Ryan (CougarGuy04) has a 96 with V6 and sport package including the JJJJ spring code, larger front brakes, and spoiler.Not a clue, but I saw an, um "interesting" 97' Cougar with weird spring codes and sport rims on ebay, let me go get the link. It's a V6 "Marlin Edition" lol How sad, a fishy smelling cat.
Kind of ties in with my last reply in that "calling all sports" thread were I saw a "regional edition" Cougar that looked like a V6 sport that was "edition-alized" Maybe the aftermarket new car retrofitters had an option available to them with sport features but it wasn't a "sport package", or the ones destined for these shops get different springs then most sports did?
edit: OK, here's the stinky cat! Spring codes look to be CCMM!? It's kind of hard to tell.
It looks to have the big brakes up front and the brake light delete on the package shelf, which makes sense being as the lower rear window is covered by the cloth top.
This is the second V6 looking "regional sport edition" i've seen. I guess it makes sense for the spring codes to be different being as it's a V6. I just don't know if that's what a "regular" V6 sport would have gotten. The only V6 sports I have seen are these two coachbuilder conversions. I think they liked the fuel sipping V6 that these kind of end customers seem to want yet the sporty look and features lent itself to the coachbuilder conversions.
And I agree on that point and that not all came with spoilers. I removed the information on bushings and stabalizer bars, equipment that has never been proven to have ever existed. I should also say my last post was in error, I thought he was linking to the Tech Article.Really ?
From your post above:
"Larger front disc brake rotors "
That is inaccurate - not all sports came with them.
Almost. Mine has the larger front brakes (found this out the first time the brakes were done) and the spoiler. My springs aren't sport spring though. I need to check the spring code.Ryan (CougarGuy04) has a 96 with V6 and sport package including the JJJJ spring code, larger front brakes, and spoiler.
thats funny when i did brakes for the first time it was the exact opposite. the bigger sport rotors were cheaper then the regular nonsport ones.yup mine is a 96 4.6 with the bigger rotors and spolier and 3rd brake light i found this out when i did the brakes yesterday cost a ****load more then the everyday setup lol
Well good for you, the orginal poster on the other hand wanted to know how to indentify if a '97 has the sport package or not. One way to nail that down is to look at the spring codes on the certification label. It has nothing to do with collectability or rarity. Where did you come up with that crap from? lolme no need that stuff.i got the goods... door codes lol.theses aren't cuda's, lol ...yet.
How would you suggest he tell? how would you be able to tell if the car shipped from the factory with the sport package or not? How would you tell if it still has it, or if its since been modified?I tried doing a search and could not find the answer. Well what is the difference in Sport and LX? How do you tell the difference by looking at and test driving a car?