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Front Suspension Rebuild; Same as SN-95??
DanMarshall Offline
Junior Member
#1
Just wondering if the SN95 mustang and Turbo Coupe front suspension are the same. I need to rebuild the front suspension (Control Arm, Control Arm Bushings, Ball Joints and Struts) and was wondering if i could purchase SN-95 Control Arms and Ball Joints and if they would be a direct fit onto the Turbo Coupe Front end. The reason i ask is because i herd people were able to put SN95 Springs into their cars no problem and it spiked my interest. If anyone could help, that would be great.
1988 TurboCoupe 5 Speed 130,000 miles
1998 Ford Escort SE (Daily Driver)
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deadbird Offline
Posting Freak
#2
interested in this..../
1987 5 sp.
- 4.6 2v swap.
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Not B Anymore Offline
Administrator
#3
You can use the SN-95 control arms - they are dimensionally the same, but you should use the T-Bird/Cougar ball joints. The stud on the SN-95 ball joint is shorter and have a different thread pitch. There are those who have used them, but I'd play it safe and use the T-Bird ball joints.
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
Moderator
#4
yes control bolt directly into the k-member.
the ball joint is the difference as "B" said.
i am using sn95 control in my TC but um also running SN95 spindles and hubs.
if you swap in TC ball joints dont go cheap, i ran the lower grade in my all stock 87 tc. they pressed in too easily in my opinion. i had this same issue on customer's car when using the lower grade ball joints. I have moog in the 88 with the SN95 set up.
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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Redbone Offline
Senior Member
#5
Are the V-6 and V-8 control arms the same or do you have to use the V-8 ones? Thanks.
All your boost are belong to us
1988 TC 5m 3" elbow back exhaust(with cat and muffler), Walbro 255, gillis mbc, airbox removed w/ K&N cone, A/C removed, Spec clutch, Ranger roller swap.

John A.
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BJL Offline
Moderator
#6
Redbone Wrote:Are the V-6 and V-8 control arms the same or do you have to use the V-8 ones? Thanks.

they are the same.
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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