I would go with 96-97 sport shocks if you are looking for an inexpensive ($150), good shock. If you plan on lowering the car more that 1" I would suggest Bilsteins but they will cost you more ($350). The sport shocks I would order from Dan Newman at Joe Cooper Ford. For the Bilsteins see the for sale forum, there should be a thread selling the fronts and you can still order the rears from Shox.com I believe.
Pearl 97 LX Sport - Purchased Feb. 09 - 5x4.5 Bolt patern, Cobra Brakes, Voghtland spings, Silver FR500's, 3.73's, MMX drive shaft...more to come Denim Blue 97 Cougar Sport - Purchased Nov. 14 - 22k miles and now the daily driver, staying stock Purple 95LX Supercharged 4.6PIParting Out Black '11 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI 6-speed - Fun but efficient SOLDWhite '03 Crown Vic P71
Pearl 96 Lx - Parted and gone, some parts still available SOLD2006 Mazdaspeed6 SOLD1998 Escort ZX2 RIPBlue 97 LX - MANY PARTS STILL AVAILABLE RIPMy Black 95 LX 4.6
I know they arent cheap, but have you considered Konis? Yes they are adjustable and the front is a cartridge and you need to chop and drill your old front shocks. Ok, back to reality, check out Monroe Reflex, they are a little more expensive than OE by just a few dollars, but are supposed to be really good shocks.
"Booyah". Stu Scott.
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