so I open track my cobra on occasion. I make 635hp. Needless to say traction can be a challenge. Especially when coming out of a corner. Will a mm torque arm help much? How much? Thanks...
I'm glad to hear that. Can you please be a bit more specific? I did take the time to scrub previous posts, but nothing really hit the nail on the head.It helps a lot.
You will have to have the tailpipes modified. The x/h pipe will need to be modified to clear the torque arm cross member. I took my car to an offroad truck shop and let them cut and weld away on the exhaust. Diff cover should be fine. If it clears the rear sway bar, it'll clear the phb bracket.One last question fellas: So i'm running a trickflow Diff cover and a magnaflow over the axle catback. Will I have to modify or remove these? What are my options here? The car mostly see's street duty, so I don't want to get too crazy...
Yes. I swapped to an SRA back in 2004.
If you are going to use Maximum Motorsports, read this link here. Some good info: Maximum Motorsports Torque-arm FAQs : Maximum Motorsports, the Latemodel Mustang Performance Suspension Leader!Question as I get ready for this project. As for the shocks/springs portion of the equation, I currently running Tokico D-specs and eibach sportlines in the rear. Will this work?
78' fairmont. Ain't that the truth. lolComing out of slow 2nd gear corners I used to have to slowly roll into the throttle or go up in smoke and maybe lose the rear end. Now I just plant the throttle and hold on.
The other difference it that before if the car started to push a little I would just feed it more throttle to loosen up the rear and then the front would bite and the car would rotate. Now when it starts to push I have to ease up a little because there is no way to loosen up the rear with the throttle. I'm going to a bigger sway bar to try to move it back toward neutral. I have already gone up in rear spring rate.
TA/PHB does a great job of fixing my 1978 Fairmont.
HD Bils,H&R Race up front w/ Super Race on the rear. With TA it actually rides better than when I had the Race springs on the rear. Going up in rear bar to reduce push. MM said I can't go up any more in rear springs w/o getting new shocks.78' fairmont. Ain't that the truth. lol
So I think I'll replace the springs all the way around as well since I have cut eibach progressives in front and sportlines in back.
Any suggestions? I don't want the 4x4 look back, but performance is predominant here. So i'll sacrific looks if I have to. Remember this is a part-time OT'er at best...
I can't even put into words how much of a difference my TA made for me, the car was so loose it was ridiculous, now it's got so much more traction it's crazy.
That being said, with 635 HP, you're probably still going to have traction issues.