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Old 04-22-2017, 04:02 PM   #1
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Prepping for a 8.8 swap in my '82 242. Can anyone confirm that the ipd adjustable torque & panhard bars work for this - enough adjustment etc?

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Old 04-22-2017, 05:55 PM   #2
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with all the mounts cut off, and volvo ones welded on, there should be no difference, so yes, the IPD gear should work.
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:51 PM   #3
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with all the mounts cut off, and volvo ones welded on, there should be no difference, so yes, the IPD gear should work.
Thanks, although I understood that stock mounts put on larger OD 8.8 tubes changed the geometry quite a bit - which is why I was asking.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:13 PM   #4
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For the the torque rods yes, given the taller tube OD. They will have to be adjusted. The panhard bar, not so much, given how it's mounted. You'll still have to center the rear, and it's going to be no different from a Dana 30.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:22 PM   #5
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IPD torque rods bolted from one rear to the other with no changes - it's a function of how careful you are with the jig to get the ear's mounting holes in the same place. I had to heat/flatten the Panhard rod right where it bends to create a bit more clearance for the ring-gear-hump in the 8.8" cover. Other than that, everything else bolted right up.
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:10 PM   #6
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I made a bracket/spherical bearing kit that allowed use of stock suspension components.

It did use the stock panard mount since it is a quite complex piece. I don't have any left but thought about making some more kits.



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Old 04-22-2017, 10:57 PM   #7
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Hey Mopar!
Damn - I was hoping you might have some more. I'd be interested in a kit if the timeline wasn't too long. I think in your thread on this you mentioned that you weren't very excited about doing another run. Whats the one-off price? PM if that better

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Old 04-23-2017, 09:59 AM   #8
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IPD torque rods bolted from one rear to the other with no changes - it's a function of how careful you are with the jig to get the ear's mounting holes in the same place. I had to heat/flatten the Panhard rod right where it bends to create a bit more clearance for the ring-gear-hump in the 8.8" cover. Other than that, everything else bolted right up.
If you shorten your trailing arms 3/4 inch you can run the stock panhard bar with no issues
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If you shorten your trailing arms 3/4 inch you can run the stock panhard bar with no issues
That should be done to get wide tires to fit regardless.
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Exactly. I'm going to start working on getting 255s under the back
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Exactly. I'm going to start working on getting 255s under the back
I'm running 245/40/17 Toyo R1R which are pretty wide even for a 245. They fit good and could even tuck a bit.
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I have et street 235s under it which are okay for now, need to get something a little more for when I crank the boost.
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