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Old 05-22-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Lowering sedan on budget

OK this is what ive planned to drop my zts an inch and a half. this is probably the hardest but cheapest way ive found.

I work at advance so i can cross part numbers very easily. i found that the svt's strut mounts and coil seats parts numbers are all interchangeable. so my car has 47,000 miles and there is absolutely no visible wear or rust. so im just buying bare shocks and struts from the svt reusing the mounts and seats. with the eibach lowering springs. the bare struts and shocks are 35 apieace for front and 40 for the back. and price of springs.

if anyone has any suggestions. im always willing to learn.


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Reusing the strut mounts (especially the bearing) is false economics. They are a wear part and should be replaced with the strut.
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For clarification purposes, the Shocks and struts you provided prices for are Ford Racing SVT shocks and struts vs replacement shock and struts by some other company?
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This car was owned by a 62 year old woman who rarely drove it. This car has little to no wear I think they could last another 20,000 miles or so
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Monroe is the brand for the rear the bare struts have to be ordered from ford
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Only can get full assembly for front so they would come with stock springs which is why I it's cheaper to order them bear
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This car was owned by a 62 year old woman who rarely drove it. This car has little to no wear I think they could last another 20,000 miles or so

47K miles is 47K miles regardless of who drove it. Miles = wear. Average life span of an OE shock (and related parts) is 40 to 60K miles. Hey its your money not mine. But I know what I'd be doing if it was mine.
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Monroes with a 1.5" drop spring is not a heavenly match.
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Well I do appreciate the input and I should just replace the coil seats and bearings.
This is gonna a dump question but what bearing is he talking about? Is he taking about the wheel bearing
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The Monroe's are oem equipment
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