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Billabong2k2
08-05-2007, 10:21 PM
Can I get any kind of shocks for the front and rear? they all say not for the "SC", etc.

I Dont mind losing the ARC, I just want the cheap shocks...

Here is what im looking

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?MfrCode=MON&MfrPartNumber=81845&PartType=49&PTSet=A

THE BIRDMAN
08-05-2007, 10:29 PM
Yes you can use shocks of a non SC t-bird but as you guessed you'll lose you're arc.Plus if you get cheap ones they'll probably be softer valved meaning it'll ride smoother but won't handle as well.


Jay

Billabong2k2
08-05-2007, 10:31 PM
one more thing! what size is the front sway bar? I want to replace those bushings but they come in different sizes, 92SC ... 5spd

THE BIRDMAN
08-05-2007, 10:43 PM
28.50 or 1.12in at least according to mn12performance.com

Jay

Tcian
08-06-2007, 07:28 PM
Just a word of warning about non sc shocks. I put some monroe's on my 89 for a while and they gave the car a nice smooth ride, but lost quite a bit in the corners. The suspension ate the monroe's up in about six months. If you are willing to forgo the arc, use kyb's...everyone on here seems to be happy with them. I quickly switched back to the tokiko's.

sizemoremk
08-07-2007, 11:14 AM
So do the monroe type shocks bolt right on up? Or do I have to modify something?

I drive ALOT, and I don't really speed through the twisties... much...

Tcian
08-07-2007, 06:32 PM
They will bolt right up as well as any other brand that fits a Tbird or Cougar. But remember, they will not last long on the SC. The spring rates for our cars is so much greater than a lx, or any other car for that matter. The shocks are designed to dampen the springs. The SC springs will eat them up quickly.

89psychobird
08-07-2007, 11:44 PM
I put KYB shocks on my SC. They are firmer than the FIRM settic with the ARC. I have had them for 2-3 years and have not noticed any softening. Supercoupeperformance.com sells them, or you can shop around. I believe that I bought mine from shox.com.