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Old 10-11-2018, 11:06 AM   #51
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I meant more along the lines of how the suspension kinematics perform, anti-dive/squat, etc.
Well, depends on what your goals are, but most folks don't wanna cut up their fenders and extend their wheel base so fitment matters quite a bit, hence the advice to research the fitment.

As far as picking a suspension, find a car that handles well in its stock form, then prioritize aftermarket support, then prioritize price and availability. Presumably, an IRS will perform the same under any chassis so long as the angles don't change. Subframes make this the easiest since you have no cutting, measuring, rewelding and fabrication to do apart from making sure the whole thing is mounted correctly (usually four bolts to worry about as opposed to sixteen angles and spacing if you attempt to modify the suspension subframe and reuse its parts with your own mounting brackets).

IMHO it's a little over the top to nitpick exact specs. If you're going from solid axle to IRS, any decent handling donor car will make a significant upgrade in drivability and handling.

I chose my setup because I bought an S13 for its engine, which I sold, then decided to swap suspension instead, then bought a 300zx to upgrade said suspension and decided to keep its suspension instead. Not exactly a linear path of thinking but in the end, it's an improvement over my 1965 rusted suspension geometry by several magnitudes.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:21 AM   #52
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Well, depends on what your goals are, but most folks don't wanna cut up their fenders and extend their wheel base so fitment matters quite a bit, hence the advice to research the fitment.

As far as picking a suspension, find a car that handles well in its stock form, then prioritize aftermarket support, then prioritize price and availability. Presumably, an IRS will perform the same under any chassis so long as the angles don't change. Subframes make this the easiest since you have no cutting, measuring, rewelding and fabrication to do apart from making sure the whole thing is mounted correctly (usually four bolts to worry about as opposed to sixteen angles and spacing if you attempt to modify the suspension subframe and reuse its parts with your own mounting brackets).

IMHO it's a little over the top to nitpick exact specs. If you're going from solid axle to IRS, any decent handling donor car will make a significant upgrade in drivability and handling.

I chose my setup because I bought an S13 for its engine, which I sold, then decided to swap suspension instead, then bought a 300zx to upgrade said suspension and decided to keep its suspension instead. Not exactly a linear path of thinking but in the end, it's an improvement over my 1965 rusted suspension geometry by several magnitudes.
I was thinking along these lines, all the nissan IRS cars can be made to handle as you need. there is tons of aftermarket support, and are extremely adjustable. If you havent, check out some of the stuff PBM has engineered, they have some wild stuff these days

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Old 12-19-2018, 09:15 PM   #53
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Have you made anymore progress on this thing?
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:52 PM   #54
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I have some updates, been distracted by a BMW I bought with a friend. Its also hot as hell here (Tempe AZ), but these are lame excuses...

Rear shock towers started:


removable front core support, still need to mount intercooler:



Rear wheel/ fender setup started:

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Old 08-15-2019, 01:52 PM   #55
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Those rear flares look pretty good......care to share which ones they are? Width?

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Old 08-15-2019, 01:58 PM   #56
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Those rear flares look pretty good......care to share which ones they are? Width?

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they are cheap ones from amazon, not sure how they will hold up.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:38 AM   #57
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Rear suspension is progressing
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Old 09-03-2019, 03:21 PM   #58
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I love your build. Great work.

The pictures make me hate photobuket. I used to just dislike. But after seing how their watermark ruins the pictures. I f'n hate them.

Wish you well with the project.
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:35 PM   #59
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I love your build. Great work.

The pictures make me hate photobuket. I used to just dislike. But after seing how their watermark ruins the pictures. I f'n hate them.

Wish you well with the project.
Thanks!

I hate that too, im going to switch to imgur I think
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Old 09-03-2019, 10:36 PM   #60
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I just bought an S14 subframe to swap on my 740... I hope Iíll be able to use some of your ideas to bolt the subframe to the 740 chassis. Nice job!
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:51 AM   #61
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I just bought an S14 subframe to swap on my 740... I hope Iíll be able to use some of your ideas to bolt the subframe to the 740 chassis. Nice job!
Dude! yes go for it.

not going to lie it has been a lot of work but 'YOLO'
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Old 09-04-2019, 10:57 AM   #62
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its nice to see the car on the ground finally with the suspensions installed


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Old 09-04-2019, 12:28 PM   #63
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Yay Imgur!
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Old 09-04-2019, 02:02 PM   #64
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This is bad ass. Makes me want to do a quick IRS on my car.
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Old 09-04-2019, 04:57 PM   #65
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Old 09-08-2019, 01:09 PM   #66
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updates from this weekend so far!
transmission mount fabricated, this also allows clearance for the exhaust to be tucked up as high as possible:



did some tin work on the rear, this was a challenge for me I havent worked with a lot of sheetmetal before. Its not pretty but its solidly built:



Shifter installed and trans tunnel clearanced:
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Old 09-10-2019, 11:13 PM   #67
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Hey , that tranny looks like thr r154 with extended shift assembly , Right?
Im doing the 7mgte and the hole was right dead on!!!!
although i made my own short shifter spacer and tacoma/mustang shifter combo .
Great job. Still working on mine .
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:02 PM   #68
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Hey , that tranny looks like thr r154 with extended shift assembly , Right?
Im doing the 7mgte and the hole was right dead on!!!!
although i made my own short shifter spacer and tacoma/mustang shifter combo .
Great job. Still working on mine .
correct, this engine and trans is from a toyota JZX100 chaser. I think if it wasn't extended it would fit better but I will make it work. ironically this was the case on my other car as well
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:54 AM   #69
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building the roll cage



front end: these are E30 head lights, not sure I love how it looks as of right now. need to make some sort of grill to make it all work, I may change it up later
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Old 09-16-2019, 06:39 PM   #70
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I kinda like it.It looks like the grandson of the continental car in the devilish movie " the car" in the 70!!! Nice roll cage and the rear end looks awesome!!!
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