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Old 12-16-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Is it worth it for new springs?

My SVT has 118k, just bought it and planned on putting new struts/shocks. Is it worth it to spend the extra and put new springs in as well? I will be installing oem Ford SVT struts/shock. With the new springs that package is twice as much as the other. Thanks!


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Old 12-16-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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At 118k it is definitely worth it to replace the springs as well.

Since you are going to have the struts out, you may as well pop on some new springs.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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meh, unless they break, i dont beleive springs go bad. save your money, unless u noticed a problem
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Ford Racing kit (Tousley) works out to about $38 a spring. The front struts are pre-assembled VS disassembly/reassembly.
My front measurement ground to wheel lip went up 3/8 inch... so were the old springs sagging? Certainly fixed the clunking, the full steering lock clunk is gone, too.

Time/effort/scraped knuckles was worth it for me.
Get some new Moog front sway bar end links, too!

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sure, but...

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With the new springs that package is twice as much as the other. Thanks!
http://www.tousleyfordparts.com/part...subcat1=120318

$297 VS
160
= 137 difference

/4 = 34.25 a spring/ Cheap.

I did not replace my rear springs, don't have the right compressor. Glad I did the fronts.

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meh, unless they break, i dont beleive springs go bad. save your money, unless u noticed a problem
I agree here.

If you don't see them broken or cracked or bent, I wouldn't even both if you just want the stock pieces.

Spring are really hard to mess up. But good to be changing out the shocks.

So, if you are trying to save up the money, you can hold on the springs and not worry.

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http://www.tousleyfordparts.com/part...subcat1=120318

$297 VS
160
= 137 difference

/4 = 34.25 a spring/ Cheap.

I did not replace my rear springs, don't have the right compressor. Glad I did the fronts.

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That link does not work.
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well, hog tie me and draw me with horses

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That link does not work.
You'll have to use their tools and find Focus wheels. The link is correct, it's the forum that messes up longer links.
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If you are just going with stock parts, then the old springs should be fine (unless they are noticeably bad, as mentioned). However, if you are, or plan on getting upgraded suspension parts, the time is now, considering you'll have it all torn apart...
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Go with the kit from Tousley new springs helped with the camber issue these cars have.And yes springs wear out my daughter broke a front spring on her focus what a mess, go with the ford racing kit from steve at Tousley Ford if still available
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