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Old 04-06-2011, 12:46 AM   #31
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how do u do the front bushings do u pretty much have to remove the sway bar?
I did one side at a time, I didnt even unbolt the end links. But make sure you can loosen both of the hold down clamps. You dont want to get one side done and then cant get the other side off.
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Old 04-06-2011, 12:55 AM   #32
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so its fairly simple....how do the bushing go on is there a slot in them that allows them to pop right on?

sorry if im thread jacking i cant seem to get any answers anywhere else
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so its fairly simple....how do the bushing go on is there a slot in them that allows them to pop right on?

sorry if im thread jacking i cant seem to get any answers anywhere else
I know the Prothane bushings have a cut in them like the stock ones. You'll need an arsenal of 13mm tools, the LH side has limited space the RH side is somewhat easier.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:59 AM   #34
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did u get polyurethane bushings and endlinks is so where from
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From Autopartsdealer.com: (same price as tirerack.com but with free shipping)
Koni Sport damper and spring kit

From Central Florida Motorsports: (http://focus.c-f-m.com/)
Prothane 21mm Front Sway Bar Bushings
Prothane 21mm Rear Sway Bar Bushings and End Links
CFM Adjustable Short Throw Shifter

From Amazon.com: (slightly cheaper than elsewhere and had free shipping)
Moog front sway bar end links (part # K80066)

Still missing are front strut bearings and front strut mounts (part #s YS4Z-18198-AAA and 6S4Z-3A197-A) from Tousley Ford. Also, missing the clamping collars.



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Old 04-06-2011, 09:58 AM   #35
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i just ordered the same bushings and endlinks last night i just need to figure out what i doing for dampers
i cant decide if i should wait a few more weeks and get the konis or go with the eibach pro dampers
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:06 PM   #36
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Ok, been reading and searching for quite some time on this all, and I am wondering:
Would new SVT shocks/struts paired with Eibach Pro-Kit springs be a good plan? I'm looking to "refresh" my 70,000 mile suspension (Michigan roads suck) while trying to lower it just a tad, especially from the rear.

I know there is talk of not having matched shocks with springs and how they may upset performance, but I am NOT spending $700 on all new suspension components
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i just ordered the same bushings and endlinks last night i just need to figure out what i doing for dampers
i cant decide if i should wait a few more weeks and get the konis or go with the eibach pro dampers
Do not go with Eibach dampers. They wear out early, almost guaranteed.

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Ok, been reading and searching for quite some time on this all, and I am wondering:
Would new SVT shocks/struts paired with Eibach Pro-Kit springs be a good plan? I'm looking to "refresh" my 70,000 mile suspension (Michigan roads suck) while trying to lower it just a tad, especially from the rear.

I know there is talk of not having matched shocks with springs and how they may upset performance, but I am NOT spending $700 on all new suspension components
If you don't want to do it right, I suggest you just get new SVT dampers. Sure, the car will handle decently with just springs, but it is nowhere near optimal and I can't honestly recommend it. Lowering a car with stock dampers is basically a ricer mod.
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I won't be going down that path now. I have now been researching Koni Yellow dampers... lol

I may just end up going with a new SVT Focus kit, such as this from LCR (bought my RS Focus wing from them) http://www.capaldiracing.com/isell3/product.php?id=660

I really don't understand the difference between the "unassembled" and assembled (like the link I just posted) kits. Seems that the unassembled comes with a new rear sway bar?

How big is the performance improvement by just installing a new, larger anti roll bar for the rear? More neutral handling is what I am seeing while searching... I also see 22-25mm are aftermarket?
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Old 04-11-2011, 10:27 PM   #39
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If I'm looking to do just a stock suspension replacement in the front and rear, then Tousley Ford has the best prices??
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I don't think the rear larger swaybar makes a difference, I think a front larger swaybar is where you notice it. I did the Hotchkis sways on my GTO and the front is really where you see a difference.
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