Coil overs

luigisho

SHO Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2001
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
3,585
Location
va beach,va
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.
 

gamefanatic

SHO Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2005
Messages
652
Reaction score
231
Location
Barstow, CA
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.
 

thegreatbriguy

SHO Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2006
Messages
228
Reaction score
57
Location
Carlisle
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.
 

gamefanatic

SHO Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2005
Messages
652
Reaction score
231
Location
Barstow, CA
Shosource.com doesn't have coil overs on the new site and I have never seen the koni inserts

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...
 

luigisho

SHO Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2001
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
3,585
Location
va beach,va
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.
 

99sho-time

SHO Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2015
Messages
367
Reaction score
85
the rear ones on the ebaycoil overs are wayyyy to short if you install them the car will be sunk in the back.
 

luigisho

SHO Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2001
Messages
10,918
Reaction score
3,585
Location
va beach,va
Is that true of all '96-99 year general Taurus replacement struts installed in a GenIII SHO?
 

gamefanatic

SHO Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2005
Messages
652
Reaction score
231
Location
Barstow, CA
the rear ones on the ebaycoil overs are wayyyy to short if you install them the car will be sunk in the back.

I didn't notice at first by their AD does note:
Racing Parts Warehouse said:
...Not Fit Wagan or SHO

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...
 

Forum statistics

Threads
102,487
Messages
1,131,080
Members
12,646
Latest member
Rusty Shackleford

Members online

Top