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Old 06-18-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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Has anyone not re-used their isolaters when lowering? I do t want to take them off my old springs so I'm debating whether to skip it. I also have to find some dust boots because I bought koni's. suggestions?
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Has anyone not re-used their isolaters when lowering? I do t want to take them off my old springs so I'm debating whether to skip it. I also have to find some dust boots because I bought koni's. suggestions?
I bought the isolators from Ford for like $8 apiece, and the wife stopped by Autozone and picked up the dust boots for me. I didn't disassemble my factory struts either. I'll look through my old threads and see if I can find part #'s.
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If you leave the isolators off you'll be sorry. I would think it would cause all sorts of unwanted noises. I just called the closest Ford dealer and they had them in two days.
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If you leave the isolators off you'll be sorry. I would think it would cause all sorts of unwanted noises. I just called the closest Ford dealer and they had them in two days.
Thanks man! I'm going to call ford tomorrow to get them ordered.
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No problem. A couple of guys on here helped me find them so I'm just paying it forward. KCCO
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Old 06-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #6
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No problem. A couple of guys on here helped me find them so I'm just paying it forward. KCCO
How many isos did you need?
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:25 PM   #7
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How many isos did you need?
Two, one for each side on the bottom coil. When you take your old strut assemblies out just look at how they're on those. Piece of cake. I actually had my new struts assembled days before I started install.

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Kinda hard to see in these but it'll give you the idea. Bought the dust boots at Autozone.
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Two, one for each side on the bottom coil. When you take your old strut assemblies out just look at how they're on those. Piece of cake. I actually had my new struts assembled days before I started install.

Kinda hard to see in these but it'll give you the idea. Bought the dust boots at Autozone.
Cool. So none for the rears? Also did you face your arrows in or out on the gt500 strut mounts? Thanks a lot btw.
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Cool. So none for the rears? Also did you face your arrows in or out on the gt500 strut mounts? Thanks a lot btw.
None for the rears, there are some rubber pieces sitting on top of the axle under the old springs. Make sure they stay there on installation. I put Eibach Sportlines on my car and the rears already had something on them but it was not like the iso's. As far as the mounts, judging by what I know now, depends on what springs are going on the car. I don't think you said what you have or if you also got camber bolts. I put my notches out, but I'm going to flip them because even with camber bolts, it looks like I still have too much negative camber. What kind of springs do you have? Did you buy camber bolts?

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K springs. No camber bolts. I'm hoping to get close to spec with them pointing in.
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K springs are 1.5" I think. Are you ever going to road race your car? If not, I would still buy camber bolts just to be on the safe side. Guess you could do it after you get your alignment checked too though.
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Debating whether to go forward without the spring sleeves.
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Debating whether to go forward without the spring sleeves.
Could you not get the isolators from your local Ford dealer? I would recommend not going forward without them.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:31 PM   #14
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Could you not get the isolators from your local Ford dealer? I would recommend not going forward without them.
Takes a couple days. I actually think that they come with the k springs though. From the pictures I've seen they do. I'll see tomorrow.
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Autozone Dust Boot Question

You guys that used the Autozone dust boots. Did you trim the rubber jounce bumper on top? Use the Ford parts? Use them as is? Not quite sure what to do with them. Thanks for any help.
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What are these isolators? I had the dealership install mine and sometimes under wot when the car tries to squat it makes
Some weird sounds. Just wondering what noises you meant that it would make.


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