front shocks! - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1979-1995 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 03-31-2014, 09:56 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
5.oh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Saint louis
Region: Missouri
Posts: 261
front shocks!

I have a 91 stang, well everywhere i look it says the front has struts for replacement shocks. my car has shocks, not struts. i even go into an argument with a guy from napa cause he said they have struts when i was looking at them. Wondering if anyone else has this problem? and what the shock number is so i can get two replacements cause one is leaking and they suck.
5.oh is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-31-2014, 10:17 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
ALMOST STOCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Prunedale
Region: California
Posts: 366
Unless someone for some reason changed your stock setup to Shocks sorry to say you have Struts in the front of your 91 not shocks.

The 1979-2004 Mustang front suspension consists of modified MacPherson struts with lower control arms (A-arms). The term modified refers to the fact that the coil springs are inboard of the struts. Normally, MacPherson suspensions have coil springs that surround the struts. This suspension is compact, cheap to build and easy to service, but it is often criticized because (a) its geometry produces camber changes during vertical suspension movement and body roll that adversely affect handling and (b) the strut towers prevent designers from lowering the car's profile. The performance of the front suspension can be improved by installing stiffer springs and struts and by replacing rubber bushings in several locations with less compliant urethane bushings.

The easiest way to tell the difference is your strut will have a bracket on the side with holes so that it can be fastened to the spindle, the shock does not have an bracket on the side .

Shock on the left............ Strut on the right
ALMOST STOCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 10:24 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
5.oh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Saint louis
Region: Missouri
Posts: 261
Yeah I have shocks. And a spring that sits in the a-arm. Really weird.

Sent from my SM-N900T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
5.oh is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-31-2014, 10:29 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
ALMOST STOCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Prunedale
Region: California
Posts: 366
Got a picture you can post?
ALMOST STOCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 10:37 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
FullyAutomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Automatic
Region: Mexico
Posts: 941
lol hes guna feel like an *** when he realises its not a shock lol
FullyAutomatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 10:50 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
5.oh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Saint louis
Region: Missouri
Posts: 261
I see there's a close resemblance. Let me go take a pic and look at it. I've never seen a strut like that without the actual spring on the outside of the shock

Sent from my SM-N900T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
5.oh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 10:55 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
5.oh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Saint louis
Region: Missouri
Posts: 261
Looks like I have struts haha wow I feel stupid.

Sent from my SM-N900T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1396324526599.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	66.2 KB
ID:	152540   Click image for larger version

Name:	1396324538676.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	57.0 KB
ID:	152541  

5.oh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 10:58 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
FullyAutomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Automatic
Region: Mexico
Posts: 941
lol instant classic!
just don't go back to napa bro
FullyAutomatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2014, 11:29 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
5.oh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Saint louis
Region: Missouri
Posts: 261
Haha I'm not. So can I buy the sets of kyb struts and rear shocks and not have to buy a spring for the strut? Just basically install it when I get it and I'm good?

Sent from my SM-N900T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
5.oh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2014, 09:14 AM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
ALMOST STOCK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Prunedale
Region: California
Posts: 366
Just buy the struts ands shocks you don't need to buy the springs unless for some reason you just want to change them for a different spring rate or lower your car.
ALMOST STOCK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2014, 02:03 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
5.oh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Saint louis
Region: Missouri
Posts: 261
Okay. I already have a set for the front that sit in the a arm. Just not the ones that go around the strut. So cool thanks a lot man!!!

Sent from my SM-N900T using Mustang Evolution mobile app
5.oh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2014, 09:35 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
silverstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 46
Ya. That's a funny post!
silverstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 1979-1995 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2002 V6 Front shocks or Struts SueK Pre-2005 V6 Mustang 2 10-08-2013 11:29 AM
86 front end into an 89 front end Beatjunkiexorge 2.3 Mustang 1 05-18-2013 08:07 PM
front shocks for 99-02 cobras bluekswiss_04 SVT Mustang 4 04-14-2012 11:51 PM
front koni str.t shocks for sale tigercrazy718 Mustang Parts for Sale and Wanted 13 03-24-2011 08:51 AM
Stage 3 roush front OR keep 01 cobra front? SpectorV Mustang Audio & Video 16 11-27-2004 01:17 AM

» Like Us On Facebook



08:45 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.