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Old 11-19-2001, 08:18 PM   #1
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-have any of you guys every seen a gnx (Grand National) rear suspension set up?I think It may be almost a direct bolt in if for an F-body or at least make any 8.5" 10 Bolt bolt in, It uses a torque arm and panhard rod setup.I was looking aty them last night and I think it may be a much better way to go than to get stuck paying 2000+ for a 12 bolt. As the 8.5 inch 10 bolt is just as strong if not stronger than a 12 bolt.
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It may be a good idea but there could be a few problems. One would be finding a rear. Those things are a pain to come by and people who have them want a fortune. Second, it would more than likely be the wrong width, requiring cutting down, new axles, etc. Third would be finding the GNX equipment to bolt up a torque arm. The GNX cars are hard to find, let alone misc. parts for them... Just some thoughts.
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The one thing that isn't shown in the pic from Big Mike is how the torque arm bolts to the rear. It can be seen in this diagram:

GNX rear diagram

Instead of bolting to the housing, it bolts up to one funky a$$ differential cover. That could be a problem to get ahold of......

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Agreed on the problem of finding one - there were only ~500(?) made and that rear is exclusive to them. The GN/TType had the standard upper/lower control arm setup. Also, looks like the arm mount is comletely different and on the opposite side. Looks line in the long run it would be more expensive than a 12 bolt.
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Old 11-29-2001, 09:56 PM   #6
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I researched this a little and I found there is a company that is making this suspension set currently howevr it would not be cost effective. <img src="images/icons/frown.gif" border="0">
https://www.kirbanperformance.com/gnx.htm
Well it seemed like a good idea untill I saw the price of the kit <img src="images/icons/smile.gif" border="0">
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I agree, the Kirban unit while a GNX clone is as expensive as buying a 12 bolt, then you have to do all the mods to make it fit. The torque arm attaches to the differetial cover and wouldn't fit under F-bodys anyway. For a 8.5" rear they were incredibly strong, many low 10 second cars with no problems. Unlike our glass *** ends.
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