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post #31 of 133 (permalink) Old 11-13-2008, 07:03 AM
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Crash, Bilsteins are lifetime shocks. You can get them rebuilt for about $45. The part of the shock that is out of production is the lower part of the shock, the plastic part. That is the real problem finding substitutes from Bilstein for our front ends. You can get Mustang Cobras to use on the rear, but nothing else fits the front.

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I'm going to try and revive this dead thread with a question. can you tell me the differences between the blisteins and say the tockico rear. would the extra firm rear help more with rear tire grip under heavy cornering?

do the shocks also work with the SUPER COUPES adjustable ride control? what would be the tightest springs still available for the front then? i've seen MONROE struts available all around for the SUPER COUPE. does anyone know how they fare up against the one mentioned already? how do they all compare to the stock super coupe springs or sport springs and which are better between just the two factory springs?
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well , you lose the arc if you change to either shock type , you looking to lower the car? the sc springs are the most desirable springs in actuality, if your arent broke dont replace them if your looking for stiffer handling, you need to look at chassis bracing as well

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i think the car sits pretty good as it is for height. the thing is, if i can get all the tockico stuff cheaper than the ford stuff, i will. i believe that lowers it 1.5 inches correct? thats enough for me. i thought i read you don't need to change anything to go that far?

all the stuff works for now even though its original with 120k on it. the only thing it needs for sure is bushings in the front and upper control arms. i got the little cluck when going over bumps on the left side. i've got the strut mount bushings from moog, and am still researching to see if i'm competent enough to pull it off. but i' also might as well do the upper control arms while i'm in there.
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There was a set of tokico shocks for all four corners on Ebay for 199 shipped. Non-ARC. Ride control shocks from Tokico are around 400 bucks.

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great question and answer. thats what i wanna hear. some actual substance lol

i still have to get my suspension. all new shocks/struts and springs. just a moderate drop. like 1- 1.5 in. and most likely get some new upper and lower control arms also.

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do you need to change anything to switch to normal setup or does the arc just not work then? for half the price i would just change over to normal stuts.
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non-arc shocks won't adjust, making arc useless at that point, hence the added cost for arc shocks


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im kinda lost. so if i get tociko or koni for example. id have to buy the arc type?

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Koni doesn't sell ARC shocks.

Tokico is the only brand you can get that is a direct replacement for the ARC system.

I feel like you might learn something by READING a couple threads on the topic.

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Crash,

ARC is Adjustable Ride Control. If you don't buy ARC replacements, you don't have ARC which is one of the advantages of a Super Coupe.

I have an LX. I do what I can with tire/wheel combos, Bilstein shocks (I got the last fronts in the US!), and when I can, sway bars.

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Koni doesn't sell ARC shocks.

Tokico is the only brand you can get that is a direct replacement for the ARC system.

I feel like you might learn something by READING a couple threads on the topic.


ive skimmed through other threads. i was just too lazy and busy to actually READ everything. lol

sorry about that. i also am a firm believer in not asking same question when you can do a simple search

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ARC is Adjustable Ride Control. If you don't buy ARC replacements, you don't have ARC which is one of the advantages of a Super Coupe.

I have an LX. I do what I can with tire/wheel combos, Bilstein shocks (I got the last fronts in the US!), and when I can, sway bars.


i know what ARC is.

id like to keep direct replacements.

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go with the tockiko illuminas then. i've seen full sets of shocks and springs for 500 bucks.
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So my question is, would the rear shocks intended for a Mustang also work on a stock 97 LX? For example the ones on this page?

http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/se...Vh=1997%20Ford
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#1.. id love to know the answer to that also. im a bilstien fan my self.

#2.. auto parts warehouse really aint the place you wanna ask about car questions lol they just tell you anything so you buy the product. than give yo hell about returning it

their website is kind generic.

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#1.. id love to know the answer to that also. im a bilstien fan my self.
And the answer to that is no. Read through the thread guys. Only 99-04 Cobra with IRS will work.

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i did ..i know....i was kinda trying to be sarcastic. but it didnt work lol

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im interested on bilsteins but what do i get for the front im lost on that

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There are a bunch of brands that make OEM replacements, but if you're looking for something a bit better than stock, there are the Koni's, the Tokico blues, the KYBs. Plenty of info (and opinions) on them on the boards.
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Bilstein doesn't make front shocks for our birds and NO other Ford uses anything interchangable that is available from Bilstein. I got the LAST new front pair in the world from the last group buy on it.

The only thing I could suggest is scour the boneyards for a set and send them into Bilstein for refurbishment.

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yeah I sold a set of used bilsteins some months back. A full set front and rear.

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i got me some sport springs just want some shocks that are way better than my stock ones,im going to dig thru the boards

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sorry, these sold on Ebay tonight

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tbirdboi Koni's are awesome shocks. You can pick up a kit of Koni's and H&R's or Eibach lowering springs for 750 or so.

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If you lower your ride you should also get shorter rear sway bar links. You can find them at almost any auto parts store. These will help keep the geometry right.
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FYI. Few dollars cheaper than the previous sites...
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kinda off topic but I am wanting to lower my car and would these rear shocks be good for that or not
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FYI. Few dollars cheaper than the previous sites...
http://www.summitracing.com/parts/BSN-F4BE52959H0/

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Those are the Heavy Duty shocks and are different from the Sport shocks. Hence the price difference.
I updated the first post of this thread with a description of the difference between the Heavy Duty and the Sport versions of these shocks as described by Bilstein.


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kinda off topic but I am wanting to lower my car and would these rear shocks be good for that or not
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tbirdboi Koni's are awesome shocks. You can pick up a kit of Koni's and H&R's or Eibach lowering springs for 750 or so.


people...this is a good price.
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