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georgechard Offline
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#1
Radiator and Suspension
Looking for a 3 core radiator, and upper and lower control arms. Problem is what i think will fit, I'm told they will not. Can someone tell me if the Mustang parts will fit my 1988 turbo coupe. Thank you for the info.
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Stang8u Offline
Senior Member
#2
Controll arms no radiator yes not sure if its a auto though
:mad:
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boosted chicken Offline
Senior Member
#3
Are you looking for stock control arms or something better?
88 TC#1 Boport stg 3 alum dport head, PT6466, Boport header, CP pistons, Crower rods, MS2xtra
88 TC#2 drag car project(someday)
88 TC#3 parts car (just needed the header panel...bought the whole car, lol)
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#4
Get a Mustang Aluminum radiator. I have Summit Racing branded aluminum rads (2 core, but the cores are 1" wide) in both my Tbirds. They are built VERY solid and cooling is amazing.
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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natmac3 Offline
Administrator
#5
Check with Maximum Motorsports and/or CHE Performance for T-bird specific control arms.
1987tc
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georgechard Offline
Senior Member
#6
thank you....
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RDOG Offline
Posting Freak
#7
Dont be stuck on how many rows a radiator has. What i found that is important is how wide the row is. In many cases the two row is better at cooling than a 3 row.
1986 Turbo Coupe. Boport StageIII head, Boport 2.1, Performance Techniques 50 trim hybird, StageII.63, stinger 3" exhaust, Phenolic spacer, Boglog header,NPR FMIC intercooler setup, kirban fpr, bigrmotorsports fuel rail, diablo water meth kit, CAI, remote mount TFI, CHE rear adj control arms, MAC girdle, 8.8 rear disc, aluminum drive shaft, H&R lowerings springs Tbird Turbo Specific, y MAS!!
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Stang8u Offline
Senior Member
#8
Good point I got a big racing radiator in the mustang and its only a 2 row
:mad:
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georgechard Offline
Senior Member
#9
thank you..
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vegas_ss Offline
Senior Member
#10
I recently went to a local radiator shop (they are getting harder to find). He ordered up a new two row aluminum which was built very well for $193 including tax. Usually they can have them same day as they are sourced from a local warehouse. As stated earlier the rows are much larger in this aluminum radiator than the stock or replacement 3 core I had. The shop owner should be happy to help you out and definitely knows what offers the better cooling solution and what fits your car.

The three core was a replacement from about 4 years ago and started leaking at the end tank... They are pretty cheap ($ and quality) so going with a better constructed all aluminum radiator is probably cheaper in the long run.
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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