Originally Posted by Casull
In terms of making a solid rear axle an option, I can't believe so many people are already complaining about the IRS when absolutely no one has had a chance to see how it feels.
Not to mention, do you know how much money it would cost GM to redesign this car to work on a solid rear axle? The engineering costs, the tooling costs, and the lost production line capacity. The only people who would buy a solid rear axle anyway are hardcore enthusiests who actually intend to race their car. I hate to tell you but that is a very very small number of people that would have to absorb all of those added costs, or they would have to jack up the price of the IRS Camaros to recoup that money and that is just stupid if they are trying to minimize costs and compete. The solid rear axle as an option is just not a feasible option, it has to be one or the other, and don't be so quick to judge the capabilities of the IRS until someone has had a chance to drive on it!
Finally someone hit the nail on the head. That's exactly how I feel. The Vette has a very nice IRS set up and we don't hear about them breaking now do we??? GM won't put out a vehicle that has a crappy rear end that has horrible wheel hop when we punch it. Do you have any idea just how many complaints GM would have if that was the case??? The technology is there. DO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT
. The everyday ride around town and the occasional day at the track will be just fine. Have faith, my friends!