Does a SRA hurt the value of a 03/04 cobra

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Looking for another cobra, seeing a few that have a solid axle. Wondering what people’s thoughts are does a solid axle hurt the value of a terminator?
 

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It will depend on the prospective buyer. Some would want an original IRS, while others might even prefer a SRA if they intend to track it.
 

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Personally if I was looking for a "legit" Cobra it would need the IRS. Wasnt worth it for my build but if I was paying Cobra insurance with a Cobra VIN, IRS needed. My $0.02
 

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I ran an 04 irs in my Mach for 5yrs. Those were the unhappiest years. Couldn't stand the clunk, the highway vibrations, the floppiness. The 100+ extra pounds sucked too. Poly diff mounts and aluminum driveshaft reduced driveline vibrations some, but they were never completely fixed. It turned a little better with the irs, took bumps isolated to one side of the car a little better, and the exhaust was cool to look at from behind, but at the cost of everything else it still wasn't worth it to me. I switched back to sra, built it, and would never go irs again. If I was looking for a Cobra, it would have to be totally stock, down to the air box, and 1 owner, or I wouldn't buy it. Which eliminates the vast majority anyway. But then I'd sra swap it first thing. Even more than foolishly installing stock brake pads, that irs was the worst thing I ever put in my car. 100%.
 
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Yes, because the odds of it being a numbers matching car or reverting to 100% stock status (where the collector money is) is slim.
 

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I ran an 04 irs in my Mach for 5yrs. Those were the unhappiest years. Couldn't stand the clunk, the highway vibrations, the floppiness. The 100+ extra pounds sucked too. Poly diff mounts and aluminum driveshaft reduced driveline vibrations some, but they were never completely fixed. It turned a little better with the irs, took bumps isolated to one side of the car a little better, and the exhaust was cool to look at from behind, but at the cost of everything else it still wasn't worth it to me. I switched back to sra, built it, and would never go irs again. If I was looking for a Cobra, it would have to be totally stock, down to the air box, and 1 owner, or I wouldn't buy it. Which eliminates the vast majority anyway. But then I'd sra swap it first thing. Even more than foolishly installing stock brake pads, that irs was the worst thing I ever put in my car. 100%.
The IRS in these cars is the biggest love hate component. I swapped one into my GT with complete FTBR bushing kit and toe links 10 years ago and you couldn't pay me to go back.

Over rough pavement they both transmit NVH. Going around corners is completely different and the ride on smooth pavement is far superior to me with the IRS. The only clunk I get is going from neutral to 1st gear at a dead stop. I had more knocking and clunking with my PHB on my SRA.

I love mine so much that if I ever built another car or bought a terminator it would have to be an IRS car.

To me a terminator isn't right without an IRS and I wouldn't consider one without it.

To each his own though.
 

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I think a lot of people consider the SRA a sign it was flogged repeatedly at the drag strip

whoops...brain fart on that one, meant to put SRA not IRS
 
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I think a lot of people consider the IRS a sign it was flogged repeatedly at the drag strip
Probably not the only mod either

Other possibility is that it was swapped early in the cars life by someone who wanted 'reliability' and was against IRS, and didn't want to build one etc
 

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Probably not the only mod either

Other possibility is that it was swapped early in the cars life by someone who wanted 'reliability' and was against IRS, and didn't want to build one etc

whoops, meant to say SRA is a sign it was flogged at the strip but you are correct, number of possible reasons but I think most people go to worst case scenario
 

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It would likely be harder to sell a SRA swapped car because many people want one in mostly stock condition and a SRA swap makes the car seem like it's probably been an abused drag car. But some people might be looking for one with a SRA.

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SVT's core values were Performance, Substance, Exclusivity, and Value. A solid rear axle would definitely detract from the substance of the vehicle. Perhaps the other three, too.
 

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