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DaveSHOtime

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I just bought a 1989 SHO MTX in Light Titanium Metallic over Sandalwood leather upholstery. Has around 37k original miles. My Dad had three SHOs back in the day. I think his first was an '89, and his last was a 2nd gen, all MTX. I grew up in the '90's so I have fond memories of the SHO. So I'm very glad to have this car and want to enjoy it for what it is.

I'm currently replacing the clutch (clutch masters stage 1 with 17lb Shosource flywheel) and doing essentially a full front suspension refresh. I'll get to the rear suspension when I'm done with the front. I've got a lot of parts from Shosource.com (thanks Mike!). And have some parts on order from Shonut.

In the process of installing the shosource '96 front brake upgrade including '94/'95 front spindles.

Have a new Quaife unit on order. I might try to install myself if it seems doable. I have the shonut dvd video.

Other things to do: get new tires, fix driver's seat leather upholstery, professional engine bay detail, maybe paint correction/ppf.

One thing I'd like to do is upgrade the suspension just a tad. Wish I could find Koni shocks. I'll probably be posting some threads about mechanic work and parts.

Update: Here are a few pics of her right after I picked it up:

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Welcome! Did you find someone selling a quaife? Those have been obsolete for awhile
 

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Welcome in! Very happy to see the enthusiasm for your car. It's a sickness and very addictive.

Very good choice on the 17lb flywheel. It's by far my favorite. I have one in my blue 95, and my white 91+. The drivability is so much better with that flywheel.

You can find all the parts if you look in the right places and can pay the prices. The FB groups are a really good place to look too. My blue 95 has SHOSource coilovers on it and I have a very low mileage set on the shelf for backup down the road. My 91+ has Koni and I have an NOS set on the shelf for it down the road.

If you can't find any Koni then I suggest SensaTracs with Moog Cargo coils as a very nice above stock ride. You can research it here on the forum.

Post some pics when you can. We love pics here.

-Chad
 

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Welcome in! Very happy to see the enthusiasm for your car. It's a sickness and very addictive.

Very good choice on the 17lb flywheel. It's by far my favorite. I have one in my blue 95, and my white 91+. The drivability is so much better with that flywheel.

You can find all the parts if you look in the right places and can pay the prices. The FB groups are a really good place to look too. My blue 95 has SHOSource coilovers on it and I have a very low mileage set on the shelf for backup down the road. My 91+ has Koni and I have an NOS set on the shelf for it down the road.

If you can't find any Koni then I suggest SensaTracs with Moog Cargo coils as a very nice above stock ride. You can research it here on the forum.

Post some pics when you can. We love pics here.

-Chad
Great info thank you! Sure I will gladly post some pics soon.
 

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You can still buy new Quaifes directly from Quaife. We did a group buy in one of the FB groups last year. They are still really affordable too.

-Chad
Great, some parts are coming available again. Shosource has coilovers and stainless exhaust systems back in stock.
 

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That's a nicer box than the one I got from Shomesomesho. Mine was in a plain brown box
 

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Welcome in! Very happy to see the enthusiasm for your car. It's a sickness and very addictive.

Very good choice on the 17lb flywheel. It's by far my favorite. I have one in my blue 95, and my white 91+. The drivability is so much better with that flywheel.

You can find all the parts if you look in the right places and can pay the prices. The FB groups are a really good place to look too. My blue 95 has SHOSource coilovers on it and I have a very low mileage set on the shelf for backup down the road. My 91+ has Koni and I have an NOS set on the shelf for it down the road.

If you can't find any Koni then I suggest SensaTracs with Moog Cargo coils as a very nice above stock ride. You can research it here on the forum.

Post some pics when you can. We love pics here.

-Chad
I have SensaTracs with Eibach lowering springs, and it’s a nice handling car a step above stock.
 

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I just bought a 1989 SHO MTX in Light Titanium Metallic over Sandalwood leather upholstery. Has around 37k original miles. My Dad had three SHOs back in the day. I think his first was an '89, and his last was a 2nd gen, all MTX. I grew up in the '90's so I have fond memories of the SHO. So I'm very glad to have this car and want to enjoy it for what it is.

I'm currently replacing the clutch (clutch masters stage 1 with 17lb Shosource flywheel) and doing essentially a full front suspension refresh. I'll get to the rear suspension when I'm done with the front. I've got a lot of parts from Shosource.com (thanks Mike!). And have some parts on order from Shonut.

In the process of installing the shosource '96 front brake upgrade including '94/'95 front spindles.

Have a new Quaife unit on order. I might try to install myself if it seems doable. I have the shonut dvd video.

Other things to do: get new tires, fix driver's seat leather upholstery, professional engine bay detail, maybe paint correction/ppf.

One thing I'd like to do is upgrade the suspension just a tad. Wish I could find Koni shocks. I'll probably be posting some threads about mechanic work and parts.

Update: Here are a few pics of her right after I picked it up:

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I just bought a 1989 SHO MTX in Light Titanium Metallic over Sandalwood leather upholstery. Has around 37k original miles. My Dad had three SHOs back in the day. I think his first was an '89, and his last was a 2nd gen, all MTX. I grew up in the '90's so I have fond memories of the SHO. So I'm very glad to have this car and want to enjoy it for what it is.

I'm currently replacing the clutch (clutch masters stage 1 with 17lb Shosource flywheel) and doing essentially a full front suspension refresh. I'll get to the rear suspension when I'm done with the front. I've got a lot of parts from Shosource.com (thanks Mike!). And have some parts on order from Shonut.

In the process of installing the shosource '96 front brake upgrade including '94/'95 front spindles.

Have a new Quaife unit on order. I might try to install myself if it seems doable. I have the shonut dvd video.

Other things to do: get new tires, fix driver's seat leather upholstery, professional engine bay detail, maybe paint correction/ppf.

One thing I'd like to do is upgrade the suspension just a tad. Wish I could find Koni shocks. I'll probably be posting some threads about mechanic work and parts.

Update: Here are a few pics of her right after I picked it up:

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I also own an 89. Original owner, 55K miles. Same color. Basically 100% stock. Getting tougher to find parts. Given its lighter weight (3300#) and fantastic engine it's a blast to drive.Enjoy your car.
 

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Don't forget you will need to redo the differential bearing preload with a different shim if installing a Quaife:
That points you to the other parts that will be needed at SHO Nut Performance, MTX page.
 

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