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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-15-2009, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Correct Lower Control Arms For 1997 T-Bird Sport

O.K., am I understanding correctly that the 1997 Thunderbird LX w/sport package or suspension used the same front suspension lower control arms as the 1995 Thunderbird SuperCoupe? My 1997 T-Bird sport has 16" wheels and tires as well as 4-wheel disc brakes (with the bigger front brakes) and anti-lock. I am replacing all the front-end suspension components and I bought Moog #K80053 (left) and #K80066 (right) LCAs from Rock Auto. Now I am wondering - should I have purchased the TRW (#10771 & 10772) lower control arms in order to get the correct lower control arms for my car?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 02:44 AM
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The Moog replacements will likely not have been the Sport/SC bushing arm, but you won't notice a difference either way.


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These OK on 3.8l?

Can I use these LCA's on my '97 3.8l Bird that I've recently lowered with Eibach Springs? I assume that they are the same as the 4.6l, and i'm replacing my front suspension parts to tighten it up, get rid of rattles/clunks. I've already replaced the UCA's and sway bar end links.
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What makes the SC/sport arms more desireable? The shock bushing? The control arm to frame bushing? I think I just put regular 94 arms on last time.

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the shock mount bushing is bigger and likely you didnt get that exact replacement but I havent heard anyone say they noticed a difference either so whatever.

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