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    Hi everyone I am new to the forum and my dad, brother and I bought a 1980 mercury capri rs with a 3.3L inline 6 and was wondering where is the best place to buy replacement parts for the car?


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    I guess a lot depends on what kind of parts you are looking for. Are these normal wear items (brakes, steering, suspension, tune up, etc), restoration type parts (seat covers, door panels, etc.), or performance parts?
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    Some parts we want to replace such as the suspention we want to put coilovers and we are restoring the engine but want newer parts that are used currently in the engine and also we want to swap the transmisson to a 5 speed manual and turboing the engine. We also want to replace the brakes axel and convert the lugnut pattern to 5 rather than 4 as well as putting a single tip exhaust on it.

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    For stock replacement normal wear items I use RockAuto about 95% of the time. Best prices and best selection.

    For steering and suspension upgrades I would check out Maximum Motorsports. They aren't the cheapest, but the parts are very high quality. They also have a TON of technical information. You could probably spend a couple of days reading through all of their tech info. https://www.maximummotorsports.com/F...Tips-C588.aspx

    Summit and Jegs are good for engine parts, but they may not have much for your 3.3L. I like that you are going to turbo charge it, but don't expect to buy a kit to make it happen. You'll have to piece it together and probably make some custom parts which is part of the fun of it anyway.

    There is a thread in the Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension forum about 5 lug conversions. There are a couple of different ways to do it depending on your end goals: http://vb.foureyedpride.com/showthre...version-Thread

    Transmission depends on if you want to stick with a stock T5 or upgrade to something beefier.
    '89 XR-7 5 Speed
    '95 SC 5 Speed
    '91 Crown Vic P72 351W
    '97 Thunderbird
    '85 Ford LTD Squire

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    Well thank you very much this is very usefull and if I have anymore questions ill be sure to ask. Thank you again!!


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