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Old 09-15-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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My 1998 GT has started clunking under acceleration and I found my passenger side quad shock bushings are shot. They are originals (98k) miles and I am not sure what to do. Can the quad shocks just be removed or should I replace them. All the ones I can find are expensive as hell for two little shocks


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Pretty sure they can be removed if you get some suspension mods to take there place like a panhard bar.. But I'm not sure. Scotty and soccer would be the guys to ask
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You will get wheel hop if you remove them. You would want to go with a torque arm, and panhard bar to remove them or a watts link i beleive. Look it up on the googles you will find your answer. Im no suspension whiz but i beleive you have to upgrade other parts of the suspension to do it. You will also need subframes for the other mods to work as well.

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Yeah I am not sure I want to do all that to the car. This is one of three mustangs I own and a daily driver and I don't want to do a full suspension set up lol. It's basically bone stock minus a stage 2 spec clutch and a hurst shifter. I just want the damn thing to be quiet while driving around town but those quad shocks are driving me crazy. Was hoping there were some cheap replacements


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The replacments should be pretty cheap I remember correctly. I thought you could get them for around $30 bucks each or less?? You can get cheap Monroe shocks that cheap so they shouldnt be too bad.

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Where do I get those? I can only find koni Reds that are $180 a piece and KYB which are notorious for rubbing on the tires or the stock shocks while turning which I have no desire for that either. Bilsteins are $99 a piece.


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American Muscle has KYBs for $43 each. I swear a couple years ago i found them cheaper in a Monroe or something like that. But even at $43 each thats not bad to get rid of the irritating noise/rattle, their easy to install too

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American Muscle has KYBs for $43 each. I swear a couple years ago i found them cheaper in a Monroe or something like that. But even at $43 each thats not bad to get rid of the irritating noise/rattle, their easy to install too

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I'm just afraid of the KYB rubbing on 315s lol. The stock ones don't because one side is smaller


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Gotcha. Can the KYBs be flipped like the stock ones? Ill have to look now

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Looks like they can be flipped like the stock ones can be to clear the 315s. Are you lowered at all? They may not rub even without flipping them

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My 1998 GT has started clunking under acceleration and I found my passenger side quad shock bushings are shot. They are originals (98k) miles and I am not sure what to do. Can the quad shocks just be removed or should I replace them. All the ones I can find are expensive as hell for two little shocks


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smart,easy,cheap thing to do is replace the bushing.buy at any good part house,may have to get from the help section. take the shock with you.I used poly bar stock and made a set for a friend
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Thats a good idea for sure^^

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Pull a set from a JY, call it a day. You can ditch them with a good set of aftermarket lower control arms as well.

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Looks like they can be flipped like the stock ones can be to clear the 315s. Are you lowered at all? They may not rub even without flipping them

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Do the KYB look like the stock ones do? Because if they are similar to the stock style then I could see them fitting but if not then I think they will rub. And my car has 1" springs on it also


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Pull a set from a JY, call it a day. You can ditch them with a good set of aftermarket lower control arms as well.

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So you're saying that lower control arms make up for enough of the slack that those upper shocks aren't even necessary?


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Do the KYB look like the stock ones do? Because if they are similar to the stock style then I could see them fitting but if not then I think they will rub. And my car has 1" springs on it also


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So you're saying that lower control arms make up for enough of the slack that those upper shocks aren't even necessary?


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To me the KYB ones do look like the stock quad shocks

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Scotty is correct. A good set of lower control arms and you can ditch the quads. I would go with one that has a pro thane bushing like MM. A bit stiffer than urethane, but you can't really feel the difference, and its a lot stronger.
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o07_s00 i threw these on mine. the only noise i have are my worn axle bushings. sometime in the near future ill be throwing some prothane bushings in my control arms. (with either ford racing axle bushings or mm axle bushings, not the prothanes)
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o07_s00 i threw these on mine. the only noise i have are my worn axle bushings. sometime in the near future ill be throwing some prothane bushings in my control arms. (with either ford racing axle bushings or mm axle bushings, not the prothanes)

Awesome! Those are in the price range in looking for


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honestly i dont know if they are good or bad or right in between. I changed my shocks and struts first. noticed a world of difference, (140k mile factory shocks vs kyb excel g's) then decided that since the quad shocks are old too, might as well change em. i dont remember a noticeable difference. but they were stiffer than the original ones.
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