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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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I am driving a 94 Supercoupe, had it for several years and have never done any work on the suspension. I don't think the auto ride works because i have a very firm ride. Don't have a clue how the auto ride system works and don't know where to start.

Anyone have suggestions?
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This is just a suggestion, but before I started diving into the autoride system I would check to make sure the suspension mechanicals are in good shape. Upper ball joints are notorious for failing on these cars.

Get the suspension perfect and then see if it feels too rough.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the autoride simply change the dampening in the shocks?

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do all thunderbirds/cougars have firm ride
i see the spot on the gauge but it has never lit up and i dont think i have any type of switch to activate it

ive seen on www.thunderbirdscshop.com there is a switch for it that would fit in the coin spot http://www.thunderbirdscshop.com/Partspics/94arcsw.JPG and a computer for it http://www.thunderbirdscshop.com/Partspics/arccomp.JPG

would a 96 have it and if not could i get it
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 04:19 AM
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do all thunderbirds/cougars have firm ride
AFAIK, just the SC had it.

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Ive seen some Mark8's with Firm ride / ARC Shocks also.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 04:11 PM
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AFAIK, just the SC had it.

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Funny, Sweetie's 1991 Cougar XR7 has it.

Of course, it was basically a Thunderbird SC with a Cougar body on it ...

(the XR7 was the Cougar flavor of the Thunderbird SC for most of the Gen1 time for the MN12.)

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