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01-12-2014 03:10 PM
wavsine FYI, this is a necropost. There is a much simpler and less expensive way to get rid of the front end clunk now. The fix was originally discovered by forum member Dysan911 and Ford finally released a TSB to address the issue:

TSB 13-9-9 CLUNK/RATTLE NOISE FROM FRONT END DURING PARKING MANEUVERS AND/OR OVER ROUGH SURFACES AT LOW SPEEDS BETWEEN 8-32 KM/H (5-20 MPH)
01-12-2014 12:55 PM
Deesiel678
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Originally Posted by fenway1912 View Post
TireRack sells Bilstein Sports now, which as far as I know are supposed to be shorter length Bilstein HDs?
I believe that's correct. According to Bilstein, the Sports (b8 ) are designed to go on vehicles that have been lowered 30 to 50mm.
01-12-2014 12:07 PM
CunFFS13 Make it a sticky
01-12-2014 11:23 AM
fenway1912 TireRack sells Bilstein Sports now, which as far as I know are supposed to be shorter length Bilstein HDs?
10-16-2012 08:14 AM
slowmazda3
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Originally Posted by Bwhit1 View Post
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.
10-16-2012 07:51 AM
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.
10-16-2012 07:25 AM
slowmazda3
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Originally Posted by 12FOCUS S View Post
http://www.ajusa.com/KONI-Sport-Shoc...7ad4q8fd8.html

considering this set of shocks......not sure about springs. Yellow Konis on my 2012 Mustang with Steeda Sports.




Paid 470.00 for 4 Koni for a 2002 SVTF that I owned. Not a bad increase in price 1 decade later......


http://www.ajusa.com/Bilstein-24-113...er-ab0404.html monotube B8's
The Konis will require some "modification" for fitment and will raise the ride height of the car. I cam currently looking to pick up these:

http://www.european-parts.net/catalo...oducts_id/1357

The rears bilsteins will bolt right in without issue.
10-15-2012 08:15 PM
12FOCUS S http://www.ajusa.com/KONI-Sport-Shoc...7ad4q8fd8.html

considering this set of shocks......not sure about springs. Yellow Konis on my 2012 Mustang with Steeda Sports.




Paid 470.00 for 4 Koni for a 2002 SVTF that I owned. Not a bad increase in price 1 decade later......


http://www.ajusa.com/Bilstein-24-113...er-ab0404.html monotube B8's
10-09-2012 01:29 PM
PratoN Eh, nvm.
10-09-2012 01:17 PM
socalrider66 The dealership ended up replacing the rear seal on mine. In the paperwork, it said they performed a die test to confirm it was indeed an oil leak. It took them a week to get the part in, but at least they fixed it. I have not yet had time to get underneath the car and verify the repair, but am hoping to sometime in the near future.
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