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Geting stuff lined up for the SC, and I was wondering, If i drop the 4.6 in it will I have to change the front coil springs and or shocks??? If I have to change the spings to the LX springs will the auto ride still function properly?? Is there any diffrence between the two?? I mean an SC weighs more than an LX by 300lbs right?? Any suggestions?
 

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4.6 into SC?

Why would you want to do that? The 4.6 will disappoint, especially if unmodified!! Even if you put a 5 speed up to it, still dogs...Even in the Mustangs...Unless it is the DOHC!!
 

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Why would you want to do that? The 4.6 will disappoint, especially if unmodified!! Even if you put a 5 speed up to it, still dogs...Even in the Mustangs...Unless it is the DOHC!!
That was the plan, a 4.6 DOHC with a 5spd, just working out how im going to do it, trying to sell stuff so i can buy stuff hahaha a never ending vicious cycle, plus I cant find an sc drive train at all
 

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If you are going DOHC then you deffinatly won't have problems with the springs. The regular 3.8 and the aluminum 4.6 weigh about the same. You may even end up a little lighter in the front end over the SC 3.8.
Reminds me of several years ago on the Studebaker USENET newsgroup - one guy was planning to put a 502cid Cadillac motor and a Turbo 400 into his 1957 Stude. He was concerned if it would steer different when he took the 304cid and 3 Borgomatic out.

One guy went out and weighed a 304 and 3 speed, and compared that to the 502 and Turbo 400. His results? "I don't think the net reduction of 25 pounds will make that much difference in handling." (snrk)

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I wish I had a scale that I could put on my hoist. I have a 3.8 with trans sitting on my floor right next to a DOHC and its trans. I could weigh them easily right now. I can't immagine that the SC adds that much weight. Anyone know what they weigh? Or some actual numbers on the engines in question?
 

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Sports spring are heavier than LX springs also. You should be OK, as long as they aren't already broken.

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Chances are, your stock SC springs are broke. Trust me, with only 100K on my '94, two springs were broke. One reason why it handled so rough. You might as well get the money together just in case.

That was the plan, a 4.6 DOHC with a 5spd, just working out how im going to do it, trying to sell stuff so i can buy stuff hahaha a never ending vicious cycle, plus I cant find an sc drive train at all

Can't find an SC drivetrain? Head over to SCCoA.

Also, if you're looking for a 3.8 SC, I have one that I pulled out of my '94. It's down in Coffeen, Illinois.

-Corey
 
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