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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:45 pm 
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help wanted : IRS setup to install in AU series 2 Wagon

i have read a few www sites which say that fairmont and ghia models came with IRS suspension in the rear end...
does that mean if i can get my hands on a IRS setup for a AU it will just bolt straight in with out cutting or welding any part of the underbody

if some one has a answer to my question that would be greatly appreciated.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 9:36 pm 
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I would've thought it would be a big job, as the wagons have a leaf sprung rear.
Is there any particular reason for wanting an IRS setup on the wagon?
For the effort and money that i think would need to be put it, there wouldn't be a great benefit, apart from the setup being unique.
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Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:00 pm 
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I think you will find that the IRS was only available in AU Fairmont and AU XR sedans, not wagons. I could be wrong, but i'm 99.9% sure that is correct.
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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:23 am 
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Wagons were leaf only. So unless you want to get it certified forget it.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:31 am 
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that would be a sihte load of effort hey.... would probably be easier putting a wagon shell on a fairmont ghia sedan!
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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:20 am 
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even soo, i know the irs has been put in other cars, would it be possible to do it? was there a specific reason for the wagon being leaf only?

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:51 am 
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rushed wrote:
even soo, i know the irs has been put in other cars, would it be possible to do it? was there a specific reason for the wagon being leaf only?


Leafs are the s**t when it comes to carrying capacity and towing which is why there still used on wagons and utes.

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:44 am 
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the wagon doesnt have the same shock mounts as the sedan, thus very hard to fit IRS

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:47 am 
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macxr8 wrote:
the wagon doesnt have the same shock mounts as the sedan, thus very hard to fit IRS


It's more than just the shocks buddy - by the way, this threads fair old now aye...

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:26 am 
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If you want an IRS wagon, go buy a Commo.
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