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Old 07-11-2011, 04:46 PM   #1
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Bad luck...

2000 v6 All my suspension is gone bad at one time... Ball joints, shocks and struts, and I want lowering springs. I need tires bad. But something keeps coming up... Need new o2 sensors. Idk how much it will cost for new ball joints and shocks and struts... Any one knows?
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Re: Bad luck...

Balljoints aren't all that expensive. To replace the ones I had to cut off the car was only $120 to get the steeda X2 balljoints. Stock replacements are around 40-50 each I think.

Shocks and struts, just get aftermarket ones. Should run a couple hundred for basic ones. I know late mode has a package deal for shocks, struts, and springs I believe...somewhere around $400 for the whole package if I remember right. They are red if that matters.
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Thanks bro.
You could also PM darkshadows for a price quote on stock replacement ball joints and shocks/struts for your car. His prices will be less than what a dealership will tell you since his dealership sells ford parts at 10% over cost. He'll need your year and vin number to find you the price.

For reference, his price will match tousley ford's price...the difference being you pay tax instead of shipping. His dealership is on Florida Blvd (Allstar Nissan)
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Well I jacked the car up to see if the ball joints were bad. My neighbor told me if u jack the car up to where the wheel is off the ground and you shake the wheel and it moves loosely around the ball joints are bad. I did it and the wheels never budged.

So must be shocks and struts
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Who told you the whole front end is bad...an alignment shop? Most are just tryingto sell you stuff. Balljoint wear can be measured and when it exceeds specs its time to r&r.
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I hear a noise when I press down on my passenger front a squeak and a clunk
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I hear a noise when I press down on my passenger front a squeak and a clunk
Have u replaced the shocks and struts before? I dont know how all four can go bad at once. However toxico makes some nice shocks/struts. The toxico hp's run $60 for each shock and $110 or so for struts. Plus the blue looks nice. Id definately do springs at the same time if thats what your looking for. May need cc plates as well depending on how low u wanna go.
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While it is possible that you have more than one front end issue best thing is to have it diagnosed and then replace the parts that need it instead of just throwing parts at the problem hoping you find the right one.
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Re: Bad luck...

It really depends on the type of replacement parts you choose.

OEM or equivalent replacements are going to be the cheapest, but usually don't yield any performance gains.

Various aftermarket shocks/struts, springs and ball joints are available.

As said, the Tokico HP's are a great economy upgrade. I have them and they are a great product...still help maintain a decent ride while being somewhat performance oriented.

Ford Racing lowering springs are a nice upgrade that usually don't require other suspension components like cc plates or a bumpsteer kit.

More aggressive springs such as the Eibach Pro kit, Sportlines, and H&R SuperSports and Race Springs cost more and will probably require cc plates and a bumpsteer kit to bring suspension specs back to normal.
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All the suspension is stock
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All the suspension is stock
Yess...we've gathered.

If you want to replace your stock **** with stock components than it will cost less.

If you want to use aftermarket parts it will cost more, but they're generally better than stock.

When my shocks/struts started to give out and the squeaking was noticeable, I decided to do the full suspension overhaul. It was easier to replace everything rather than pieces at a time.
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Thanks for all the recommendations
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I love my tokiko shocks. I recomend these great shocks and look cool too.
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Re: Bad luck...

Its possibly that ur front end might just need to be greased up too, but if that is the only issue then that would be pretty lucky/awesome. I would def do what Greg said and have it diagnosed.
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Ima get that done today
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Its possibly that ur front end might just need to be greased up too, but if that is the only issue then that would be pretty lucky/awesome. I would def do what Greg said and have it diagnosed.
Where are the grease spots?
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Re: Bad luck...

I couldn't tell you exactly all the spots, for ur front end as I never done it myself. But I had a similar issue as u with and older car, where it would make a squeak and then clunk kind of noise and all it needed was for the front end to be re-greased.
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Re: Bad luck...

Each joint has a grease zert on it. (or should, some factory parts are not lube-able) You need a grease gun and you pump grease in until the rubber boot fills up.
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No grease points on balljoints I checked
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Re: Bad luck...

Yeah I didn't remember my stock ball joints being grease able, my aftermarkets are. Everyone is spot on with the diagnosis being done first. Not expensive and will tell you exactly what you need to do.
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