+1 on second, but most of the time it still hops though.Try it in second gear, also look into shocks, FLSFC's and delrin/urathane bushings
plus one. and make sure u never try to power through the wheel hop and stay heavy on the gas. if u feel the rear end jerking again, just let off the gas a lil bit and then get back on it(but dont stomp the throttle reallly quick when u get back on it). youre gonna have to practice real good throttle control with these cobra IRS's, especially from a dead stop. its gonna suck at first but it will be easy when u get some practice launching your car hard from a dig.just wheel hop.
if it doesnt burn out smove, and starts to hop STOP IMMEDIATLY, you will break something, most likely a halfshaft, but you can also break the driveshaft, pumpkin, or transmission.
if it hops stop.
i think more do it for the 150LBS savings, and its cheaper to strengthen than a IRS.i think the main reason some people do a solid rear swap on the irs cobras is because they wanna do 1/4 m. racing mostly and a solid can be built to put down the power better and cheaper.
to an extent.+1..... you can also make a straight axle out handle an IRS.
You can adjust toe and camber with a stick. But making those adjustments are over most peoples heads. It requires tweaking the axle tubes.to an extent.
in the solid axle the only thing you can adjust is ride height.
in the IRS you can adjust camber, and toe to get the most out of your tires.
if you put the $$ into a IRS it will outhandle a stick axle every time.
Its all a matter of opinion. If you are making constant adjustments to the rear then yes IRS is better. The limiting factor on these cars mostly comes from the front suspension.then you take a chances in messing up your axles, and the tubes not being bent right.
for road course IRS > stick
you can look at it another way too, even if you set up the IRS 0 camber 0 toe like the solid, its still going to respond better to uneven surfaces and going around turns better than the stick.Its all a matter of opinion. If you are making constant adjustments to the rear then yes IRS is better. The limiting factor on these cars mostly comes from the front suspension.