i am new to the forum and was reading a post that had mentioned something about gen 3 and 4 struts being interchangable and also saw that the gen 3 is supposed to be stiffer, atleast i saw someone say that about the front. well my questions start off with, is this true with the rear as well? the reason i ask is that my rear struts are worn and i wanted to replace them with stiffer and possibly longer ones to if at all possible as i constently have stuff in the trunk or am hauling people around and quite often hauling stuff on my trailer that i haul with my taurus. so i could benefit from stiffer struts in the back as i use my taurus as a truck as i cant afford both a car and a truck and every time i look at the car from the side i cant help but get disgusted with the design flaw of the taurus (you know what im talking about, yeah how it looks like you're smuggling a couple kilo's of crack in your trunk cuz of how the rear tires are almost stuffed up behind the wheelwell even without anything in the trunk or backseat). would struts off of a completely different vehicle work that would be both stiffer and an inch or so longer?so any suggestions? any help is greatly appreciated.