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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2017, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Fox Coilovers Front & Rear?

Ok, so I have a Fox body I purchased for the efi 302 engine that has Trick Flow heads and a T5 trans. It also has coilovers and Cobra brakes. My questions are:

1) Can I somehow incorporate the coilovers to go with an Arning drop?

2) What kit is out there to delete leaf springs and use the Rear Coilovers I have?
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Does it really have coilovers or just MacPherson struts? On the rear you'd need to get the pieces to fabricate a 4-link rear suspension.
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No, It has coilovers.
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So it has both lower AND upper control arms?

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If you decide to go through with the trouble of doing a 4 link, why not use the rear axle from the fox and add the points on your car? Not sure how the widths compare between the two but I'm sure you could make it work with a welder and some time. Then you'd have rear disc brakes, too.

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How much are you willing to spend to install used parts that weren't designed for a application?

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I'd like to see pictures of this coil over suspension. Sounds neat. I have a Fox too but I'm not aware of kits for such that don't cost a LOT of money. If it is what you think it is you could sell it and use that money for parts that actually fit the other car. If it's the more usual Fox suspension, you basically can't use it and shouldn't really want to.
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How bad off is the fox body that it's only good for parts? Besides, other than drivetrain and seats, there's not a lot of interchangeability. They were generations apart.

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My buddy is a welder and will help with fab work. Since my post, I've seen something that will probably work for the rear, just looking further into it. The width of the 8.8 FOX rear end I want to use, is wider by two inches. Will use wheels with some more backspacing to make up the difference. My 65 is a restomod and don't care too much about keeping original with the suspension. I also care less about the complete Fox Body Mustang I have. Lol. Nothing wrong with it. I'll just use what I need and chop up the car after I sell the usable, leftover parts.
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My buddy is a welder and will help with fab work. Since my post, I've seen something that will probably work for the rear, just looking further into it. The width of the 8.8 FOX rear end I want to use, is wider by two inches. Will use wheels with some more backspacing to make up the difference. My 65 is a restomod and don't care too much about keeping original with the suspension. I also care less about the complete Fox Body Mustang I have. Lol. Nothing wrong with it. I'll just use what I need and chop up the car after I sell the usable, leftover parts.
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It is kind of off-putting to those of us restoring old Fox body cars. Still like to see pictures of those "coilovers" though.

You can force a Fox rear end under an older car but it's ever so much easier just to score an Explorer rear end. No arm mounts to torch off, no need to add spring perches, width already good, lug pattern the same, and you even get disk brakes in the deal.
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