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    Default interesting automotive TRICK!!!!!!!!! What do you think happened.????

    i am putting in my tail pipes for a new exhaust on a resto project using 2 1/2'' tubing.

    i cant get the tail pipe over the axle on the passenger side because of two reasons,, the car is too low and the rear pass shock is in the way.

    I remove the lower pass shock bolt, pull the shock out of the bracket and let it hang.

    i put my floor jack under the car just forward of the rear tire on the pass side, there is a flat spot there for such purposes.

    i jacked up on the the passenger side and what do you think happened without a passenger shock attached?????????????

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    I'ma guess coil spring popped out
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    I had a car with totally blown shocks in the rear. When I jacked it up, the rear suspension would bind and the whole rear end would pop and move a bit.
    Took me a while to figure out why it would just randomly turn sharp on bumps.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
    Hooligans!
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    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
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    the passenger tire never came off the ground.

    the drivers side tire however was off the ground about 4''

    what a mind blowing science experiment!!!

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    Interesting. Might have to try this one day.
    Quote Originally Posted by jcassity
    I honestly dont think you could exceed the cost of a new car buy installing new *stock* parts everywhere in your coug our tbird. Its just plain impossible. You could revamp the entire drivetrain/engine/suspenstion and still come out ahead.
    Hooligans!
    1988 Crown Vic wagon. 120K California car. Wifes grocery getter. (junked)
    1987 Ford Thunderbird LX. 5.0. s.o., sn-95 t-5 and an f-150 clutch. Driven daily and going strong.
    1986 cougar.
    lilsammywasapunkrocker@yahoo.com

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    i cant wait to see someone do this...
    its just one bolt to take out ,, bottom of the shock then do it

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    That is pretty wild. Surprised the car didn't just lean to the opposite side while you raised it.

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