Jaguar IRS in a Scimitar GTE
I read on the Yahoo! Autos forum that "back in the day" a guy named Bill Cowell made this conversion to a Scimitar GTE... A few emails later and with the kind permission of Mr Cowell and the RSSOC Slice magazine where it was first published (issue 76) I'm pleased to say I have all the details here.
...or download it in .pdf format here.
Is it worth it?
Yeah of course it is! Sure its hard work but here in V8 land where 450 / 500 bhp is not so tough to see you may need the extra strength - not to mention the handling bonus. Sure its a bit heavier than a Salisbury axle, but a) if you have all that power its not a problem, b) the rear braking effort will really pull you up fast and c) if you have some of the heavier V8 engines it'll balance out nicely ta very much.
If you think its a bad idea to fit IRS to a Scimitar then please write your reasoning on a postcard and send it to:
Finally, "Hats off to Bill Cowell"