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Old 9/10/09, 01:52 PM
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Springs shipped today...
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Yes now lets hope not 1:18 scale I've seen that go way back with old Camero wheelrings & hubs guy orders real great price and by the wording the seller was somewhat covered and when the guy recieved them 1:18 scale kinda thing
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!!! lol! 1/18 wheels!
His words were "I put H&R springs on my Cobra and I love the ride, so I no longer have any use for these".
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Yes now lets hope not 1:18 scale I've seen that go way back with old Camero wheelrings & hubs guy orders real great price and by the wording the seller was somewhat covered and when the guy recieved them 1:18 scale kinda thing

Sorry Nat was here he backspaced and double posted bugger
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/03-04...Q5fAccessories

That is what you need to keep the front end healthy with those springs. I'm already getting unhappy with my Tokico's, and have heard that they aren't even valved for the 600 lb/in springs that I have. If you are planning to run those with your stock struts I think you are going to be very disappointed with the ride.

The two struts I'm looking at are these Tokico D-Spec Adjustables and these Bilstein HD's which are the same as the Cobra stuff, except the rears (obviously) since the IRS needs much stiffer springs than the SLA. I know that the Bilsteins have the reputation, but the Tokicos being slightly cheaper, and being adjustable makes me think that could be the way I want to go.

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I know that new struts are needed, but I'll destroy the stockers first I'm looking @ various models/brands, and I think Bullit replacement struts will work. The 03 springs I think they're 650 lb/in.
BTW, those struts on that link have ofer 50k miles, so they may be almost blown.
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eh, 51K isn't that much. I'd bet money that they're still fine.

you can find bullitt/mach ones for next to nothing, so when the time comes it should be easy stuffs.
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eh, 51K isn't that much. I'd bet money that they're still fine.
Shocks are something I won't buy used unless I've seen/tried them on the parts car. I've seen more than once good looking shocks that are busted with no leaking oil in even less than 30k miles. But I've been told that bilsteins are almost bulletproof, so
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you can find bullitt/mach ones for next to nothing, so when the time comes it should be easy stuffs.
I've seen them retailed for as low as $60 each strut amd $17 rear shocks, actually the same price as the ones specked for my 94, only with different part #s. KYBs are a little pricier, $20+ over each. Haven't checked Bilsteins through, but my guess is over $100ea.
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Bilsteins are really good shocks. I don't know how you'll like them, but I have been told that the Tokico HD's don't really have enough rebound in them, which is why they were valved differently for the Mach and Bullitt. The ones I have just don't feel quite as smooth as I was expecting, or even as much as Arin's Bullitt from what I can tell. If I were you, I would strongly suggest looking at something better than the HD's, or at very least get some that are specific to the Bullitt.
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Maybe yours are about to get busted, that's why they may feel kinda odd. The guys over at sn95forums highly recommend either Bilsteins or Tokico iluminas. I'm considering either Monroes or Kyb's valved for a Bullit or Cobra.
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Found out this on another forum. The springs I'll get are 500 lb in. since they're from a 03 Cobra vert.

Also found again the link explaining 79-04 Mustang suspensions and mods.
http://www.miracerros.com/mustang/t_suspension.htm

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Old 9/21/09, 12:52 PM
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Springs arrived today and no Ed, they're not 1/18 scale
They're pretty clean and with minor surface rust where the isolators sat.

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Driver side spring is mounted, passenger side still in progress due to the rain
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Springs are in. I also found out why the stockers were so sagged. They were cut half a coil. The car actually sits now taller, more than an inch, but I guess they'll settle down after some time driving it, but nonetheless, it rides really good. I'll use it the rest of the week to see how it behaves at speed.

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Awesome news!
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Talking Test drive update!

Wow, now that's a difference! The car feels a lot better on turns and going though speed bumps and pot holes. It really needed those springs. The downside is that the rear shocks are blown and it's more noticeable. The front struts are still good as well as the other front end components, except for the right inner tie rod that has some minor play, and the dust covers have cracks on the outer ones and the ball joints, otherwise they're good
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I need to get me a new set of tie rod ends. I've never messed with steering stuff except to move it out of the way for the suspension, though, so I guess I'm in for a treat.
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Update!

I can't believe the difference those springs made in the car. I went through a turn faster than I could ever go with the older springs to pass a slower vehicle and the car responded really well, just minor tire screech when reaching their grip limit Can't wait to put new shocks & front tires to see how it does.
Also I aimed the headlights lower. Also there appears to be a gremlin on the lighting wiring The headlights were blinking! I pulled the high beams and the blinking stopped, switched back to lows and everything's fine.
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