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Hot diggity damn!

The Bilstien shocks that I got for a Crown Vic fit the bird! Slid in quite nice also.
I'll have some pics up soon. when it dries up again.
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Front, back, or both?

What year Vickie?

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Front, back, or both?

What year Vickie?

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rear of a 79-02 Crown Victoria, LTD, Mercury Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car

Part Number: F4-B46-1498-WO

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Hoping that I can score on the front struts. If I can, I'll let the group know how it goes installing. So far the test runs are great. If anything weird happens I'll post it also.
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rear of a 79-02 Crown Victoria, LTD, Mercury Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car

Part Number: F4-B46-1498-WO

http://www.bilsteinus.com/cart/index...id=1002&zenid=

Hoping that I can score on the front struts. If I can, I'll let the group know how it goes installing. So far the test runs are great. If anything weird happens I'll post it also.
I would think panther shocks would give a plushy, floaty ride.

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I would think panther shocks would give a plushy, floaty ride.[/COLOR]

I have Bilstein HDs on my '01 Mercury Grand Marquis ...
... there is nothing mushy about them.

Not sure about the comfort shocks.

I'ld be more concerned with compressed and extended lengths compared?

A fine pair ... ... and whatever you do, Have a Safe Trip!
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hey be careful about calling them front struts the debate will be on again bud lmao

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and the crown vic ones will not bolt up, up front....

pics to compare

see how our shocks bolt on, on the bottom?



see how these bolt on?



big differance.

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For a fact, no way the fronts work from a CV ... but the rears might. Have to compare lengths, but I suspect the CV shocks might be longer. I'll measure some of each after while.

A fine pair ... ... and whatever you do, Have a Safe Trip!
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For a fact, no way the fronts work from a CV ... but the rears might. Have to compare lengths, but I suspect the CV shocks might be longer. I'll measure some of each after while.
I was gonna say the same thing. Let us know!
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I was gonna say the same thing. Let us know!
Well, I forgot ... so I went to Monroes website and looked up numbers for a 95 Bird and a 01 Crown Vic.

CV takes a # 5961 while the Bird takes a #5965 Sensatrac.

Top stud is same length, same thread, same same.

Bottom is very simular, the Bird shock having a 9/16", the CV a 1/2" bolt the chart says but it may be shouldered.

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C,V. #5961 @ 12.125" compressed, 20.000" extended, 7.875" travel

Bird #5965 @ 14.500" compressed, 19.125" extended, 4.625" travel

Looks like the CV shock will compress shorter and extend further than bird shock. Compression is limited on a Bird by bump stop. Suspension drop is stopped by the shock, so if you "grab air", might want to add limiting straps or chain or cable though it's not much more ... but if you have short springs might be enough to let a spring fall out.

Otherwise, looks doo-able.

A fine pair ... ... and whatever you do, Have a Safe Trip!
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