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Old 10-30-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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2002 SVT suspension fit on non SVT??

I have a 2002 ZX3 with 145000 miles. Its has shitty OBX coilovers wit h stock struts. In the rain and snow its rear end floats. Will this suspension fix it or is there something else i can do so it handles and rides worth a damn?? It sits so low it eats the insides of the tires in the rear. You can feel every damn bump also. I need this fixed without having to spend a arm and a leg


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Old 10-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #2
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i bought the SVT suspension from Steeda for 300 bucks. cost an arm and a leg to install, but i love the new ride quality. im going from stock, not modded like yourself, but it does fit. i have 17" wheels on mine, but 18's would still allow for plenty of space in my opinion.
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What else did you have to buy that made the suspension cost a arm in a leg?? 300 isnt bad
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When was the last time that the car had an alignment? How many miles are on said coilovers?
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No clue when it had a alignment?? I think theres 100000 miles on the coilovers
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No wonder!!!

The straight SVT swap will only drop your car 0.5" from OEM.

I use the SVT dampers on Eibach Pro kit springs for a 1.5" drop.

How to, http://web.archive.org/web/200708141...sandstruts.htm

Give yourself about 4-6 hours

Complete how to, http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=65218
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I will move this to suspension forum when I get home tonight.
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The SVT kit is the best bang for the buck available. Odds are good that the OBX springs blew out the shocks a long time ago and is the reason for the poor handling. You can get an SVT kit delivered to you from Tousley Ford for less than 300.00. That will include springs, shocks, and a bigger rear sway bar.
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I was looking at getting the SVT kit as well.
I found them on Tousley Ford like Geezer did. 250 I think they are.

How feasible is it to do this yourself?
I know I'd need to somehow get the front springs on the coil overs.
And for that I'm fairly certain I'd need a spring compressor.
If I could have a shop throw the coil overs together and then install the other stuff myself, that might be saving a good bit of cash.
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didnt have to buy anything else- shocks, springs, struts and sway bar all included with the kit, but it cost me 580 bucks to have it installed. i was short on time, now im short on money lol. i like the stiffer ride though. no more rocking between shifts.

the shop i went to was quick too- 4 hours flat.
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