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Old 04-17-2002, 19:15   #1 (permalink)
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Axle tramp in AU XR8 with IRS ???

Was speaking to a well known person in automotive industry yesterday, and he asked me if I knew of any other people having axle tramp problems in there AU's with IRS.

This person has a AU XR8 with IRS, and is having shocking axle tramp problems.

He is taking his car to a race track in the next few days with a reporter from a magazine, as they are writing a story on his car.

He approached both ford and tickford to find out if there is anyway to fix this problem, as he doesnt want photo's of the rear of his car bouncing all over the place when he launches.

The only responce he has received so far is "you cant get axle tramp with IRS"

Anyone have any suggestions or comments?
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Old 04-17-2002, 19:45   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Axle tramp in AU XR8 with IRS ???

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Was speaking to a well known person in automotive industry yesterday, and he asked me if I knew of any other people having axle tramp problems in there AU's with IRS.

This person has a AU XR8 with IRS, and is having shocking axle tramp problems.

He is taking his car to a race track in the next few days with a reporter from a magazine, as they are writing a story on his car.

He approached both ford and tickford to find out if there is anyway to fix this problem, as he doesnt want photo's of the rear of his car bouncing all over the place when he launches.

The only responce he has received so far is "you cant get axle tramp with IRS"

Anyone have any suggestions or comments?
I thought you only get axle tramp with leaf springs, and some coil sprung live axle set ups, you should not get axle tramp from IRS, unless there is something wrong with it?
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I've been in the same boat. I think it has a bit to do with the way you launch it. Try getting the revs up higher before letting it go, as well as increasing the tyre pressure. It seems to happen less doing it this way.

Since I got the adjustable shocks, I can also help reduce it by cranking up the setting to it's hardest.
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Old 04-17-2002, 20:08   #4 (permalink)
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My AU XR6 with IRS does it as well, particularly in the wet.
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The Mustang Cobra suffers from bad axle tramp also, the serious drag racers are converting back to live axle as its the cheapest sollution....
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Hmmm as far as i'm aware it was the earlier commo's with IRS and relatively big hp's that done some bad axle tramp.

I thought the AU IRS was faultless. :oo1: :oo1:
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My VT gets axle tramp.

To fix the problem, I just give it more boot!!

Then it stops bouncing and starts burning:s5
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All Holden IRS set-ups TRAMP anyone thats fixed the problem will make a fortune!

My A9X race car could leave the start line with 5k dumps and have 2 perfect black lines thru 1st and 2nd gear.

SS Ute Axle Tramps at 2000rpm and feels like a jack hammer- once it starts back off then squeese gently back to WOT. CSV isnt as bad but its not good either
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unfortunatelly, i can't offer advice BUT i can say: good old live axle. :)
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IMO, tyres to grippy, need to increase tyre pressures, or Nolathane bush your ass end, or give it more stick...
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