Originally posted by Rich95XR7
Yes, you can replace them with sport shocks, I have sport shocks on the front of my non-sport. Have you owned your car since it was new? If not, it's possible that the front shocks were replaced, and they didn't know there was a difference, they both externally look pretty much the same.
Thanks for the reply, Rick.
No, I bought the car with 70k miles on it. Most of the stuff on the car lookes original, and as far as I'm know, these shocks are original.
There are a few 97 T-bird owners here with the JJGG spring code, and I'm beginning to believe that Ford really made some of these semi-sports 97's.
As you said, when they look similar from outside, it's possible the guy who looked at my shocks made a mistake; perhaps I do have the sport shocks.
Right now, I'm searching for my build-sheet, so that I can know (hopefully) which exact shocks came on the car originally.
[So, the sport shocks can be installed without any special adjustments/modifications? if not, what is needed to replace the regualrs with sport ones?]
I think i'll get them from Dan; I'm only replacing the front shocks. There rear "sport" shocks are the regulars anymore, anyway(rear sport shocks are obsolete, it seems)
What do you think of the ride quality/handling of the sport shocks compared to the regular shocks?