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Old 12-06-2006, 09:43 PM
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My 1991 Mustang 5.0 LX has these dampers connecting the rear axle to the body. I went to my local ford dealer and O' reillys and neither can get these. One of mine is split and the other is rusty. my rear axle is moving all around and id really appreciate if someone can direct me where to get some new ones. The only thing i was told is salvage, but who gets shocks off a wrecked car? the chances theyll be good are slim and even if they are theyll be worn out. thanks.
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:46 PM
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the parts stores sell them, there called axle dampers like your title, I bought a set a few years ago from pep boys
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Old 12-06-2006, 09:51 PM
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My 1991 Mustang 5.0 LX has these dampers connecting the rear axle to the body. I went to my local ford dealer and O' reillys and neither can get these. One of mine is split and the other is rusty. my rear axle is moving all around and id really appreciate if someone can direct me where to get some new ones. The only thing i was told is salvage, but who gets shocks off a wrecked car? the chances theyll be good are slim and even if they are theyll be worn out. thanks.
honestly.. alot of people ditch those with no problems.. if your rear axle is walking front to back it's not because of your quad shocks.. check your rear upper and lower control arm bushings.
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:02 PM
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replace your upper/lower control arms with aftermaket ones and poly bushings, then junk them, or if yoiu want to keep them KYB makes them
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:06 PM
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I just replaced my quads with KYB's a few months ago. Advance doesnt stock them but they can order them and get them in a few days. Theyre a little over $40 each.
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:13 PM
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steeda makes some good ones i think... www.steeda.com
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:31 PM
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I agree w/ 7UP....get a set of UPR HD Upper and Lower control arms (189-ish) and trash your stock U/L's and quads. The quads are there to limit wheel hop due to the weak stock U/L control arms. Replace them and you don't need quads at all.
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