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03-02-2013 04:21 PM
IH84DZ Kit seems to have fixed it. Lf tire definitely has proper visible camber and the suspension feels wonderfully tight and quiet with the new shocks. I didn't have time to reset toe so the wheel is off a few degrees to the right. Gonna get it on the alignment rack next weekend and see how good/bad things still are. Stangely, couldn't see much in the way of a bend in the old strut. The pinched end being slightly crushed by the knuckle makes it hard to notice a bend. Won't know the real results until next weekend but it was an easy job that seems to have solved my issue
03-01-2013 07:45 PM
Red01Focus i had an incident as well, but yeah it was the strut nice dent in it,stupid cinders on the road
02-28-2013 08:35 PM
sailor HaHa.....

A Master Chefster (oh yeah, we got one of those too...)

I'm bettin' on the bottom of the strut, and after installing the same kit you bought on my car, you might as well start loosening things up to get ready for the install.

Oil, Twist, wait 'till next week & try again got my bolts out without breakage. then it still took some pry & hammer to get the strut out.

I'm betting you'll see a little bulge where it bent in the strut bottom when removed, migh not even be able to see it before removal.
02-28-2013 08:34 PM
amc49 Good was just an FYI, many do not know, why I decided to put it out there..........

I was the resident parts one while at the store (at least that's what they told the customers, I got dragged into it), and I had never been tested for it and didn't want to since no advantage to it that late in the game. $11/hr. for ASE certified? I laughed at my bosses when they came up with that one. Didn't matter as I had no trouble at all chopping up many of the mechs from the dealerships we serviced and they had all passed...........some of those guys were plenty goofy. On the flipside, some were pretty freaking smart and it was always a pleasure to talk to them. I could learn something every time I came by and tucked my nose into what they were doing at the time.
02-28-2013 07:52 PM
bowhunter11 Calm down sport. It was a joke because I know he is Ford Master Certified.........
02-28-2013 07:47 PM
amc49 Someone should research just what 'ASE certified' means, it can mean people who don't EVER work on a car.................the term is now heavily misused by the auto stores, they have gotten a certification in there for people who sell parts and nothing else now. Why you see it on the parts store entry door and means literally nothing.............
02-28-2013 09:45 AM
felixthecat Jack it up & pull the wheel off & you'll more then likely see your strut is bent, like it was said above. This is where getting easy replacement parts comes in vs one off special deal or limited production cheap coilover kits. You've got to ask yourself=If you had a cheap coilover kit, Can you just get one & how long to get it or would you end up needing to change it up again?
02-27-2013 05:09 PM
bowhunter11 are you even ASE certified? you should take it too a Ford dealership...
02-25-2013 12:03 PM
IH84DZ Thanks for the replies. I'm thinking the strut is much more likely to be damaged than a cast iron knuckle too. We'll see if that fixes it.

In related news, anyone in need of rear SVT shocks and springs?? I'll cut you a wicked deal!
02-25-2013 03:36 AM
mikebontoft check SAI if you can get it on a rack. Its definitely easier to bend a part than stretch it though. I doubt it stretched the control arm. Might want to check your strut mounting up top.
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