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Old 09-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hey NW group, Need some advice

Hey as the title says I need some advice.. I am a NOOB at lowered Suspensions.. I have no experience replacing them.. I'm used to lifts. Anywho, I believe my struts and shocks are giving out or maybe its the springs.. I am not sure... the rear drivers side is sitting lower than the other. It has Eibach Sportline shocks and springs... both springs and shock/struts are black... Dont know if that has anything to do with it but just trying to give as much info.

I like how my car sits, and I would like to fix this stuff, I just don't know where to begin.. and what compounds the problem is I am on a budget.. I am pretty sure the front struts are ok for now, I just want to get rears, however when I look up online, they are sets of four or Full suspension.. Or, should I be getting something different.. I am lost. Any help would be nice.


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Old 09-14-2012, 08:32 AM   #2
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If you just want to replace the rear struts you can do just rears. Buy some KYBs from your local auto parts store or online. I know we sell them at Oreilly but over night from our Seattle DC on most. Monroe Matic or SensaTrac would MAYBE be in stock for your car. Tokico is good too but pretty much HAVE to get those online. SVT rears are a little hard to find but I'll find some prices and availability for you today while I'm working and update tonight.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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You may have a broken spring on the side that's sitting lower. Might want to check it out before buying shocks.

Also Tousley Ford has good deals on frpp springs and dampers. Best bang for the buck. The race springs are pretty good and will lower an SVT another inch.
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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Firstly, I apologize for the randomness and rambling of my first post, Its been a long week and my brain isn't quite running at peak. Secondly, thanks for your advice.. I was concerned that with the lowering springs, I would have to get a specific throw length shock like you do when you lift. I am hoping that this will help not only level it a bit better but it would keep my tires from rubbing when traveling I 5 ( the rear bounces a bit)

Black&Tan do you know how much they run? I am not sure I want to lower it another inch, I like it how it is.. but open to options

{Just got in from looking under the rear and noticed the springs have some rubber pieces in between some of the lower coils the lower side only has one where the other has two. Possibly one fall out and so it sits lower on one side? Saggy springs?}
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:16 PM   #5
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They have direct replacements for your svt so you won't need to lower it at all if you don't want to.

Springs and dampers together run around $ 320. Which makes it an awesome deal.

Do you mean a rubber piece wedged in between the springs like some sort of shim? There shouldn't be anything like that. Can you take a picture?
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Talked to KYB today, after finding several product numbers and not having much info to go by, and they said they don't make shocks for my SVT, even though they have all mounting brackets and what not for it on their online catalog.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:48 PM   #7
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If you go with the FFRP set up, your car will actually be higher than the sportlines. The FFRP would be lower if you had the stock SVT set up.
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you can get kyb's for the same year hatch just regular... they will work perfectly fine! actually that is what people use. they have the same mounting.
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Yeah somehow totally missed that he had the eibachs. :banghead:
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #10
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Ok.... so I was under the car a bit this afternoon and found out that the front struts were Sportlines and the rears were PRO.. *facepalm* the horrors of people who don't exactly know what they are doing...

B&T you wanted pics, you got'um:
V in this one there is another like that on the other side of the bucket.

V and this one is splitting

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