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Stiff shocks and struts?
Kev Offline
Posting Freak
#1
Okay, I'm not looking for comfort, I'm looking for performance. What is the best sport shock/strut combo for our cars that you can get at a local parts store (autozone, pep boys) without special order or any of that "we don't carry parts for that car" crap. Just basic, "getable" stuff that performs well. And what do I ask for? Any ideas?

Kev

[This message has been edited by Kev (edited 07-23-2002).]
Kev
1988 TC 5spd
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Kev Offline
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#2
C'mon, no one knows if there is anything that can easily be gotten from your friendly everyday parts store that performs well? Somebody... ???

Kev
Kev
1988 TC 5spd
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Hawk Offline
Senior Member
#3
Kev,

Try to find KYBs. I know they used to make them for the T-Birds. KYBs are probably the stiffest, low cost shocks/struts you can buy.

Hawk
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Chad88TC Offline
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#4
Just get some Monroe Sentra-tra. They are probablt the stiffest you can get off a shelf!
'88 Black, K&N on VAM, Holset HY35, ported E6, 2.5" single cat-back w/dynomax muffler, gillis, RR cam, TA cam gear, Bosch BPV, Stock IC, Walbro 255HP, Kirban AFPR
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#5
I have a set of KYBs on my 86 Tbird 5.0, and the ride is similar to an 87-88 TC with the PRC set to firm, or maybe very slightly stiffer.

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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 // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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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Jr88TC Offline
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#6
Keep the PRC's, unless of course you need to replace. I had Monroe Sensecraps on the front of my car when i bought it and i just replaced it with some used PRC's and man...much much better. I'd go with stiffer springs before shruts if you wanted the car firmer IMO.
I live in the northeast and theres potholes everywhere. I'm i the last TC owner that like the option of turning firm ride off and turning the car into a flying living room? I never realized there would be such a big different between the two modes untill i got the PRC system complete again. I applaude ford for making a car that can be luxary or performance at the flic of a switch.
Jr.
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Kev Offline
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#7
Stiffer springs instead, huh? How's that Eibach deal coming along?

Kev
Kev
1988 TC 5spd
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sho_tc Offline
Junior Member
#8
Is there any lowering spring availible for the TC?

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