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347BIRD Offline
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#1
Does anyone know which Koni shocks and struts fit the 87-88 turbo coupe birds?
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/40/17, 275/40/17, SN95 BBK lowering springs, SN95 Koni struts and shocks, Maximum Motorsports C/C plates, SN95 BMR tubular A-arms, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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Kuch Offline
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347,
From what I have gathered on here,as I have been looking for some Konis as well, is that the 94-04 Mustang GT shocks and struts fit. However, for the rear shocks, you will have to use some of the modified shock mounts, available here  https://tbirdcougarparts.com/  , he is a member on here as well. For the Konis I ordered from Maximum Motorsports along with some adjustable lower control arms and a set of Thunderbird specific caster camber plates,  https://www.maximummotorsports.com/Koni-C389.aspx . I ordered the STR-T's from Koni, but Maximum also has the yellows, not totally sure about the Red's you are looking for. Hope this helps
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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347BIRD Offline
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Perfect thanks man! I thought the sn95's could be used but I didn't know about the modified shock mount needed.. great info!
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/40/17, 275/40/17, SN95 BBK lowering springs, SN95 Koni struts and shocks, Maximum Motorsports C/C plates, SN95 BMR tubular A-arms, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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andrewjs18 Offline
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#4
I have the koni str.t (orange) struts and shocks waiting to go on my 87 TC...hopefully soon.

Kuch is right regarding the mustang shock brackets. the tbird factory shocks are 2-3in longer than the factory mustang shocks. these brackets will lower the mounting point for the mustang shocks and help bridge that 2-3in gap difference. they're also way stronger than the factory brackets.
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347BIRD Offline
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I got the new suspension in including Koni str t shocks, struts, maximum motorsports caster/camber plates, energy susp sway bar bushings and sway bar end links and there is a world of difference! I thank this website for a lot of material to read and the good guys that are willing to chime in and give some advice when needed. there was a video on here doing the suspension so I just followed along... it was great
1988 Blk T-Bird, 5-spd, Raven int, 3G Alt, K&N conical, Boost controller, ported E6, ported and polished IHI @ 16 psi, 03 Cobra wheels, 255/40/17, 275/40/17, SN95 BBK lowering springs, SN95 Koni struts and shocks, Maximum Motorsports C/C plates, SN95 BMR tubular A-arms, Aluminum driveshaft, LED's, 255 LPH 
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Kuch Offline
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#6
347, Nice work and thanks for the updates. Glad to here you like the Koni oranges, I just installed my rear Koni orange shocks and new springs last night, same thing, great improvement. Next up is the fronts along with the Konis and the MM cc plates.You have to post a pic of it all together for us.
1988 Turbo Coupe, Black/Black, 5 Speed, Moonroof,  T3/T4 50 trim, ported E6, 255LPH, Kirban, 3" DP dual 2.5" w Hooker Maxflows, MGW shifter, K&N, Gillis valve, RR cam, Koni's
1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL, 390 6V, 4 Speed, Vast and fast
1960 Ford Starliner, 292 Y Block, 3 Speed, slow and low
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