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Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:34 pm 
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Is there a way to tell if your vehicle has independant rear suspension by looking at it?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:45 pm 
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yup.
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 Post subject: Re: independant rear suspension
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:12 pm 
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Darkr wrote:
yup.


may i ask how?

 

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 Post subject: Re: independant rear suspension
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:21 pm 
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by looking at it....

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:24 pm 
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just look under it and if you cant really get under there to see it , stand back abit and look and if the tail pipe sits really low near the diff thats a dead give away and also if its lowered it has a slight bit of camber at the wheels

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:53 pm 
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are you from street fords forums?

 

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 Post subject: Re: independant rear suspension
Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:05 am 
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Doesn't a live rear end have the springs on the diff, while in IRS they are not?

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:13 am 
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Simply though, if you've got a 99 AU Forte, you don't have IRS.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:14 am 
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not sure if this is a serious thread but here goes...

look under your car - look closely at the back axle - a non independant rear end kinda looks, well, solid from wheel to wheel...it looks like a tube or pipe from one wheel to the other with a bulge in the middle where the tailshaft goes in (the `bulge ' bit is where the differential gears are...)

an independant rear has the same sorta bulge in the middle only it doesent look like a solid tube from the middle to the wheel - there may be u joints or rubber flexy looking joints between the bulge bit and a sorta tailshaft looking shaft going out to each rear wheel along with control arms ...

It might help for you to just say what kinda car you have and we can say whether it has an independant rear or not - generally older falcons don't, the older you have, the less likely it has one...

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:11 am 
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if your not sure what it looks like champ
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Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:46 am 
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there you go, a picture definately is worth a 1000 words - I should have found a pik rather than my explanation...those piks, are of course, an independent rear end...

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:34 am 
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and as far as we know, thats the only EL going round with an independent rear. must say, good job once again

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:59 am 
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there's 2 EL's and a EB-ED aswell that are on FM

 

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 Post subject: Re: independant rear suspension
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:26 pm 
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now that you've said that, i really really need pics of the boxcar lol i have a few similar projects on the burner but none of them involve fords, more performance orientated. as much as i love fords, for cut n shut value they're pretty limited compared to riceburners.

the only advantage of the irs is traction, it has no effect on handling other than more roll capability.

 

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low_ryda wrote:
the only advantage of the irs is traction, it has no effect on handling other than more roll capability.


Read that bit again. Then laugh at yourself.

What's handling? Simply increased (lateral) traction.

And the increased roll is handled the same as you would on a live axle rear end, stiffer springs, bigger sway bar.

IRS can in poor *cough* commodore *cough* implementations reduce acceleration traction if the wheels suffer massive dynamic negative camber gain.

 

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