So, I need new struts and shocks in the near future. I don't think they're real bad right now, but the shop suggested putting new ones in because they are "pretty weak" and "look like the originals". So here's a few questions I have.
1) First off, would a thunderbird with stock rims look stupid lowered, like 1.5"? They aren't the sport rims, just the stock 97 rims (which aren't fan blades either)
2) Would I need a different type of strut/shock since it'll be lower, or do I used replacement shocks, and just different springs?
3) Is this a good list of things I need to lower:
Shocks/Struts (I'll need them either way)
Shorter end links (Do I just need the rear?)
Is there any other thing I would need? Maybe those spring cup insulator isolator whatever. I may do the front UCA while I'm in there because they could probably use it, and maybe tie rod ends (one mechanic says they're bad, the other says it's the wheel bearings that need to be repacked)
I thought I'd put this up here because not everyone scrolls to the bottom of the page.
This is my list of things I'll get if I do this. Tell me what you think.
$414 Tokico Kit (4 shocks, 1.25" lowering springs) HPK221 http://proamauto.com/page20j16.htm
$xxx Upper shock mount (haven't looked around much yet)
$110 front hub assembly (Rock Auto, 513092)
$14 hub nut (Rock Auto, 05113) It's called an Axle Spindle Nut, that's the same thing right?
$30 shorter end links (SCP)
$110-$140 UCAs (Rock Auto, Moog or Motorcraft? Moog LH K8596 RH K8598, Motor LH MCS10763 RH MCS10764)
$70 alignment (Jensen Tire, really close to my house)
$746-$776 Total (plus price of USM)