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Old 03-28-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
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Please help!

I have a bad strut so I am going to have to change it out soon. It's the front, driver's side.

However, this summer, I am going to get my car lowered about 2 inches. But I do need to replace this strut before that. If I get this strut replaced...well I'm going to replace all 4...and just get the stock/OEM spec. struts, would that screw my plans for this summer when I lower my Focus?

I guess my question is, if I were to buy lowering springs, would the stock/OEM struts be compatible with a 2 inch drop?

Sorry guys, I don't really know the ins and outs of suspension components....yet

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NO, you need to get struts/shocks that are compatable.
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Is the strut completely gone? I would try to buy a used one for cheap and have it replaced then when you buy your new setup just sell all of your stock ones..
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they are compatible but not reccomended
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Thanks guys for the help!! Jus one more question...so I do need to buy a complete lowering kit, struts and springs, in order to do out right?
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I dont understand why you would "need" to replace a strut... the only thing they do on stock suspension is improve ride quality. Just deal with it until you can afford the lowered combination.
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