Edelbrock has released its Mustang damper--but labeled only for SN-95 cars. Would it also fit the more numerous '93-and-earlier Fox-chassis cars? "Absolutely," Edelbrock spokesman John Sullivan says. We protested that our test shocks came in boxes labeled for '94-and-later Mustangs. "We're changing the catalog" was the reply. So on went the shocks--a mindlessly easy task for a Mustang wrench, although some method of safely supporting the car and controlling the energy in the front springs is needed.
While there are obvious differences in mounting height between Fox and SN-95 shocks (Fox shocks are shorter), Edelbrock says its dampers have a slightly longer travel to accommodate this. In any case, our '91 5.0 LX is nearly stone stock, so we weren't worried about bottoming or topping out the shock. Edelbrock says it has even tried its shocks and struts on a lowered Fox with good results, so who were we to argue?
Horse Sense:The tricks in Edelbrock's shock valving were first proven in Formula One and Paris-Dakar rally-raid cars.