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I dropped my car 3.5 inches w an H&R racing spring set I purchased from FSwerks. Cost about 300 for the springs. Install is where you really spend money. It was about 900 total for the springs and install. If I could do it again I would have gone w a coil over shocks instead. It would have been a few hundred more but a much better value because install price would have been the same. That being said the car looks really good lowered... like it should have looked from the factory. I can't believe how high the car comes from the factory.
 

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The bitch in terms of labor is the work involved in compressing the spring to remove it from the strut and mounts. If you would have gotten coilover kit you're right it would have been less labor
 

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The bitch in terms of labor is the work involved in compressing the spring to remove it from the strut and mounts. If you would have gotten coilover kit you're right it would have been less labor
Yea^^^^^^ You could have taken the strut assembly to a shop & had them bust them down. I've done that for a few guys before when I worked in a shop. It was great to use a wall mounted strut mounting unit. The coilover's are going to have a rougher ride then a fixed platform setup.
 

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Lol, I know this has been up for a while, but to get the rear springs off, once the car is on jackstands, put a jack under that control arm, remove the bolt and slowly let the spring down! Oh, and dont forget to unbolt the swaybar links. :)
Yeah, ive noticed that there is no guides on here for it that ive noticed anyway!

Ive only ever done electrical mods on my car so this will be a challenge
Here is the guide I used, worked out great. I installed front and rear Eibach Sportlines on my car in my driveway in a few hours with hand tools and a set of spring compressors. [headbang]

You WILL want to get your car re-aligned ASAP to avoid wearing your tires funny.

As the others have mentioned, using a spring compressor is nerve racking as hell. I clamped my strut in a vice using one of the tabs on the strut thenused the spring compressor and tightened it down with an air impact. Everything went as planned, just a tad scary. LOL
 

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A tad? Lol. I was using a good one and could tell it was working hard. Me and bro were almost shitting bricks. It didn't help i showed him YouTube "spring compressor fail" videos. :D
 

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Just called up my buddy at the Ford dealer I frequent and he faxed me over the exploded 2006 front suspension view, complete with part numbers. I circled three things. Two in red, and one in blue. The middle red circle is the bushing you need to replace. The top red circle is the tophat you need to swap out. And the blue circle is the upper spring seat. I don't recall if you need that or not.



Bushing: 2007 Ford

Top Hat: 2007 Ford

Spring Seat: 2007 Ford


BUT PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK THIS WITH SOMEONE ELSE. Call FRPP's Techline and ask them which ones they include with the shock/strut kit (m18000-zx3b) http://www.fordracingparts.com/Contacts/ContactFrpp.asp



found this, I need all three circled items to make my 06-07 eibach springs work on my 08 struts, correct? So much conflicting info in that thread lmao.

and yes, I know I should have bought 08+ springs, but I got a killer deal on the 06-07 and knew i could make it work, just need to confirm those are the parts I need.

will still end up being way cheaper after buying those parts.
 

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I'll just post this here..

So i want to use an aftermarket shock on my 09 SE with my eibach pro springs.
I will need massive omni kit right?
Main choice of struts are
·Kyb agx
·Bilstien b8
·Koni STR.T

What hardware will i need to do the job right?
Eg..mounts..boots..insulators...
 

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Omni kit only IF you use struts made to fit '00-'07 model years.

Balance of hdwe. needs to fit the springs used, as shown in the original post here.

Boots can be a question mark, don't always fit across model year types or aftermarket selections.
 

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Thanks sailor. Would i have to drill a bigger hole for the omni kit hardware?

Also what stut should i go with out of the three. Hell what strut would YOU go with?
 

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No, the important part of the Omni kit is the sleeve shim to adapt for the smaller early struts to fit in the later larger knuckles.

The replacement bolts are an extra, handy to have if needed.

For which brand you can look in the Suspension section for reviews, or post there for fresh comments. I'd probably pick between Bilstein & Koni, though if one had a direct fit avail. it would be tempting to go for that.
 

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got my 06-07 springs all mounted in my 08! Loving it so far.

all that's needed to make it work is the spring seat, bearing and upper mount.
all three circled items.

saved myself a ton of cash doing it this way.

 

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AFAIK the upper mount is actually the same for all years, so though it's good to use a new one when things are apart it's not an essential.

'08-'11 uses a single combined spring seat & bearing, the earlier generations use separate parts for seat & bearing.
 

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AFAIK the upper mount is actually the same for all years, so though it's good to use a new one when things are apart it's not an essential.

'08-'11 uses a single combined spring seat & bearing, the earlier generations use separate parts for seat & bearing.
yeah, figured I'd do new ones anyways. Car has 80K miles on er so it wasnt replacing a pristine part.

heres a picture of the 08 converted to 06-7 (left) vs stock 08 (right)

 

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There ya go, that comparison shows it well.

Even the SVT setup with it's MkI wide top springs will fit in a MkII if the right top spring mount (top hat/spring perch) is used.

(Omni kit for older struts if used of course)
 
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