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Old 05-06-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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Question Broken rear spring - replace with Moog or OEM?

I have a full OEM suspension from the front of my Focus to put in soon and noticed the other day when looking closely at the rear, one of the springs is broken. I already have the rear shocks, and planning to replace lower rear control arms as they will likely need to be removed forcefully via cutting tool(s).

Are Moog's solid quality for rear springs? They are about $90 for the pair. Or do I need to go OEM for these at $200 for the pair? Again, I already have new front springs and they are OEM - got a great price on them. The rears are double the price of the Moogs. Thoughts?


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Old 05-06-2014, 12:07 PM   #2
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Yikes, i'd say finding a spring on ebay or in a junkyard is far cheaper if you want to stay stock. I am and at the same time am not, surprised by the prices of OEM replacements even the moog items. Too late now since you have a new front suspension but a full svt focus spring and damper package (front and rear) runs a bit under 300 dollars. To answer your original question though I'd say the moog springs will be fine if you want to go that route.
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Yikes, i'd say finding a spring on ebay or in a junkyard is far cheaper if you want to stay stock. I am and at the same time am not, surprised by the prices of OEM replacements even the moog items. Too late now since you have a new front suspension but a full svt focus spring and damper package (front and rear) runs a bit under 300 dollars. To answer your original question though I'd say the moog springs will be fine if you want to go that route.
So mixing Moog and OEM for springs (OEM - front/Moog - rear) is probably ok?
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:46 PM   #4
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So mixing Moog and OEM for springs (OEM - front/Moog - rear) is probably ok?
Ive used other moog parts and their quality and fitment have been good. Springs usually dont wear unless rust has eaten them. So finding a used rear spring should be fine.

this guy is selling his OEM setup. Someone wanted the front suspension, but he didnt want to seperate. Maybe if you offer for the rear springs (shouldnt be bad to ship just those) you all could make a deal. All rear springs from 00-11 should be the same.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=374505


Looks like rockauto sells the rear moog springs for less than $50 for the pair...they usally have a 5% off code if you google
MOOG Part # 81003
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Yep - $50 a pair for NEW Moog vs. used OEM or new OEM (~$200). I can just replace again with Moog if they rust out in 75k miles!
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Moog has pretty decent quality
As long as you replace both sides there should be no issues between front and rear
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