2004 ZX3 front end/rear end refresh - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-05-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
1 Slow Stang
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 30885
Location: Petersburg, MI, United States
What I Drive: 2004 Liquid Gray ZX3 MTX

Posts: 53
FF Reputation: 1 1 Slow Stang Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.


1 Slow Stang is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-05-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
qweesy
Focus Addict
 
qweesy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Fan#: 12042
Location: Houston, TX
What I Drive: 2004 focus Duratec 2.3 RS (DEAD)

Posts: 1,153
FF Reputation: 3 qweesy Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
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
qweesy is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
1 Slow Stang
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 30885
Location: Petersburg, MI, United States
What I Drive: 2004 Liquid Gray ZX3 MTX

Posts: 53
FF Reputation: 1 1 Slow Stang Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
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.
1 Slow Stang is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:00 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.