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Thread: Any 2017 MK4's with 2015 IRS in Northern Virginia?

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    Any 2017 MK4's with 2015 IRS in Northern Virginia?

    I'd like to design a new battery box that will fit in the newer MK4 chassis with the updated 2015 independent rear suspension in the Northern Virginia area (I live in Manassas). I'm tired of telling people that my FFmetal battery boxes won't fit in their car.
    Non-donor - Engine Factory 351w/400hp - TKO500 - 3-Link - Cobra brakes - FFmetal - Wilwood pedals - FR500 wheels - NCPainter

    Owner of FFmetal.com

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    Hi Bill. NW Ohio here. Hate to tell you that I have the FFMetals battery box in my Mk4 with 2015 IRS. I did have to remove a little metal from the forward corners to clear the center section. Not to big a deal. Works nice in there. It is a tight fit though. Good luck.
    JRL16
    Mk4 delivered 4/28/16. First start 10/15/16. First gocart 11/10/16. Engine Factory 427W. 750 carb. Tremec TKO600. 2015 IRS. Power steering. Whitby power brakes. Wilwood brakes. 18" wheels. Falken tires. Sway bars front and rear. Forte hydraulic clutch and mechanical throttle linkage. Scott's Hot Rods triple reservoir. Ceramic coated headers. Gasín sidepipes. Heated seats. Herb Fraser walnut door panels. Wipers. Console.

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    Yeah, FFR changed their Mk4/IRS chassis design sometime in the first half of 2017. Some had and 1" tubular brace above the diff, and some didn't. Sounds like you got lucky.

    You can see here that there's a brace in the way now:


    This is a shot of the earlier chassis design without that brace:
    Non-donor - Engine Factory 351w/400hp - TKO500 - 3-Link - Cobra brakes - FFmetal - Wilwood pedals - FR500 wheels - NCPainter

    Owner of FFmetal.com

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    Was unaware FFR changed it. No way for the box to fit. Have you thought about the Breeze battery box for the front of the car?
    JRL16
    Mk4 delivered 4/28/16. First start 10/15/16. First gocart 11/10/16. Engine Factory 427W. 750 carb. Tremec TKO600. 2015 IRS. Power steering. Whitby power brakes. Wilwood brakes. 18" wheels. Falken tires. Sway bars front and rear. Forte hydraulic clutch and mechanical throttle linkage. Scott's Hot Rods triple reservoir. Ceramic coated headers. Gasín sidepipes. Heated seats. Herb Fraser walnut door panels. Wipers. Console.

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    Hi Bill, mine is a complete kit with 2015 IRS #9059 delivered 3/23/17. A few pics from April when I installed the IRS
    JRIMG_0330 (1).JPGIMG_0331 (1).JPG
    Last edited by jrcuz; 01-09-2018 at 08:27 AM.
    MK4 complete kit #9059 ordered 1/19/17 delivered 3/23/17, 2015 IRS, Fortes/DART347,TKO 600, hyd clutch, P/S, 12.88 wilwood brakes front and rear, high back kirkey seats, heater/defrost and vintage gauges
    First start and go-cart 4/11/18

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    JRL16, I own FFmetal.com and apparently need to design a different battery box. My car's been on the road for 12+ years.

    JR, I sent you a PM a few minutes ago. I'd like to come down and see your car again.
    Non-donor - Engine Factory 351w/400hp - TKO500 - 3-Link - Cobra brakes - FFmetal - Wilwood pedals - FR500 wheels - NCPainter

    Owner of FFmetal.com

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    Hey Bill, per our separate e-mail exchange (due to being a victim of the recent chassis change), I would love to help as I have the new chassis set-up that is not compatible with your current box and would REALLY love to mount the battery (hidden) in the trunk.

    Unfortunately I'm in MA, but would love to help out any way I can.
    Mk4 #9165, Base Kit with lots of options, Delivery on 08/17/2017, Coyote, 2015 IRS, 18" Halibrands, 12.99" Wilwoods

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    I'm now back looking for another MK4 with the 2015 IRS option in the Northern Virginia area. JRcuz was incredibly helpful and is too far along in his build to help me.
    Non-donor - Engine Factory 351w/400hp - TKO500 - 3-Link - Cobra brakes - FFmetal - Wilwood pedals - FR500 wheels - NCPainter

    Owner of FFmetal.com

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    Still looking for a 2017+ MK4 with 2015 IRS and still in the build process.
    Non-donor - Engine Factory 351w/400hp - TKO500 - 3-Link - Cobra brakes - FFmetal - Wilwood pedals - FR500 wheels - NCPainter

    Owner of FFmetal.com

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    got one up in MA if that works.
    Mk4 #9165, Base Kit with lots of options, Delivery on 08/17/2017, Coyote, 2015 IRS, 18" Halibrands, 12.99" Wilwoods

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlewis View Post
    got one up in MA if that works.
    Sorry, a bit too far.
    Non-donor - Engine Factory 351w/400hp - TKO500 - 3-Link - Cobra brakes - FFmetal - Wilwood pedals - FR500 wheels - NCPainter

    Owner of FFmetal.com

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