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    Default Koni Red Adjustable Strut Question

    Hello FEP. I have been a long time Corral member. Probably should have spent more time here as I own a 86 vert. So I'm finally getting around to upgrading my front suspension and brakes. I purchased these Konis 10 years ago from a high end Mustang restoration shop and they have been in my garage awaiting install. My question is are these the struts that were on the Saleen? I would hate to install them on my 86 GT Vert if there was someone out there that needed them for a restoration. My plan was to install them with MM front springs. Thoughts? Brakes are going to 87 as I want to keep my 4 lug set up now. Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Those are great struts as long as they are not leaking. I had a set on my 85 that I pulled out of a junkyard. After a year or two one was leaking and needed replacing. These older struts do not accept coil over kits without grinding the cartridge assembly flange to the same diameter as the strut body. The newer struts are made a little differently but the valving is the same.

    Get the matching set of rear shocks and you will be surprised hoe nice they are vs the stock struts/shocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zap's 85 GT View Post
    Those are great struts as long as they are not leaking. I had a set on my 85 that I pulled out of a junkyard. After a year or two one was leaking and needed replacing. These older struts do not accept coil over kits without grinding the cartridge assembly flange to the same diameter as the strut body. The newer struts are made a little differently but the valving is the same.

    Get the matching set of rear shocks and you will be surprised hoe nice they are vs the stock struts/shocks.
    Thanks for the response. Good to know. If I use them with the 87-93 spindles I will need to fabricate shims I imagine. Since I plan on buy new front springs should I convert these to coil overs? I planned on installing CC plates at the same time

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    If its any help. I have a set of those on my 84 with 87-93 spindles/brakes. They just needed the spacer shim. I don't know how old mine are as they were on the car when I bought it 4 years ago. I was told they don't make them for pre 87 foxes anymore..except SVOs. So far no leaking.
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    those look like SVO stuts.

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    I believe the part number on those is correct for the 79-86 cars and is not obsolete. I can't guarantee that, but I believe that information is correct.

    As long as the portion of the strut housing below the mounting flange is @ 1.5" they are correct for the NON SVO suspension. Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wraithracing View Post
    I believe the part number on those is correct for the 79-86 cars and is not obsolete. I can't guarantee that, but I believe that information is correct.

    As long as the portion of the strut housing below the mounting flange is @ 1.5" they are correct for the NON SVO suspension. Good Luck!
    Thanks I always wondered how to tell the difference between the SVO struts.
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    I'll bet you're right now that I'm looking at them again. Funny part is that I own a pair. Lol.

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