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Old 01-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any body done it?

I think the rear of the car is far to high, and would look good with a 1-2"drop.

I hate to cut springs, is there another option?
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the earlier gens all have saggy ass's because of the springs. my 07 is sagging almost 2in.
the way we used to lower is to heat up the springs and compress them. I still have the strut/spring compressor i used to use.
I havent looked at the rear setup for the 2010 but you might be able to cut the strut tab and lower it in knuckle. not sure if you can get 2in's though.
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^+1. Search: strut tab mod.
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No go on the strut mod, there not coil overs. Springs sit on lower control arm. compressing and heating them is probably your best option, note you will have to have a alignment and my require cam bolts to get the camber back in spec.
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No go on the strut mod, there not coil overs. Springs sit on lower control arm. compressing and heating them is probably your best option, note you will have to have a alignment and my require cam bolts to get the camber back in spec.
good info to know on how the rear is set up... if its an all wheel drive the angle shouldnt change with this mod... if its just front wheel drive then yes the camber will change
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Check out the Ecoboost Owners Forum.com. H&R Springs are the recommended way of lowering the new Taurus. On some it requires replacement of adjusting bolts to get within alignment specs, but the H&R's will give you the drop you are looking for and they get great reviews for improving ride and handling.
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correction on that url mark. ecoboostownerforums.com
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Ya, im only wanting to lower the rear, not the whole car.
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As others have stated, pick up a set of lowering springs.

There are two mfg'ers out there that I am aware of that offer such a product for the 2010+ Taurus.

They are, H&R, and also Eibach.

Most of us have chosen to rock the H&R's as they provide a more substantial drop over the Eibach's.

Also, for those that have chosen to initially go with the Eibach's, and then for w/e reasons, decided to switch over to the H&R's, those owners have stated they've experienced a much better ride quality with the H&R's.

If you do decide to go this route, you may want to follow the link below for resolving any alignment issues experienced afterwards:

"How-To" Get Your Lowered SHO Back Into OEM Alignment Specs...

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Something that might be worth looking into is installing Eibachs just in the rear. When I did my install, I started in the rear and noticed the car was level with the new springs in the back. It might drop a little more after they settle but it was close to level, IMO.
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