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Part numbers for a full aftermarket suspension
Qwertys Offline
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#1
Sorry for this being kinda vague, but I need to replace my suspension. They will not switch to firm, so when i was taking a corner relatively slow, i lost control and the car spun around 180. i could tell this was probably because the shocks were shot and in soft mode. I want to replace the entire suspension with a stock height system, but I can't find any part numbers or such for our vehicles. From what i understand the turbo models use a different set then the other models of that year.
I also did a lot of searching but none of them resulted in any part numbers, they just said "get the koni's or kyb's"
I've never done suspension before so I don't know where to begin on what i need to get. I want a medium to firm ride, i definately don't want it bouncy or such like it is now.
From what i hear Koni and KYB are what i should get but after searching online i'm still lost on which parts i should get.
I'll probably have a shop install them so thats not an issue.
Thanks.
'85 TC BPV and Ford FMIC
'88 TC Kirban AFPR, Autometer Boost, FP and A/R Gauge, 8.8 to 4.10 rear, Walboro 255lph Fuel pump, Garrett GT3071R T3/T4 Dual Ball bearing Turbo, Custom AWIC.
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turbot-bird Offline
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#2
so just struts? I talked to the owner of koni when I was at PRI and he said he would rebuild mine himself and I thing it was like $120-140 or something like that. you might even see if your actuators are working before you do anything because the struts might still be good.
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Qwertys Offline
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#3
Well, i just got a look at it, one of the actuators wasn't plugged in all the way, causing a fault in the PRC which made them stuck on auto instead of firm.
Anyways, i still want to change the whole suspension out sometime, because if it's so dangerous on auto, i don't want to have it.
I'll probably do the sway bar bushing too but really like i said, i dont know a thing about suspension.
I'd like to get new everything for it so long as the cost is under like 600$+ install. Struts, shocks, whatever.
'85 TC BPV and Ford FMIC
'88 TC Kirban AFPR, Autometer Boost, FP and A/R Gauge, 8.8 to 4.10 rear, Walboro 255lph Fuel pump, Garrett GT3071R T3/T4 Dual Ball bearing Turbo, Custom AWIC.
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Ballman Offline
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#4
TRY CHE.COM THEY HAVE ALL PARTS YOU NEED TO REBUILD THE FRONT END OF YOUR CAR , OR 814-774-4319 . GOOD LUCK ON THE REBUILD, ITS NOT THAT HARD, JUST TAKE YOUR TIME . D.WILDER
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Qwertys Offline
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#5
Thanks but i think the website is http://www.cheperformance.com/ and all i found was the rear control arms.
i did some more searching, and got this from coolcats.net
Front: KYB GR-2 Gas part # 235005, about $52 US/each at Carparts.com or Shox.com, plus shipping.
Rear: KYB GR-2 Gas part # 343162, about $18 US/each at Carparts.com or Shox.com, plus shipping.

I'm not sure if these will work in our cars, any ideas?

Edit:
I think i'm also gonna get these while i'm doing the suspension:

Thunderbird/Cougar Rear Control Arms
Black/Black (standard) CHE3F/8

Rear Coil Spring Isolators
Red, 83-88 E12-46101R

Product Line: Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arm Kits
Part Type: Control Arms
Part Number: FMS-M-3075-D

Product Line: Moog Replacement Coil Springs
Part Type: Suspension Springs, Stock Height Springs
Part Number: MOG-8599


anyone know if i'm getting the right parts?
'85 TC BPV and Ford FMIC
'88 TC Kirban AFPR, Autometer Boost, FP and A/R Gauge, 8.8 to 4.10 rear, Walboro 255lph Fuel pump, Garrett GT3071R T3/T4 Dual Ball bearing Turbo, Custom AWIC.
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Shannon Clark Offline
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#6
Any sn95 mustang struts will work for the front. If you buy Chucks shock adapters, any sn95 shocks will work on the rear. You have to take the tops off of your stock PRC's. I have just installed Strange shocks and struts on my 88 TC. Ones like this
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail...toview=sku

http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail...toview=sku
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Qwertys Offline
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#7
Thanks, I didn't know chuck made adaptors. sounds good, i'll look for them.
'85 TC BPV and Ford FMIC
'88 TC Kirban AFPR, Autometer Boost, FP and A/R Gauge, 8.8 to 4.10 rear, Walboro 255lph Fuel pump, Garrett GT3071R T3/T4 Dual Ball bearing Turbo, Custom AWIC.
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vegas_ss Offline
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#8
Quote:Originally posted by Qwertys:
Thunderbird/Cougar Rear Control Arms
Black/Black (standard) CHE3F/8

Rear Coil Spring Isolators
Red, 83-88 E12-46101R

Product Line: Ford Racing Front Lower Control Arm Kits
Part Type: Control Arms
Part Number: FMS-M-3075-D

Product Line: Moog Replacement Coil Springs
Part Type: Suspension Springs, Stock Height Springs
Part Number: MOG-8599


anyone know if i'm getting the right parts?
The springs don't seem to be the correct part number. This is the info I got when I checked the Moog site with the part numbers supplied from Rockauto. (Hope this image works!)

http://natomessageboard.com/uploads/0000...prings.jpg
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vegas_ss Offline
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#9
Quote:Originally posted by turbot-bird:
so just struts? I talked to the owner of koni when I was at PRI and he said he would rebuild mine himself and I thing it was like $120-140 or something like that. you might even see if your actuators are working before you do anything because the struts might still be good.
Would the rebuild service be available to any other folks? Seems like it would be a viable alternative! I'm surprised no one else has comented on this!
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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Pete D Offline
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#10
vegas,
see my response here;
http://natomessageboard.com/ultimatebb.p...p=1#000004
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