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Old 02-05-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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2004 ZX3 front end/rear end refresh

Hey everyone. I have a 2004 ZX3 with a Zetec in it and 132,000 miles. I am in the process of replacing all front/rear suspension of my car for a refresh. Since I don't want to buy a new car, I am going to throw some money at mine. Once the suspension and brakes are done, I will be moving to the motor.

I drive 130 miles round trip to work and want to make my car ride likes it's new. I would like some input of what I should get.


This is what I have gotten replaced so far

1. New Front wheel bearings (both sides)
2. New shocks/struts
3. New strut/shock mounts
4. New Rotors/pads/drums
5. New front Sway bar end links (Moog)
6. New tie rods
7. Newer tires (Goodyear Assurance triple tread with less than 6,000 miles on them)


This is what I am thinking of adding. What else should I add?

1. CV axles (What brand should I buy?)
2. Lower Control arms with ball joint (Moog)

What should I do for the Rear?

Thank you for your help in advance.


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Old 02-05-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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front control arms a good Idea check your bushes in the rear at 95K mine were all dry rotted.....toe links/ camber arms etc either buy new or get the poly kit, dont worry about the CV's until they are leaking or popping....... EMPI axles from rock auto or OEM
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Thanks qweesy, I will have to check my rear bushings this weekend. If they are rotted out then I am going to buy new and not worry about the poly kit.
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