Rear Coil Overs and Shock Length on a Fox T-Bird
I installed my coil over kit, new axles, lower control arms, and Cobra rear brakes on my T-Bird a couple of weekends ago. The install went well but I am really leery of how low it is appearing the car will be. The springs are 200 lb units and the dampers are the Koni SA's (30 6325's) with a six inch stroke. With the car on the four point lift in the shop there is not much droop in the rear suspension. There is about a 1" gap between the top of the tire and the fender lip. I am running 275/40/17's for reference. I am leaning towards returning the Koni's and getting the seven inch stroke units (30 7325's) as this car is driven on the street. The car still has the UCA's in it so no Watts, Torque Arm, or Panhard bar.
Does anyone here have any knowledge on the T-Birds? I have read on the net that the stock rear dampers are longer on a T-Bird than a Mustang. My problem with that is everything on the net is true so I trust most of that information about as far as I can throw it.
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