Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chico, California
Front Suspension Rebuild and SC Suspension Swap + Collision Repair
As many of you know I was involved in an accident last month in which something broke in my steering and I hit a center island median at 40 MPH. I have decided that that is an excuse to rebuild my suspension and do an SC suspension swap. I got the front subframe from an SC and I am replacing all suspension and steering components with new Moog parts. I have Eibach springs on all four factory Tokico struts (from the same SC) and the ARC actuators that I am going to run to a switch in the cabin so my ride control works. I am also buying all new rubber all around (Yokohama Avid TRZs) and a new fender, corner light, and marker light to fix what I broke in the collision. I am also replacing the chrome bump strips in the bumpers because they are cracked and peeling, but that doesnt really affect my suspension or my collision repair. I am really stoked because this will be a big handling upgrade and practically eliminate body roll. I will update the post with pics as I do the rebuild and install.
The starting point:
My car is going to look alot like this one when I am finished, but crimson of course.
[-----[ Conner ]-----] ASE P2 Automobile Parts Specialist - P4 General Motors Parts Consultant
The Blunderbird - 1989 Ford Thunderbird
3.8L V6 / M5R2 / 145,005 miles
Thunderbird SC Suspension Swap - Eibach Pro-Kit
JBL Premium Audio Swap - JL CP108 Subwoofer
Resonator Delete - Magnaflow DI/SO Muffler - Custom 2.5in Exhaust
Last edited by Raptor22; 02-23-2010 at 10:54 PM.