5TH GEN Z28 SUSPENSION AND REAR DIF. IN A 2ND GEN???

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by FlamedOutZ28, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. FlamedOutZ28

    FlamedOutZ28 New Member

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    Does anyone know anything about these 5th Gen rear end dimensions before I go throwing this one in my 2nd Gen? I'm having trouble finding anything on other forums, figured someone here would already have a yes/no answer. I mostly need it for the brakes, plus, it's so cheap I figured I might as well buy it to have it........ help.
     
  2. badazz81z28

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    The amount of work is tremendous hence why it’s not widely popular. But I do know people have done IRS swaps, however I’m not sure on any particulars.
     
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    79T/Aman Veteran Member NastyZ28 Sponsor NastyZ28 Sponsor Lifetime Gold Member

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    you are better off doing a C5 IRS swap, there is a company that makes a 2nd gen cradle to make it relatively simple.
     
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    How much extra weight would that add to a 2nd gen? I don't think the pain would be worth the gain, lot of guys going fast around curves with leaf springs.
     
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    I looked into it, I picked up a low mileage C5 rear cradle for cheap, 79T is right, it is fairly simple but it means back halfing the car, the expense begins with having to narrow the C5 cradle and axles because the C5 track width is alot wider than our cars, and then you need coil overs because you can't use the C5 leaf spring and then you'd need a diff from a 5th gen camaro which are relatively cheap but gear ratios are limited, having said all that it's still more cost effective than most of the big name rear kits....sure is tempting!! if I could get the the C5 front cradle to work I would have gone for it as it would work well with the Ls7 and dry sump.
     
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    You need to check the track widths. I'm pretty sure the 5th gen has a much wider track width.
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    What does that cost Lowend??? I tried looking in the link....
     
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    With the Strange S60 diff over 14K
     
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    bet that can't keep enough of those in stock......lol
     

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