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I am rebuilding a 1986 mustang Gt 5spd. It has 100,000 original miles on it and I am completely redoing it to drive everyday and take on road trips. What shocks are able to fit on this car. I have looked around but only really saw KYB and Monroe’s and I haven’t heard anything good about either of them. So if you could point me to some good shocks. It would be great!
 

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They’re fairly expensive, but I’m very impressed with the ride quality of my Vikings when they’re turned down for street use.
 

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I liked the basic KYB gas-a-just on my 86 when it was stock suspension, stock 10 hole street cruiser. I still have them and wouldn't have any problem throwing them back on if I wasn't drag racing the car now.
 

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Strut choices are limited on the 86 and earlier cars because of the wider strut to spindle mounting flange. Most of the aftermarket offerings don't include a front strut that will fit. For my 86 GT, the first set of performance struts/shocks were made by Monroe and called Formula GP. These were also run on early Saleen Mustangs. They were Ok but no match for a Bilstein or Koni especially if stiffer lowering springs are used (I had Ford "C" springs).

Frankly, the 10" front discs on the 86 don't inspire stopping confidence. I eventually went to the 87+ v8 spindle which not only provides an 11" rotor, but also permits the use of typical after market performance struts because the strut to spindle mounting flange is narrow and designed for the newer offerings. You can still run the 15" phone dial wheels if that is the goal.
 
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