Originally Posted by Bwhit1
The reason why the struts blow out so early is because when they ship the cars they are on the truck with the suspension bottomed out because of how they are hooked. When they release the car it releases fast which then makes the car spring up quickly. I work at ford and its not just the focus its the escapes, fusions, and Taurus that have the problem.
FYI, its not the rebound that blows the shock, but the compressive force when the suspension is already fully loaded down (hooked). Every bump that train/semi takes compresses the suspension with the full load on the shock already.
This is why many manufacturers ship with spring blocks that are to be removed at dealer prep.