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Old 06-06-2019, 09:59 PM   #41
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Where would one aquire such adapters 🤔🤔🤔
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https://www.amazon.com/Massive-Speed.../dp/B014LPO3A2 Read the review for installation tip.
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To clarify: 00-04 including the SVT use a small ball joint and strut.02-04 SVT Steering knuckle is SVT specific..05 -05.5 use the larger ball joint with the smaller strut. Mid year 2005 went to the larger diameter strut and ball joint. The upper strut mount is different and not compatible with the older cars. 06-11 use the larger strut and ball joint. SVT front brake caliper brackets will bolt up to 05-11 knuckles. Lower control arms and knuckles from 06-11 will bolt up to the 00-05 but require a strut adapter. On the rear: All 00-07 rear subframes are the same with the exception of the sedans. Some came without rear sway bars. The best way to convert to SVT rear brakes is to grab the whole rear subframe with trailing arms and the rear section of the parking brake cables and brake lines. This gives you the correct dust shields as well as the larger rear sway bar and lower,stiffer springs. I can pull a complete SVT subframe in 45 minutes. ST sedans with the 2.3 had rear disc brakes but are not the same size as the SVT I believe. Traction control; I'll throw this in there due to misinformation. Traction control on the 00-07 has nothing to do with the brakes other than the fact it uses the abs sensors to sense wheel spin. I saw a thread where it was stated as fact that it only came with rear disc brake equipped cars. It is strictly timing retard. I have a 06 ZX5 with rear drum brakes and traction control. I also have an 06 ZX3 without abs so there doesn't seem to be any absolutes. Hope this helps.

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Use 05-07 control arms and an omni strut adapter and they will work. Buy these knuckles. SVT brakes bolt onto the 05-11 knuckles. You need the calipers, brackets and svt brake lines
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Assuming the OP was going to replace his springs/struts anyways wouldnt the 06-07 struts work in his 04 (with the 06-07 Moog knuckles)?

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On the rear: All 00-07 rear subframes are the same with the exception of the sedans.
Wagon rear subframe is unique (I just looked into this for my wagon). I believe sedans and hatches use basically the same but some may not be drilled for sway bar mounts.

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The upper strut mount is different and not compatible with the older cars.
What is different? When I look up the upper mount on RA it lists them as compatible for 00-07.

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The upper strut mount is different and not compatible with the older cars.
What is different? When I look up the upper mount on RA it lists them as compatible for 00-07.

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I'm sorry. Let me clarify. If you use the 06-07 spindles, strut assembly ,lower control arm ,it will work. The spring and strut is a larger diameter than the early model. Most don't do that as aftermarket performamce struts are readily available for the 00-04 but not for the later mode so it kind of defeats the purpose. Why they make the omni adapter to put the 00-04 struts on the 06-07. The mount that bolts to the car may be the same but the top hat for the spring is different
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Alright folks bad news I think for the long Hall I'm getting upgraded parts for 2004 no convertions to svt etc

Have decided Sachs all around
Power stop caliper,pads,rotors kit
Moog sway bar links
Master bushings set
Acdelco control arms

I'm sure there's better upgrades but this is all from Rock Auto so there is some limitations on choices

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Alright folks bad news I think for the long Hall I'm getting upgraded parts for 2004 no convertions to svt etc

Have decided Sachs all around
Power stop caliper,pads,rotors kit
Moog sway bar links
Master bushings set
Acdelco control arms

I'm sure there's better upgrades but this is all from Rock Auto so there is some limitations on choices

Thanks for all the advice
I dont see tie rods on your list. The control arms come with new bushings.
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I love this forum I will also look for tie rods didn't even dawn on me.

Yeah I realized the control arm comes with bushings but the master set has the bushings for the sway bar it's self,rear links,rear trail arm,bump stops,and rear spring caps(tech not the correct wording for that part woops).
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