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I've watched that before many times. I wish I was around to see them new.

Oh how I am in the wrooooong generation! lol
 

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Man that brings me back. I remember watching that when it came out.. Amazing. Thanks for the memories..:thumbsup:
 

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Man that brings me back. I remember watching that when it came out.. Amazing. Thanks for the memories..:thumbsup:
I know, me too. I remember when our IROC was brand new and we went to Whiteside Chevrolet in East Liverpool OH to pick it up. June 2, 1989. I swear that car was the baddest thing on the road. 5.7L TPI, hypertech chip... wow it was fast. Today, well lets just say the car still takes me back... but i can't help but wonder how, everytime I drive it, how we thought it was fast.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the car but the performance is nothing really... Amazing what advances have been made in 20 years!

 

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Nice cars man. The IROC still looks bad a$$, the 5th gen looks LARGE, sinister but LARGE.

I have an IROC that is the same color as yours, with some modern updates. If your interstested you can make the 80's tech 5.7 kick the crap out of your 5th gen. Intake, heads, cam, tune and exhaust. Your IROC is about 300 pounds lighter than the 5th gen also, it's doesnt take much to make it outrun your SS.

By the way, my wife loves the 5th gen Camaro and will have one in the garage in a couple of years.
 

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I know, me too. I remember when our IROC was brand new and we went to Whiteside Chevrolet in East Liverpool OH to pick it up. June 2, 1989. I swear that car was the baddest thing on the road. 5.7L TPI, hypertech chip... wow it was fast. Today, well lets just say the car still takes me back... but i can't help but wonder how, everytime I drive it, how we thought it was fast.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the car but the performance is nothing really... Amazing what advances have been made in 20 years!

Id love to take that 5th gen drivetrain and put it in that third gen :D. that ls3 would really move something 1000 pounds lighter. of coarse id upgrade the brakes and suspention too.
 

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Id love to take that 5th gen drivetrain and put it in that third gen :D. that ls3 would really move something 1000 pounds lighter. of coarse id upgrade the brakes and suspention too.
I have helped on some 4th gen change overs that worked out nice. A friend of mine wanted to open a conversion shop but it just didnt seem that there was a big calling for it. Maybe with the 5th gens it might happen. a 3rd gen with 5th gen running gear would be something.
 

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I have helped on some 4th gen change overs that worked out nice. A friend of mine wanted to open a conversion shop but it just didnt seem that there was a big calling for it. Maybe with the 5th gens it might happen. a 3rd gen with 5th gen running gear would be something.
IRS and all...would be cool :thumbsup:
 

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IRS and all...would be cool :thumbsup:
DTS makes an 8.8" Aluminum Pumpkin for DIY IRS setups. I've been toying with the idea of making an IRS setup for a 3rd gen around that. Just need to make alot of stuff for it though that I can't engineer.

Last I thought of it, this was the list of parts to be made for it:

Pumpkin carrier
A-Arms
CV housings & Joints
Wheel Uprights
Wheel Hubs
Halfshafts
CV's
Toe rods
Castor/Camber Plates
Rotor Carriers
Bearings

The uprights would probably be steel or aluminum, the Halfshafts would be Aermet, A-Arms and Toe rods would be steel, the housings would be Aluminum with Aermet inserts, hubs would be steel or aluminum.

Obviously my engineering skills are far less than my fab skills.
 

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DTS makes an 8.8" Aluminum Pumpkin for DIY IRS setups. I've been toying with the idea of making an IRS setup for a 3rd gen around that.
All you really need is a back half of a corvette suspension. and setup the drive shaft and then measure out your brackets to hold the whole thing together.. I heard the guys that came up with the IRS for the 1st and 2nd gens was working on a 3rd and 4th but I heard wrong. It can be done. I know I dont have the time to do it myself as of late.
 

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All you really need is a back half of a corvette suspension. and setup the drive shaft and then measure out your brackets to hold the whole thing together.. I heard the guys that came up with the IRS for the 1st and 2nd gens was working on a 3rd and 4th but I heard wrong. It can be done. I know I dont have the time to do it myself as of late.
The C4 IRS swap is a cluster**** nightmare that gains little or nothing over the stock 10 bolt except the I did it factor. That has been discussed several times over on TGO. Very few people actually try to do it, even fewer finish it, and almost no one says it was worth the effort.

To get a decent IRS under the rear of a Third gen, you need to go the complete custom way. Problem is that its a diminishing return when you can make that 10 bolt handle just as well.
 
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