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Jacob_Royer
03-09-2014, 09:28 PM
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Just got done with it last night! and it drives/rides soooooo good! the handling is absolutely awesome and the steering is nice and tight ! The ride is like stock!

Moog LCA's
Moog UCA's
Moog Sway Bar End links
Moog Strut Rod Bushings
Rayspestos Inner Tie rod ends
Gabriel Non ARC Struts
Motorcraft Non ARC Shocks

Cut 1.5 coils off the front springs
Cut 1.0 coil off the rear springs

17x9 Cobra R's in T-Bird Pattern
New Chrome Lug Nuts

275-40-17 Rear Tires
245-45-17 Front Tires
Custom Center Caps

It was alot of work but NOT that bad after i figured out the tricks to taking it apart a big plus this car has NEVER been in any snow and has ALWAYS been garaged since new! (i'm the 2nd owner) I didnt have to use an inpact wrench on a single thing! I still need to take it in for alighnment but it pulls less than it did before i started so it cant be too far off lol closer than i expected considering. The look of the car is SOOOOOO much better and the handling is top notch!

jjklongisland
03-09-2014, 10:26 PM
That looks sick!!! How much do you estimate all the front end parts ran you. Thinking of doing the same thing to my bird!

Jacob_Royer
03-10-2014, 05:10 AM
That looks sick!!! How much do you estimate all the front end parts ran you. Thinking of doing the same thing to my bird!



Under 300$ from rock auto.com

Plat0ribs
03-10-2014, 08:53 AM
That's nice, very nice!

superdadsc
03-10-2014, 11:10 AM
Great job. It is like driving a new car!

David Neibert
03-10-2014, 12:05 PM
Looks great Jacob ! It's hard to beat the look of Cobra Rs on an SC. Those center cap decals are a nice touch.

David

Jacob_Royer
03-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Looks great Jacob ! It's hard to beat the look of Cobra Rs on an SC. Those center cap decals are a nice touch.

David

Thanks david! The cobra r imo is the best looking wheel on a tbird! And the center cap stickers really set it off! I'm taking it into Ford for an alignment tomorrow. Then this weekend I'm driving out to brookport/paducah to hang out with randy and do a little drag racing. Its going to be another week on getting my white Sc out of the body shop (figured as much) and I've yet to take this one on a road trip since 05 when it was bone stock. I firsee buying lots of gas lol

KMT
03-10-2014, 01:05 PM
Still too much free space in the wells :)

Did you load the suspension before tightening down?

Jacob_Royer
03-10-2014, 01:10 PM
Still too much free space in the wells :)

Did you load the suspension before tightening down?

Uca's? If so than yes everything else was tight and I tightened them with it on the wheels

KMT
03-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Uca's? If so than yes everything else was tight and I tightened them with it on the wheels

It will be interesting to see if/how much it settles over time.

Jacob_Royer
03-10-2014, 01:18 PM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/jacobroyer/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140309_170023_574-1_zps66e70da4.jpg

And yes I was missing a center cap! I looked all over my garage and found it in my center console last night lol

Here is before

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/jacobroyer/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20140220_180322_317_zps378fa6f8.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b250/jacobroyer/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20131001_185050_337_zps1532bb8d.jpg

KMT
03-10-2014, 01:37 PM
It does look better 'after' :)

I'm curious - what does it measure on each side from the ground to the top/inside of the fender lip on the front right now?

Jacob_Royer
03-10-2014, 02:08 PM
If I remember I'll measure it when I get home from work today

Jimmy 2Coupes
03-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Looks real good like it is IMHO. I'm going to order some 18" chrome cobra R's for my 94 SC here real soon and I hope it turns out looking as good as yours.

1FSTBRD
03-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Man, that looks great! I especially like the red SC center caps. I've been debating whether I want to keep my SC stock looking, or to put some aftermarket rims on it.

Nettlesd
03-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Needs some pink. Just saying.

Jacob_Royer
03-12-2014, 11:59 AM
Needs some pink. Just saying.

I think i will get pink zebra stripe inserts in my new seats!

Jacob_Royer
03-12-2014, 09:30 PM
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