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Best guads?
Harvs Offline
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#1
I need new guads, what are the "best" in your opinion? I was leaning towards the Konis
Sandlewood beige 88 coupe 93k/ super 60 T3 at 24 pounds/ ATR 3" no cat or tail pipe/ 255lph high pressure pump/ Kirban AFPR at 42/ Spec stg3/ GN FMIC/ 1g DSM BOV/ 14* timing/ disconected KS/ Tri-ax short throw/ Autometer boost,vac and air to fuel/ 140 spedo/ Ford motorsports 5300-c springs/ tubular rear upper cntrl arms.
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
If you have to have the absolute best, and have deep pockets, I agree that Koni are probably the best, but the quads are of secondary importance to the suspension, and I personally would not spend big $$ on them. I am perfectly happy with my $12 each Monroes. If you use aftermarket control arms, the quads become completely unnecessary.

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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 02 Taurus Vulcan(wifes car)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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Harvs Offline
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#3
I dont know if you or anyones else had had this problem but, when i hit bumps the back end kicks out, not the tires, but the body, it really annoying, what could it be?
Sandlewood beige 88 coupe 93k/ super 60 T3 at 24 pounds/ ATR 3" no cat or tail pipe/ 255lph high pressure pump/ Kirban AFPR at 42/ Spec stg3/ GN FMIC/ 1g DSM BOV/ 14* timing/ disconected KS/ Tri-ax short throw/ Autometer boost,vac and air to fuel/ 140 spedo/ Ford motorsports 5300-c springs/ tubular rear upper cntrl arms.
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Chuck W Offline
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#4
Old, soft, squishy, feeble control arm bushings (uppers more so). Also a dead Quad, or shock might cause some odd things to happen as well...

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Harvs Offline
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#5
Quote:Originally posted by Chuck W:
Old, soft, squishy, feeble control arm bushings (uppers more so). Also a dead [b]Quad, or shock might cause some odd things to happen as well...

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I have those 12 dolllar guads i just changed so its not those. And i put brand new PRC shocks on so it must be the control arm bushings. Do any old autoparts store have them?
Sandlewood beige 88 coupe 93k/ super 60 T3 at 24 pounds/ ATR 3" no cat or tail pipe/ 255lph high pressure pump/ Kirban AFPR at 42/ Spec stg3/ GN FMIC/ 1g DSM BOV/ 14* timing/ disconected KS/ Tri-ax short throw/ Autometer boost,vac and air to fuel/ 140 spedo/ Ford motorsports 5300-c springs/ tubular rear upper cntrl arms.
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natmac3 Offline
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#6
$88.00 for the rear-end rebuild kit from PST.

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Glenn 88TC Offline
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#7
Quads? I don't have no stinkin quads. I removed them 3 years ago.

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mods: SDS Digital Fuel Injection, ported & polished big valve head(1.89/1.59), .500 lift roller cam, custom upper and ported lower intakes, 60-1 stage III .63 turbo, powerstroke intercooler, 60mm throttle body, 75pph injectors, Walboro 255HP pump, Kirban adj. fuel reg., ATR header, 3" exhaust with Dynomax Ultraflow muffler, MSD 6al, MSD coil, MSD Launch Control, MSD 8.5mm wires, K&N filter, Star stage III clutch, Greddy Profec B boost controller, Weld Draglites with M/T ET Street 26x11.5/15
NO TC and NO headaches.
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Chuck W Offline
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#8
Yeah, I have never run them either. They're a factory band-aid there to help dampen the the fact that Ford chose to use the largest rubber bushings known to man, and the slapper bars on the early cars were too noisy. If you get some better lower arms, or install poly...you'll be negating the need for them..

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Glenn 88TC Offline
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Quote:Originally posted by Chuck W:
Yeah, I have never run them either. They're a factory band-aid there to help dampen the the fact that Ford chose to use the largest rubber bushings known to man, and the slapper bars on the early cars were too noisy. If you get some better lower arms, or install poly...you'll be negating the need for them..


Good lowers, I guess that means HPM's. They are the only ones made for our cars anymore, aren't they? I know you can run a GM "A" body upper.



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mods: SDS Digital Fuel Injection, ported & polished big valve head(1.89/1.59), .500 lift roller cam, custom upper and ported lower intakes, 60-1 stage III .63 turbo, powerstroke intercooler, 60mm throttle body, 75pph injectors, Walboro 255HP pump, Kirban adj. fuel reg., ATR header, 3" exhaust with Dynomax Ultraflow muffler, MSD 6al, MSD coil, MSD Launch Control, MSD 8.5mm wires, K&N filter, Star stage III clutch, Greddy Profec B boost controller, Weld Draglites with M/T ET Street 26x11.5/15
NO TC and NO headaches.
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Chuck W Offline
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#10
Yeah Glenn..HPM is probably about it. I know that KB is going to be discontinuing the Tbird stuff..I just don't know when. If I wasn't elbow deep in this motor mount project and the IRS project for a buddy of mine, AND my own car projects, I'd look into it myself.
Anyway, I'm hyjacking the thread, so I'll stop [Image: biggrin.gif]

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