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Old 09-23-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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Why are you changing the springs? Are they damaged? That's the only reason you would need to change them as springs do not wear out. That said, if all you need are shocks/struts there a a number of vendors on this site that sell a brand new "set" (all four) of SVT original equipment shocks for less than $200.00. The SVT springs have a higher spring rate (stiffer) and are shorter than springs used on other Foci. For that reason you don't want to switch the springs out unless they are damaged. Do not use a regular Focus or replacement shock like the Monoe or KYB as they are designed for the longer softer springs that come on the non SVT cars. The stock SVT shock has proven itself to be of good quality and would be an excellent replacement shock as well.
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