WTB: Various parts for 1989 SHO MTX

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WTB: Various parts for my 1989 SHO MTX

FYI my car has the '96 brake upgrade including '94/'95 front spindles. As I come across more needs, I'll update this thread. I'm located in Socal/Los Angeles.

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-Koni shocks
-Eibach springs
-New front subframe bushings (not solid, looking for oem comfort, but Police bushings would be great)
 

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WTB: Various parts for my 1989 SHO MTX

FYI my car has the '96 brake upgrade including '94/'95 front spindles. As I come across more needs, I'll update this thread. I'm located in Socal/Los Angeles.

WTB
-Koni shocks
-Eibach springs
-New front subframe bushings (not solid, looking for oem comfort, but Police bushings would be great)
Look on Rockauto at the 1996 and up Taurus and get 4 rear subframe bushings. Those are an upgrade over the original Gen1 and 2 bushings. It's what everyone used that don't want the solid aluminum bushings. You have to use all rear bushings on the Gen1 and 2 subframe though.

If you don't find Eibachs, consider cargo coils off Rockauto as well. You can safely cut coils off the cargo springs to get the desired ride height that you want. It's discussed here on the forum and I can answer any questions you might have. Two of my cars are currently on Moog cargos with coils cut and they ride great.

This is my white 89 with 1.5 coils cut in the front and uncut in the rear.

-Chad

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Look on Rockauto at the 1996 and up Taurus and get 4 rear subframe bushings. Those are an upgrade over the original Gen1 and 2 bushings. It's what everyone used that don't want the solid aluminum bushings. You have to use all rear bushings on the Gen1 and 2 subframe though.

If you don't find Eibachs, consider cargo coils off Rockauto as well. You can safely cut coils off the cargo springs to get the desired ride height that you want. It's discussed here on the forum and I can answer any questions you might have. Two of my cars are currently on Moog cargos with coils cut and they ride great.

This is my white 89 with 1.5 coils cut in the front and uncut in the rear.

-Chad

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Great thanks! I'm not concerned as much with ride height/lowering the car, as much as quality suspension and performance. I really want the best parts for my SHO.
 

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There are so few good suspension parts available for this vehicle you have to get the best of what's still out there. Koni's were stiff but they didn't wow me with everyday performance. Most of what is left is non-sho taurus spec cheap aftermarket stuff. Very disappointing aspect of ownership the last 10 yrs or so. At least the brakes are better. Good luck with piecing this car together.
 

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There are so few good suspension parts available for this vehicle you have to get the best of what's still out there. Koni's were stiff but they didn't wow me with everyday performance. Most of what is left is non-sho taurus spec cheap aftermarket stuff. Very disappointing aspect of ownership the last 10 yrs or so. At least the brakes are better. Good luck with piecing this car together.
Makes sense! Yea I agree, based on what I've learned so far...
 

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I have some 29 K mile 1995 spec SHO struts they are for sale in my for sale ad. FoMoCo retuned the struts 3 or 4 times over the 1989-1995 run. Have found these late struts (manufactured by Tokiko) to be the best compromise for the rear shocks, and close to the best available for the fronts (custom fabed digressive valved Bilsteins or no longer obtanium Tokikos).
 

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I have some 29 K mile 1995 spec SHO struts they are for sale in my for sale ad. FoMoCo retuned the struts 3 or 4 times over the 1989-1995 run. Have found these late struts (manufactured by Tokiko) to be the best compromise for the rear shocks, and close to the best available for the fronts (custom fabed digressive valved Bilsteins or no longer obtanium Tokikos).
Can you give me a link to your for sale thread?
 

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WTB: Various parts for my 1989 SHO MTX

FYI my car has the '96 brake upgrade including '94/'95 front spindles. As I come across more needs, I'll update this thread. I'm located in Socal/Los Angeles.

WTB
-Koni shocks
-Eibach springs
-New front subframe bushings (not solid, looking for oem comfort, but Police bushings would be great)
PM sent.
 

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I've got some eibachs for sale. A nice used set and an NOS set. The only struts i have are monroe sensatrac and I don't know if they will hold up with the eibachs or not.
 

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