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Old 03-27-2009, 07:34 AM   #1
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Wagon Suspension Question

So as we all know, my wife broke a spring in her 02 wagon... However I called ford and they told me I could use the front struts and springs from a sedan or a hatch back... How true is this how will it change the ride etc?

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Old 03-27-2009, 07:44 AM   #2
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honestly i think their right and the ride quality might be weird because if u think about it, ull have a worn strut on one side and a new one on the other. Spring wise, ehh i dont think that will effect anything raither it will need time to settle and get some wear on it.
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no no Not that I'd be doing both sides lol... I am asking if the strut/springs from a sedan would fit will on the Wagon and if so how having the sedan suspension on the front would affect its ride
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oh..what yr is the sedan suspension?
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No idea I know its 00 - 04 sedan suspension
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If your wagon has an automatic make sure the spring comes from a car with an automatic.
My understanding is the "automatic" springs are a little longer due to the extra weight. Note Ford lists front Focus springs "automatic" and "manual". Other than this the wagon and sedans and hatches have the same front weight and there is no difference.
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I believe the front springs are the same, it's the rears that are different
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^^^ x2. Yes, and OEM spring is only around $40-50. But you are safest getting 2.
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