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When converting from air bags to regular shocks on a 95 lincoln towncar do you need the coil springs also?

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The car sits on the springs, not on the shocks. Shocks just dampen
the springiness, if that is a word. So if the car is not going to sit on an airbag, then it is going to need springs. There is a canadian company named strutmasters which sells complete kits to do this swap. They have a website.

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