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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
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Is it ok and anything i need to know in buying stock springs off a tbird in junkyard?

I have a 96 tbird v6 and right now its too low the springs have been cut at a shop and i can buy the whole set and they will take them off the car at the junkyard the tbird is a 1994 or 95 will it work it anything i need to know, also is that a good price.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 11:58 PM
 
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I didn't see a price in your post.

I'm not an expert, but I think that the 4.6 and 3.8 might have different front springs because of the weight difference. Is it a 4.6 or 3.8 in the yard?
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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ohh yea forgot price its 100 bucks and not sure if its a v-8 or v-6 the motor is out but i saw the intake tube and mafairbox top lid and looks like mine is there any way to tell if its a v-8 or v-6?
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ohh yea forgot price its 100 bucks and not sure if its a v-8 or v-6 the motor is out but i saw the intake tube and mafairbox top lid and looks like mine is there any way to tell if its a v-8 or v-6?
$100 is too much. Depends on if you can afford new aftermarkets.

Count plug wires. If it says 3.8 on the intake, it's a 6. If the intake plenum says 4.6, it's an 8. It won't actually say it, but should be printed.

Do searches here for the terms "Vogtland" or "eibach". Leave off the quotes.
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look at the vin number at the dash. the 8th letter if is "w" then it's the 4.6v8 if it is "6" then it is the 3.8 v6. forget what is for the sc.

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na V6 = 4
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1 complete set of stock sport springs off a 97 for sale!
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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how much for the set then and whats special about the sport springs.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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And do u have a v-6 or v-8?
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 07:22 AM
 
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Sport Springs are off a V8, and they are the same as SC springs. I've got them on my car, and I think they would work exceptionally well on a lighter 3.8 NA if you trim them down to get rid of the 4x4 look you'll have.

As far as springs out of a junkyard, $100 is too much. I got a set of SC springs for $80. If you need cheap, but want new, check out www.suspensionmax.com. You can get a new set of springs with a 1.5" drop for $129.
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i just visited the local yard....they had the entire spring and strut combo for $35 a side. i almost got them to use as the spares for the koni inserts i am going to buy...but passed on them.

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