SCMC Message Forum  
Go Back   SCMC Message Forum > SVT Platforms > 96 - 01 SVT Cobra Forum
User Name

Register FAQ Members List SCMC Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: michigan
Posts: 1
rear end mounts

I have a 1999 SVT, should I mount the rear end solid or use the rubber bushing? I have noticed that other SVT owners have installed different kinds of mounts to help hold the IRS in place. Please give some info on this. Thanks much

michigansvt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2010, 10:54 PM   #2
Registered User
Lumpydogs's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Southeast Michigan
Posts: 517
Depends on what you want to do with your Cobra. In my opinion/experience the urethane bushings offer very little improvement over the factory rubber bushings but may slightly reduce wheel hop. I would only install urethane if the factory rubber was worn out.

Delrin solid bushings make a noticeable difference on road racing tracks but increase noise and harshness. A full interior will greatly reduce the noise increase but the harshness is still noticeable, not real bad but noticeable.

Having said that I feel that street only vehicles are just fine with the factory rubber. Drag cars typically swap out the IRS for a solid axle and don't need IRS bushings. Road course only cars typically go with Delrin or solid bushings.

You will have to decide what you want and what you are willing to live with.

p.s. Removing the stock factory rubber bushings is a major PITA.

I hope this helps.
2001 Cobra Coupe
NA Mod Motor 329 rwhp 344 rwtq
Lumpydogs is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2017 SCMC, Inc