Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Monroe Center, IL
Rear Coil/over shocks on a MGM
Anyone try putting those coil/over shocks on the rear of a MGM? I don't have the air ride suspension, but notice when we start putting stuff in the trunk (on shopping days), it starts to sag a little. It's not like we put a lot of weight in there, that's what worries me. Don't know if the factory springs are bad, or just soft. The car only has 80k miles on it. I'd almost hate to see what it would look like with a couple of decent size adults in the back seat!
I put those coil/over shocks on my '77 LTD, and it really turned the handling/ride around on that car! I thought the ride would be really stiff, but surprisingly, it's not! The old shocks were really shot, as the passenger rear wheel was hoping, going down the road! I'm just worried if I put them on the MGM, then it might ride stiff. Our roads here are 'washboard', due to the weather, and when we had our Blazer, it would bounce us all over the place! One of the reasons why we sold it!
I would imagine that it would ride OK, as like I said, my LTD rode OK. If there wasn't so much salt on the road, I'd take my LTD out, and see how it rides on the washboard roads! Usually, come springtime, the road settles down, and isn't as bad.
Just wondering if anyone has done that to their car, and what the result was? I don't know what the P71's ride like, but I imagine stiffer than a 'regular' sedan.
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