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Old 08-04-2007, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm considering replacing the struts on my 02 Taurus, it has 115,000 miles on it with the original's still on.

I read on another site that it causes the back end to sit up alot higher(fine with me!) but that the car actually came down really hard from bumps... Should I replace the springs as well with lets say eibach springs?

Will new struts be too much support, and the stock springs be too little, causing the struts to wear out faster and a really rough ride?
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I'm considering replacing the struts on my 02 Taurus, it has 115,000 miles on it with the original's still on.

I read on another site that it causes the back end to sit up alot higher(fine with me!) but that the car actually came down really hard from bumps... Should I replace the springs as well with lets say eibach springs?

Will new struts be too much support, and the stock springs be too little, causing the struts to wear out faster and a really rough ride?
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115k running around the streets of Austin... yeah, you are overdue. You have a few options, depends on how much you want to spend. Eibach springs are around $250, and a complete set of KYB struts, mounts, etc will run you another $500. The stock rear springs are notorious for sagging. You can get a set of taller springs from a 96-99 SHO. They are a direct fit, inexpensive, and will prevent the rear end from sagging. Monroe and Gabriel struts are good if you want a stock feel, KYB's are slightly firmer. Use only KYB's if you plan to install lowering springs like Eibachs.
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