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    Re: What's wrong with Lincoln Mark VIIs and VIIIs?

    I had a '98 Mark VIII LSC - one of the best cars I've ever owned! I loved the way the instrumentation and dash wrapped around you, felt like you were piloting rather than driving.

    I'd have to agree that '96 was the best year. All of the first gen issues were worked out and you get a slightly upgraded interior over the '95. IIRC you lose out on HIDs and a couple other little things like telescopic power steering that are found in the '97+, but everything is a tradeoff.

    Careful of the suspension - that air bag suspension was expensive should things go awry.

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    Re: What's wrong with Lincoln Mark VIIs and VIIIs?

    Quote Originally Posted by mharker View Post
    FYI I'm keeping my eyes open for a clean 90-92 5.7 Brougham
    A 90-92 Brougham? 93-96 is where it's at with the LT1

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    Quote Originally Posted by LLT View Post
    Careful of the suspension - that air bag suspension was expensive should things go awry.
    Coilover conversion FTW!!!

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    A 90-92 Brougham? 93-96 is where it's at with the LT1
    Yeah I know but I already have a clean LT1 Roadmaster. No need for both in my relatively small dream collection.

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    Re: What's wrong with Lincoln Mark VIIs and VIIIs?

    Quote Originally Posted by mharker View Post
    Yeah I know but I already have a clean LT1 Roadmaster. No need for both in my relatively small dream collection.
    Oh I gotcha How do you like your Roadmaster?

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    Re: What's wrong with Lincoln Mark VIIs and VIIIs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout View Post
    Oh I gotcha How do you like your Roadmaster?
    Hmmm. I don't get asked much. I searched high and low for the cleanest LT1 RM I could find. Ended up with a burgundy 96 with 90,000kms and posi (G80). Use it as a daily driver but I'm starting to feel like I should preserve it.

    It is exceptionally fast for a big car, but the Dynaride suspension on mine is real bouncy. Could always upgrade suspension but I like keeping my cars stock.

    But I do have a complaint. Hard to describe, but it's almost like the soul of the car doesn't want to run well. Like it never quite feels 100% even though I keep it well maintained. By comparison, my 68 deville seems like it's happy to be out driving. Start that thing up after a couple weeks of sitting and it roars and wants to go. Hammer on the gas and it sings. Roadmaster just doesn't perform that way.

    If you like Roadmasters you should get one soon. Despite popular belief that big sedans are not collectible, there is a shortage of mint condition LT1 RMs unless you want to pay top dollar.

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    Re: What's wrong with Lincoln Mark VIIs and VIIIs?

    Hmmm, I had a '95 Roadmaster Limited Sedan, Dark Cherry Metallic with Burgundy Leather interior (probably the same color combo as yours, Mharker), mine had the optional trailer towing package, which included stiffer shocks and springs. Where yours says "DYNARIDE", mine said "Gran Touring Suspension", so I don't think mine would float and bounce like yours does, but I always wondered how one with the standard "DYNARIDE" suspension would ride...probably a lot more like an older Cadillac...mine rode very well, not much bouncing or swaying at all, felt almost too firm and controlled for a 4200 lb Buick..

    It's always nice to find another person who's got a Roadmaster.

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    Re: What's wrong with Lincoln Mark VIIs and VIIIs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackout View Post
    A 90-92 Brougham? 93-96 is where it's at with the LT1
    Take it easy. The '90-'92 Broughams are the last of the old school Caddy's and have the most distinct lines. While I agree that stock the performance isn't all that, they can be modified. Hey, its a RWD GM with a Chevy drivetrain afterall. All suspension components on a newer one or SS Impala will fit. Here's a pic of my '91 before it was lowered with SS springs. I installed an '87 L98 from an Iroc 350, added dual exhaust and several other mods.

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    Re: What's wrong with Lincoln Mark VIIs and VIIIs?

    I see you have those impala rhims as well.

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