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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-22-2016, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Lowered Strut suggestions

I'm sure this has been discussed extensively, but my searching is turning up blank....
I have a 97 Cougar with 1.5" Eibach lowering springs. I have been running KYB mono tubes all around. The ride was great when new, but seemed to have worn out quickly.
I'm looking for some suggestions here with the 1.5" drop. Thanks.
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I'm sure this has been discussed extensively, but my searching is turning up blank....
I have a 97 Cougar with 1.5" Eibach lowering springs. I have been running KYB mono tubes all around. The ride was great when new, but seemed to have worn out quickly.
I'm looking for some suggestions here with the 1.5" drop. Thanks.
I have KYB GR-2's on my 1.5" Eibach lowered Thunerbird, combined with 1989 SC front and rear sway bars, and they seem to be holding up well.

The Tokiko Blues are very good, Bilsteins are better, I do not know if Koni makes anything that fits our front suspension, but you can only get rear Bilsteins for our cars, so people tend to mix Tokiko blues up front, Bilstein (from a 99-04 cobra) rear.

Me personally, when I need new shocks, I'm going with Tokiko blues. Good price/performance for a street driven fun car.

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Koni quit making shocks for our cars a while back; DLF and I both tried to order a set, and they were gone.

The Tokico blues are the best now available; unless you want to roll your own:

http://forums.tccoa.com/44-suspensio...om-design.html


http://forums.tccoa.com/44-suspensio...ew-shocks.html

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-23-2016, 04:56 PM
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Installing front Tokico blues on Vogtland 1.6'' . Does anybody know if I need to cut the Tokico bump stops?

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