Coil overs

Discussion in 'V8 - Performance Upgrades' started by patrick hubbard, Sep 22, 2019.

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    Will the coil overs on e bay fit our cars
     
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    Wish I could tell but I'd have to look under the car to make sure but they look like an interesting find. Make sure the mounting points look the same and ask the seller. I don't see why not, as I think other people were putting aftermarket part store units on their cars if I remember right. I never changed the stockers from my old v8car. Maybe some archived posts have replacement posts on here.
     
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    The images show the mounting points like ours for the fronts, and the rears look like what I'd expect. Even has the mount for the brake cable line bracket. At that price it would be worth it just to see.

    Keep in mind those are only height adjustable. The dampening / recoil is not adjustable, unlike SHOSource or the Koni inserts.

    Even still you'd need to factor in the SHOSource mounting plates to provide alignment adjustability.
     
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    This has been done on a Gen II. They do need some modification to the top mounting plate (bolts don't line up with holes) and either gen III strut rods, gen III subframe swap... or move the tab and reweld. I think the rears bolt up. Reports are its super stiff (harsh, but I haven't done it myself. I own a set but have yet to install.
     
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    Shosource.com doesn't have coil overs on the new site and I have never seen the koni inserts
     
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    I think they shosource sold the last set of coilovers they had in stock. about $1200 I believe.
     
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    Even if they don't have their coil overs in stock, I highly recommend their adjustable mount plates. Of course there is no guarantee they will work with other setups, but I don't see why not...

    SHO SOURCE CAMBER CASTER PLATES (96-07)
    https://shosource.com/products?olsPage=products/sho-source-camber-caster-plates-96-07&page=2

    Yeah, SHO Source coilovers were top notch for that price! Maybe they will do another group buy, if there is enough buy-in...
     
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    I just checked Rock auto and all the replacements are listed the same across all sub models. That doesn't mean it isn't a mistake but they kept parts the same (or plug and play) for as much as they could.

    They didn't redesign the suspension architecture for some limited run Taurus, just a few of the parts specs like spring and damper rates.
     
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    Can you do koni inserts with coilover sleeves
     
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    the rear ones on the ebaycoil overs are wayyyy to short if you install them the car will be sunk in the back.
     
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    Is that true of all '96-99 year general Taurus replacement struts installed in a GenIII SHO?
     
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    the ebaycoilovers are moddelled after the SLO struts so yes
     
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    I didn't notice at first by their AD does note:
    That's okay. These don't provide any advantage to a SHO, except for style without adjustability of dampening/recoil. You'd only gain minimally over just going with a passive KYB or Monroe and be stuck with self imposed NVH...

    Need to reach out to vendors and find out if inserts or electronic shocks are available...
     

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