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chopped springs?
k98311 Offline
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#1
Pros, cons? any one have this on theyres?
1986 gold TC 5 speed 100000 miles turbo muffler cat delete
Sounds like a turbo diesel people say
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#2
That's how I lowered mine. Well - cutting the springs and removing the isolators. Some like it - some don't. The ride will be stiffer. My advice, if you are going to do it, would be to cut a little at a time until it gets where you want it. Better to have to make multiple cuts than cut too much off.

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Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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vinnietbird Offline
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#3
I simply used SN-95 springs and mine sits like yours.

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1988 Thunderbird. No details will be given or spoken of.
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#4
Indeed... but mine was freeeeeee. :rockin:
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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BJL Offline
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#5
B Wrote:Indeed... but mine was freeeeeee. :rockin:

haha mine too! i cut 1/2 coil in front!
running 17in 245/45r17 tires.

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Brian J Larkin
88TC 320k miles
T3, FMIC ,3in stinger exhaust, gillis,
255 walbro, afpr, 5spd swap,spec clutch, sn95 5 lug,.
89 Cougar XR7 3.8SC Auto
95 Ranger Splash 3.0 auto
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Ramos617 Offline
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#6
For the front I cut 5/8 of a coil off the springs
For the rear I installed rear springs from a 96 mustang gt vert
Replaced the struts n shocks with foxbody units and my car handles like it's on rails
1987 T-Bird
Too much stuff to list
Running better than ever
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OU812MACH1 Offline
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#7
I used 2000-2004 gt springs un cut in rear and 1 coil cut off in front. I think i attached photos front cut and un cut.

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ianbfromct Offline
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#8
Cut some sn95's on my 88tc with no isolators which can give me a little spring noise when its really cold i've noticed. I cut IIRC 1/2 a coil off.

I also ran semi used Tokicos shocks/struts meant for a SN95 which was a bad idea. Turns out the SN95s struts are slightly longer than fox springs and not to mention they couldn't hold up being on a lowered car. I blew out the Tokicos in a matter of months. Moral of the story buy Fox Koni Yellows once if you lower your bird. When my money tree grows ill be buying a set.
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88 5 speed TC
-3" DP,lowered, 255 Walbro, Gillis valve, Cobra R's, bondo/rust, Stinger's PIMP Ecu
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ianbfromct Offline
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#9
Update: the money tree never grew so I ran some cheapo monro shocks for a Fox body..

I also found my MM struts were not installed correctly so that added to my crappy ride. It was basically bottoming out the strut all the time. It should also be noted I cut SN95s slightly and did not run a isolator. I feel that this was a mistake so I put isolators back in. These gave me enough lift to make it more driveable.

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Bent from bottoming out on a pothole
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Gross
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Used plates that I repainted from Chip
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How it sits now
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88 5 speed TC
-3" DP,lowered, 255 Walbro, Gillis valve, Cobra R's, bondo/rust, Stinger's PIMP Ecu
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CaifanSC Offline
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#10
wow, really digging the stance of your car...so that combo is OEM SN95 springs (1/2 coil cut front/rear) and fox-specific struts? did you need isolators or adapters for the springs?
1993 SC 5.0L Auto Red, 1994 SC 5-speed Teal, 1995 SC 5-speed Chameleon Blue
1992 Feature Mustang Convertible 5-speed Vibrant Red, 1991 BMW 850i 6-speed Red, 1994 BMW 850CSi 6-speed Red
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