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Old 03-22-2009, 05:22 PM   #1
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Rear shock problems need advice

Ok, last week I reinstalled my eibach pro kit (springs only) from my 06 ST to my 07 ST. This one has 24000 miles on it, and now it seems as if my rear shock is leaking. That is my assumption atleast.



So my question is, is that my rear shock leaking? It is hard to see in this pic, but it appears as if the spring (both rear springs) are sitting fairly compressed in the control arm.



So basically, what are my options? I mean the way I see it, I can either buy a set of stiffer rear shocks, or I can reinstall the stock springs in the back, take it to Ford and say my shock appears to have gone bad (and hope they don't notice the front eibach springs).

So If I go with option A, what are your suggestions, and where/who should I buy the shocks from. (That Hillbillish Ford palce on here??)
B. If I go the new shock route, how do you install the rear shocks? How hard is it? I have no idea. Money is tight, but any help would be appreciated. I honestly am leaning towards new rear shocks, but I just need some advice.


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Old 03-22-2009, 05:29 PM   #2
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rear shocks are easy dude...

just unbolt the bottom bolt, then there is a top bolt and it will just slide out and install is the reverse. the hardest part might be getting the carpet out and the car in the air.

if you want stiffer shocks i would look into the KYB AGX shocks...they are adjustable and about 80 bux each from focussport.
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Old 03-22-2009, 05:32 PM   #3
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I am assuming you mean the trunk then . . .

I am not necessarily looking for anything stiffer, but I am looking for something that will handle the drop better then the stockers. Would it be bad to have nice shocks in back and the softer ones in front? Would I have to get it realigned again a well?
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nah you shouldn't need an alignment just doing the rear shocks

the AGXs can handle the drop a lot better. you can turn them down.

i can't see an issue running the AGXs in the rear and stockers in the front...
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so thank you derrick, I hope you are right and they are as easy as you say. I will wait to see what everyone else has to say and order something tomorrow I guess. So much for the FS lip I was looking at now
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yea...they are very easy dude...

seriously theres a 19mm bolt that holds the bottom on and a 10 (or 13) mm nut on the top. very simple.
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that's a pretty big bolt
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so . . . does anybody else have any suggestions besides the kyg shocks? What level would I want to set them at? 1 or 2 probably?
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The KYB's are probably the best bang for your buck. Or get the pro-kit dampers. There are also Koni Yellows which are awesome shocks but you sure pay for em.
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http://www.focussport.com/shocks.htm

I think these shocks only fit up to an 05? Is that true?

Fine link doesn't work. But it says this

Ford Focus All (Except Wagon) - Rear Shock (-2005)
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