Originally Posted by Geezer
Unless you have abused the car the current springs should be OK. Definitely replace the shocks as they are long gone (about 50K miles ago). Yes, replace the end links as they are a wear item and are the source of most front end noises. That said, get the shock kit without springs if the car hasn't been beat on.
Most of the previous history is unknown; what I'm now thinking is that for what works out to about $34 a spring (difference between the 2 kits) and the pre-assembled lack of time, I'm gonna step up.
Found this fine post:
SVT Focus Suspension upgrade (general)
and the Moog bits look nice too-
(NOTE: Part #'s below are unverified)
Moog front sway bar end links (Part # K80066, quantity: 2)
Moog rear sway bar end links (Part # K90129, quantity: 2)
Sway bar bushings, maybe, too... what the heck.
Prothane Front sway bar bushings (part # 6-1152-BL)
Prothane Rear sway bar bushings (part # 6-1156-BL)
And, what the heck - LCA's can be had for less than $50 each as well. Being that they come with wear items preinstalled, doing them at the same time makes sense.
NEXT: I have to see if Mr Fordahl's new shop is open and if racing season is winding up so he can play with my lowly daily driver <g>
) - he DA MAN for suspension setup in the Seattle Metro area!!!