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post #1 of 6 Old 07-31-2012, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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5th Gen Rear end under a 2nd Gen

How much work would it take to put the rear end and suspension from a 5th Gen under a 2nd Gen?
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post #2 of 6 Old 08-01-2012, 10:16 AM
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ummm, probably a lot of fabrication. Plus the 5th gen diff and axles really aren't that strong. If it's IRS that you want, I'm sure that the aftermarket offers some good solutions.

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Powerfreak is right... for durability in a 2nd gen IRS unit you would be better of with a C6 vette setup. maybe a C5 as well. Both would include some serious modifications.
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Powerfreak is right... for durability in a 2nd gen IRS unit you would be better of with a C6 vette setup. maybe a C5 as well. Both would include some serious modifications.
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If you could obtain the whole car then go ahead but as said there will be a ton of modifications. I'm sure theres an aftermarket solution out there that is bolt in and or easier ways such as mentioned with the earlier corvette and even Jaguar conversions.

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