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Here is the chart that was here before.

And here is a link to a more complete list. http://members.cox.net/fhurderjr/howto_springcodes.htm
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according to the information from fastpartsnetwark the spring codes at the bottom of the chart do not exist. The spring codes that are not filled out though do exist.

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These were all available at one time as these numbers originally came from Torrie at FPN. Ford I'm sure has discontinued many of the parts.

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The codes listed at the bottom are sets.... for example, HHLL is HIM/LET, MM55 is MAD/JAR.

Who wants a set of RAT/NAD springs? Or maybe GUY/SUK?

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How about GUY/KUM or.......nevermind

But actually, whats the shortest rear spring besides JAR? Like what matches the RAN fronts in an actual "slo" setup.

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The shortest spring is the weakest spring. The lower the load rating the shorter the spring.

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The weaker the better up front if you ask me. Get that front to sag as much as the back

Though I bottom out enough as it is, but then again im running on orignal shock/springs at 150k miles. Yikes.


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oh sorry, i was refering to the wagon springs.

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Hence the RAN/JAR springs: Sink the bow and raise that ass like the Titanic

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Gen 3 Taurus OEM springs 101

1. All the same axle springs use the same lbs per sq inch rating wire, i.e. 155 lbs for the front springs. The rears are less, 100 lbs.

2. All the same axle springs have the same ends so are interchangeable between vehicles.

3. All have the same axle springs are wound with the same number of coils.

4. The only thing that determines ride height and load capacity is the length of the spring. The SHO springs, which are the highest capacity and are also the longest, will give the lighter engined Vulcan and Duratec a higher ride height.

5. None of the springs are stiffer than the others. What is different is the amount of spring travel before bottoming out.

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