, GT-40X Heads, 1" Spacer, 1 5/8 BBK's, 2.5" Pypes X-pipe w/high flow cats, Single Chamber Thunderbolts, B&M 'vertor, Po-lice Swaybars, Dead AOD.....

    '91 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park Station Wagon. K-Code, 4.10's, Repacked Trac Loc, MK VII LSC Engine, 'Stang Upper Intake, 'Stang Air Tube, K&N, 65 mm T-Body, 'Stang Headers, 'Stang Cat Pipe,'Stang Torque Convertor, 2 Chamber Thunderbolts...

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