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Best combo for 1 inch drop?

I plan on getting Vogtland springs, but I cant decide on what shocks I should use. I found new sport shocks, front and rear, on the ford part counter website. But for about $30 more I can get Tokico blues. Any pros/cons for either of them? Are there any other shocks you guys would recommend?

I spent sometime searching and I found a mix of good and bad reviews of the tokico shocks (mainly good), but nothing really comparing them to the sports which I have read are better than most of the shocks out there on the market.

First: Stacie, 1996 Tbird LX, mild build NPI engine, PI cams and intake, Long tube headers, Jmod.

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If you can find a set of the Real Sport shocks, I'd buy them.

As they went out of stock long ago, I doubt they're real.

Tokico blues are a good choice; they seem to last ~5 years or so.

You will have issues jacking the car up if you drop it too far; it's more annoying than the dragging on stuff to me.


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If you can find a set of the Real Sport shocks, I'd buy them.

As they went out of stock long ago, I doubt they're real.

Tokico blues are a good choice; they seem to last ~5 years or so.

You will have issues jacking the car up if you drop it too far; it's more annoying than the dragging on stuff to me.

The part numbers for the base shocks and these are different, and labeled as "with sport option". Maybe I should just take a shot?

First: Stacie, 1996 Tbird LX, mild build NPI engine, PI cams and intake, Long tube headers, Jmod.

Second: Ellie, 1989 Tbird SC, r̶e̶s̶t̶o̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶w̶ ̶d̶a̶i̶l̶y̶. off the deep end

Third: 1997 Dodge Ram 1500, thirsty daily.

Fourth: 1990 Tbird SC, GT40 5.0 mated to m5r2, BBK long tubes, motor out the hood, drift car.
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Grog, my blues are ~ 10 years old and they're still good, I don't know where you get that arbitrary figure from. Tokico was the OEM supplier btw

Sport fronts seem a little stiffer than the Blues so if you can get them, go for it. But I have my doubts as well, I tried getting a set several years ago through Ford to no success.

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