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my 79 foxwith an 88 gt front end and rear end rides rougher that a beiotch and i am just wondering what would make it ride a little smoother and look better. Another thing that car does not have quad shocks on it can anyone tell me if 79's didnt come with them or the guy just didnt put them on? and no rear sway bar? anyway here are some pictures any suggestions will help post pictures if you have any:bigthumbsup
 

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well, this is an interesting problem. Interesting because stock suspension on a stock 79 shouldn't feel "rough". Sloppy? Yes. But not "rough". I'd almost think that maybe something is broken back there. You need to jack it up, remove the wheels, and inspect all of the control arms, bushings, torque boxes, etc. The most likely culprit is a destroyed stock bushing.

Of course, I'd recommend UPR Products suspension front & rear with Strange 10-way adjustable shocks and struts to tighten things up. The parts aren't too expensive, but they'd be a day and night improvement.

To answer your other questions, I don't think the 79s came with quad shocks or sway bars in the back. I think the GTs did have some weird looking slapper bar type deals on them though.
 

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well everything under the car is from an 88 gt and i know it does not have the sway bar but it is all set up for it i just havent bought it yet and its not really rough going down the highway or anything just in town and i hit some bumps i almost fly out of my seat cause is so rough. Do you thing that lowering springs and struts and shocks would help this????
 

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smoothest ride is stock. Anything for performance will be rough. Best setup is adj coil overs. You can have smooth ride then crank them down for performance. You car probably has something like lowering springs if it rough.
 

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i dont believe it has lowering springs on it cause if you look at the pictures itt sits kinda high but with the suspention being from an 88 gt and a guy doing it i dont really know what he has done to it but i would llike it to sit a little lower so what would you reccomend for loweing springs??
 

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i dont believe it has lowering springs on it cause if you look at the pictures itt sits kinda high but with the suspention being from an 88 gt and a guy doing it i dont really know what he has done to it but i would llike it to sit a little lower so what would you reccomend for loweing springs??
spdjnky's right that usually the cars that ride rough are the cars that are too low. But who knows. Your question was "what would you recommend for lowering springs" so my answer is these Eibach springs from UPR: 1979-2004 Ford Mustang V8 UPR Pro Series Lowering Springs by Eibach at UPR Products - Lifetime Warranty!

That said, on a 79-88 hybrid Fox, you need to inspect all of the suspension for wear and tear. If a part is worn out, it can certainly make the car handle poorly.
 

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Look at all the bushings and inspect them really good.

You also need to choose a desired path or end result so you don't go buying parts and changing your mind and buying other parts.
 

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well i know most of the bushings in the rear end are shot and need to be replaced but the path i was going down is i want to change the springs and give it a better ride height, a new sway bar cause there is not one now, new 3.73 gears, shocks struts and new bushings.
 
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