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Old 06-02-2019, 10:03 AM   #21
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The only "KIT" is the one from ford which comes with new shocks, struts, and springs. and depending on the "kit" new sway bar, strut bearings, and little things.

A front end "refresh" can mean lots of things. Felix mentioned how to swap out and refresh the front end. If its bushings, ball joints, tie rods, and more that need to be swapped over it can be costly and time consuming but well worth it.

so when you say you want a whole suspension refresh what does that mean to you and who will be doing the work?
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:22 PM   #22
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I'll be doing the work

in regards to what I mean as a refresh, I am looking to replace
-In the front the sway bar links, struts, pads and rotors, control arm which I know includes the ball joint an other two bushing as a single unit. Might be missing something.

For the rear sway bar links, shocks & springs, trailing arm. Again ik I missing a few details on other parts so please fill in what else in regards to bushing an other items that wear from sitting for long periods of time.

The car is very clean an has 52,000 miles on it so it drives fine as is but it's noticable that it has had little use crackles going over dips on the road, the steering isnt as tight when taking turns an kinda puts it's weight towards the heavier end.

Just replaceing aged hardwear with new stuff so I can keep her running for the long hall
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Want to note getting parts from Rock Auto for convenience.

Cars strictly a daily

-front disks rear drums
- no abs or tractions in this car feature wasn't included
- cars only extras are electric windows sun roof an 6 CD changer an it's an auto.

Just to clarify exactly what I'm working with for you guys
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Just to mention, since your tearing the front end down, nows a great chance to upgrade your braking to the svt setup= 10'' rotors to 11.8'' rotors & don't forget the bigger calipers & pads. Swap out the spindles for '05 only spindles + order '05+ A-arms for the bigger ball joints that the '05 spindles use as well as still using the earlier '00-'05 struts/springs.
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For budgeting reason mr.felix is it possible to do the brake upgrade later on an keep the stock brake equipment on for now
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:45 AM   #26
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if your going to the junk yard to pick up the '05 knuckles then just pick up the calipers that come with them. it will be a middle upgrade. IIRC the 05 brakes are a little bigger than the '0-05 brakes so depending on the quality at the junk yard can pick up rotors and pads if they look good and have life.

The '05 knuckles uses ears on the knuckle like the SVT which is why they work for the sawp. It's been so long since I have seen a non SVT knuckle & brake that I am not sure how they bolt up. Felix likely recalls.
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So I'm getting a lil hung up on what a spindle is, is that part of the wheel bearing/hub assembly

if it's different can I see what it looks like via pic of sorts?

I could go to the junkyard but to lazy rather just buy it plus condition from the yard from the vehicles sitting in dirt is piss poor😂

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Old 06-03-2019, 10:08 AM   #28
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Sorry I used the wrong terminology. I have edited my post. knuckle, not spindle.

nuckles are the black things:


They are what the bearing and hub are pressed into, brakes, tie rod, adn ball joint attach to along with the bottom of the strut.
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Yeah that's Gunna have to be a separate project for me btwn the svt caliper, rotors,pads, knuckles,wheelbearing/hub assembly.

For now though I'll plan on getting the 05+ a-arms, bushings,links,shocks struts etc.

Kinda hoping I can carry over the existing brake settup untill I have enough money to do the svt swap on the front
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You need the '05 knuckle if your going with the '05 Control arms and ball joints.
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