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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-13-2004, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rear Cobra/Bilstein Shocks on a LX...?

Just wondering if anyone has put Cobra shocks (bilstein) on a LX... I know a bunch of SCCoA guys have done it but I wasn't able to find anything on here about people doing it.
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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-13-2004, 06:54 PM
 
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I know WKenneth has them on his Mark VIII.
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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-14-2004, 07:18 AM
 
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As far as I know, I'll ask him tonight if he doesn't log on and see this
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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 05-15-2004, 01:11 PM
 
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Find the right nut for the top of the shock. Thats the only thing you'll need.
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what can i use on the front to match the rear?
and the reaR COBRA BILSTEIN standard height or have to revalve for lowered car?

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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-02-2004, 12:09 PM
 
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yeah, I'm interested in that too wkenneth. Is the ride any better? did you buy the Motorcraft shocks?
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Kenneth said the ride was pretty harsh with the Lincoln AirBag system, and the last time I talked to him, he was complaining that one of the rear shocks broke, and got wedged into the wheelwell, and left him stranded on the side of the road, so maybe there's a problem with travel in the shocks, which led to it breaking.
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hmmm, I'd like to know about that. If the Cobra shocks will work well, it could be an easy, cheap upgrade!

www.rockauto.com has Motorcraft rear shocks for the 2002 Cobra for $23 each.
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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-02-2004, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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well the Cobra shocks for the convertible are not as stiff as the coupe shocks. I will be putting front Sports shocks in and real cobra vert (Bilstein) shocks in the rear next weekend. I'll let you know how it goes

You need different nuts for the shocks that's about it... and there super cheap.. probably like $30-40 US
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$30-40 US for nuts? haaahaaaaa

man, it must near $70 for Canucks!
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$30-40 US for nuts? haaahaaaaa

man, it must near $70 for Canucks!
for shocks slapnuts.
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You're gonna hate how harsh the vert shocks are.
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my rear coupe shocks have tossed me into the ceiling on big bumps. I'd hate to see what vert shocks will do.
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vert shocks are softer
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hmmm, I think the convertible shocks would be a little stiffer....maybe due to added weight of roof folding back, for added chassis stiffening...who knows?
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post #19 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-05-2004, 11:06 AM
 
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So what nut do you need? I bet you can't just go to the hardware store for one... is it the one for a normal LX shock? I'm thinking about doing this with Sport shocks in front over Koni's cuz it's a heckuva lot cheaper.
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you would need.... The nut for the cobra shocks

I'm putting sports in the front and Vert cobras in the rear.

There in my trunk right now, going in next saturday . Along witha fuel pump and a pumpkin.

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ah...that makes sense. Thanks. This is probably what I'll do too, then.
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How does this combination do as far as handling performance. I can handle a rough ride, that's not my concern. Anyone who's done it, I'd like to hear your opinions and experiences. Thanks.
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give me a couple days to get my new rearend broken in and i'll let ya know
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is this set up good with eibach spring?

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ahahaha....sorry, didn't see the eibach in the sig....
can't wait to see the result because i'm will be going for the same setup also.
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np

will do..

I have some SC buddies with that setup.. they like it thats why I'm doing it BTW.. but I can see first hand.
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post #28 of 42 (permalink) Old 06-13-2004, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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ok got everything but the new front shocks put in. They were being a whore!

for the CObra Vert shocks and eibachs, I love em. the springs make the car feel sooo much better alone. the vert socks are stiffer for sure. If I push the backend of the car down.. it goes maybe a inch then quickly pops up. haha stiff not not too stiff.

Perfection

I have not been down any crazy bumpy roads yet tho... but Ive been for a few drives to get the new rear warmed up.
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any more feebdack on the shocks
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love the rears. perfet ride.

I'm still working on the fronts..
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