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Old 10-02-2013, 05:51 PM   #1
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Coil spring broke, can I install saleen replacements on just the front?

My girlfriend hit the speed bumps a little too hard today and she broke the coil spring which caused it to ruin the tire. Bummer. Well, the local auto recycling yard has a focus there which the parts are labeled "Saleen". He will sell me the front set for only $50 but is concerned that it will lower the front of the car and that I should buy all 4 for $100 (which is still cheaper than buying one retail).

My questions:

1. Will the saleen struts lower the front significantly?

2. If I install all 4, will it lower the car too much?

3. Are the rears as easy to change as the fronts?






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Old 10-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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Buy all four. Saleen are rebranded eibach kits. kitsFor a hundred bucks its not bad what year car is the kit from?

06 and up won't fit an 02.
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Buy all four. Saleen are rebranded eibach kits. kitsFor a hundred bucks its not bad what year car is the kit from?

06 and up won't fit an 02.
I appreciate the response. I'm not sure we want the car lowered 1.5 inches. Also, do you know if the rears are as easy as the front?
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The rears are easier, unless the bolts are all rusted in place an unremovable.

Those springs will be too much for factory shocks and struts, so if you plan on going low then plan on buying better shocks (unless it comes w/ Saleen shocks)

Ford SVT springs are great, you can find a takeoff set of four for $50-100
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I would just rock the drop. In Florida you won't have to worry about winter nor will that much of a drop cause issues on any typical sized bumps and most inclines will still be easy to navigate.

The rears are super easy unless the bolts are seized in the lower control arm. Fronts aren't bad can be fairly easy depending on how parts have aged. I have had bad luck in this department and always have to replace parts I destroy due to rust...
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I would just rock the drop. In Florida you won't have to worry about winter nor will that much of a drop cause issues on any typical sized bumps and most inclines will still be easy to navigate.

The rears are super easy unless the bolts are seized in the lower control arm. Fronts aren't bad can be fairly easy depending on how parts have aged. I have had bad luck in this department and always have to replace parts I destroy due to rust...
That is why I decided just to replace the 1. With my luck everything will be rusted solid. Plus I really don't want to lower it. I hate getting in and out of it already.

I grabbed a strut from the junk yard this morning for $30. Going to install it now.

Thanks for the help everyone.
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I'd get the GF to slow down for the speed bumps too.
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I'd get the GF to slow down for the speed bumps too.

That job was pretty easy. The biggest pain of the job was getting the car jacked up in the right spots since all my jacks were too big.

I did tell her she hit it too fast. The spring was pretty rusted but blaming her will still make her slow down.
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