Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Stuts VS Struts

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    12

    Stuts VS Struts

    As with the suspension on the "90SC, the electronically controlled struts, as the cost around here is in the neighborhood of way too much money.......
    Will "standard" struts, like the ones used on the other 'Birds work? My question, is the mounting points. I understand that the struts would not work like the originals, however, I need to put struts under my 'Bird and at this point am looking for less expensive alternatives. I do intend to go back to the elec. adjustable struts later in '06, but for now, I am going to keep the wiring in the car, and just not attach it, but wait for the others next year. Please advise.

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Posts
    1,142
    Yes standard non electronically adjustable shocks will fit just fine.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    6,924
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Varnes
    Yes standard non electronically adjustable shocks will fit just fine.
    Yeah what he said. BTW, you have shocks at all four corners not struts.

    Shane

  4. #4
    SC spings are higher spring rate than LX T-Birds. I wouldn't recommend stock LX struts/shocks. 96-97 Sport LX shocks might be good though as they came with stiffer spings from the factory. Koni are always recommended too.


    Jerry

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    Posts
    374
    Quote Originally Posted by Shockwave
    SC spings are higher spring rate than LX T-Birds. I wouldn't recommend stock LX struts/shocks. 96-97 Sport LX shocks might be good though as they came with stiffer spings from the factory. Koni are always recommended too.


    Jerry


    When I got around to getting shocks on the back of my '97 LX Sport, I found that Ford no longer makes a sport shock for the rear - only the front. I ended up putting a standard Ford LX shock on the back. With the inch and a quarter Addco bar on the back, going from the sport to LX shock didn't seem to make any difference.

    Eddie

    '90 5-speed SC
    '97 LX sport

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Niagara NY
    Posts
    2,535
    www.shox.com . I'm using the KYBs. Konis will cost you about as much as stock replacements. If you don't mind deleting the ARC option then you can use whatever you want that fits regular Tbirds.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Posts
    443
    I got my Bilsteins at Shox.com as well, very smooth and quick transaction. The Bilsteins ride and handle better than the stock adjustable ones did, although I seem to remember something about Bilsteins being discontinued?

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Posts
    1,142
    I've got Monroe Crap-matic shocks on my '93 daily driver (previous owner installed). I wouldn't take the thing auto-crossing, but it rides down the road just fine. If you are just looking for a temporary solution until you have more money just get some cheap name brand shocks and deal with the slightly decreased performance for now.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    new york city
    Posts
    1,147
    i got KYB GR-2's in my car, very cheap and a little stiffer than stock had em in my car for 2 years now, love em

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 22
    Last Post: 12-09-2005, 11:19 PM
  2. WTB: 2 Koni Front Struts
    By Jeff Bratton in forum Want to Buy
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-13-2004, 07:38 PM
  3. New Post about my struts....
    By MysticGohan51 in forum Technical Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-05-2003, 10:09 PM
  4. How to change struts or coil overs?
    By Deep6 in forum Non Technical Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-28-2003, 04:08 PM
  5. Front struts
    By fastsc92 in forum Technical Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-02-2002, 09:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •