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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-15-2003, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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What should be replaced when doing shocks/springs?

I was wondering what other parts I should buy to have installed when the suspension goes in.

I know there are some bushings and crap on the rear end that should be taken care of and as long as they are in there, they should be replaced.

Is what I am looking to replace in the rear end called "Spring Isolators?"

Any thoughts or pointers would be great. I would like to tend to as many items as possible during this process and would like as many new suspension components as I can get installed at one time.

FYI: The upper ball joints/control arms are new (and corresponding bushings) the tie rods are new as the rack/pinion is new as well. 1 1/4 front and rear sway bars will be installed at the same time with new bushings as well.

IRS bushings are suprisingly solid and not squished.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-15-2003, 09:10 PM
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Is what I am looking to replace in the rear end called "Spring Isolators?"
Yes, that is what you are looking for. Sometimes that are refered to as spring insulators also. They are about $10 a piece at Ford and you will need 4 of them. One on the the top and bottom of the back two springs. You will also want to rub a little teflon paste/grease on them also, to prevent them from squeaking everytime you hit a bump.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-15-2003, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Great...

You are right on the nose with the price too: 9.95 each.

I am very much looking forward to this suspension upgrade as well as being able to test Eibach vs. Tokico between my two SCs.

One thing I remember about the Eibach springs is how bouncy it was when the ride control was not on. I know this controls the shocks themselves, but the springs just seemed more "floaty" like other people have mentioned.

Hopefully the Tokico brand Linear springs will not make the car handle like the axles are welded to the frame.

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