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Sport Shocks with regular springs

I'm planning to replace all 4 shocks in a few weeks. The suspension doesn't seem as tight as it used to be and the car turned over 100K a few months ago.

I'm planning to use Motorcraft shocks. I have read that some people are using the sport shocks for the front and Cobra shocks for the rear.

How many people have done this without the sport springs? I read that the shocks might wear out faster without switching to sport or lowering springs. How much stiffer is the ride with the sport shocks?

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I'd suggest getting some sport springs since they can be found for $50 a set, and you'd have to remove the front springs anyway. Yes the sport shocks would wear out faster w/ lx springs.




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I tried to look up the sport shocks on autozone.com the other day and the PN for '97 v8 is same as '94 v8. It never asked me about sport package or rotor size. I replaced mine with Monroe Sensatracs and SC springs. Are sport shocks superior to mine in handling? Thanks
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I tried to look up the sport shocks on autozone.com the other day and the PN for '97 v8 is same as '94 v8. It never asked me about sport package or rotor size. I replaced mine with Monroe Sensatracs and SC springs. Are sport shocks superior to mine in handling? Thanks
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I've heard complaints about the sensatracs. The "reflex" by monroe is supposed to be more like the sport shocks.




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I'd suggest getting some sport springs since they can be found for $50 a set, and you'd have to remove the front springs anyway. Yes the sport shocks would wear out faster w/ lx springs.
I would love to know where you can get them for that price. I just ordered the shocks but have to wait to get the springs untill save more $$.

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I would recomend the reflex shocks by monroe. Monroe has discontinued them but supplies are still available. A1shocks.com has themfor 200.00 for a set front and rear. The sensetracks are way too soft. they are the type of shock that a old person would put on there car to absorob a small bump that there hip would shatter it they hit anything bigger than a bottle cap.

The reflex are firm but it you hit a big bump they instantly get softer for a milisecond to abosob the bump with out beating your guts out like most performance shocks.
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I've got a complete set of SuperCoupe springs. The fronts still have the SC shocks on them. I'd just like to break even on them. Give me a zip code and I'll find out what shipping is. I'll sell you everything for 100.00 shipped.


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I would love to know where you can get them for that price. I just ordered the shocks but have to wait to get the springs untill save more $$.

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On my 92 i put the Monroe Sensa-tracs on the front and back, it rode and handled good but about a month later the front right strut was leaking......

So i put the Monroe Reflexes on the front, WOW what a dfference! The Reflexes are 100% stiffer it feels like.

Just letting you know my expirences.
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Ok, off topic but not really...I didn't want to start a new thread so I am gonna try here first...ok, lowering the 94 and 95 birds 1.5" or 2"...will new shocks be required? or can It wait a month or so?
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don't lower it with out stiff shocks. It will bottom out and damage the car.
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don't lower it with out stiff shocks. It will bottom out and damage the car.
sooo, would this work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33586
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sooo, would this work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33586
those should be fine. the shocks and springs are a package deal to work together, not like subbing different OE shocks to go with lowering springs. Although, i wouldnt trade my Koni/Eibach combo for anything.




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Ok, basically I am not looking so much for performance...just looks...My car will be a 1/4 mile car eventually...just not yet...But I just got 17s and the fender gap is BAAADDD...so, I need to lower it for looks
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