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by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Miscellaneous
Topic: 1988 Festiva with 32k project
Replies: 0
Views: 5

1988 Festiva with 32k project

wow 500 dollars https://images.craigslist.org/00f0f_365fc8q3nz0_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00P0P_uR6zWmspOf_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg https://images.craigslist.org/00J0J_7tftz8GnRzE_0CI0t2_600x450.jpg https://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/d/rittman-1988-ford-festiva-parts-car/7239402...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds - XR4Ti
Topic: Springs for XR4ti (Eibach sport?)
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Springs for XR4ti (Eibach sport?)

I am not the seller, but looks pretty legit to me. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Y-QAAOSw6XZfrWIv/s-l1600.jpg https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lowering-springs-for-Merkur-XR4Ti/154214281920?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Df8af59694c3b4c7d98bb131f0bc35588%26...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Shocks and struts
Replies: 19
Views: 108

Re: Shocks and struts

I think you will be able to get enough droop just using the bar. I was trying to remove the hub from a parts car, and fighting with the jack. Each time I raised it up the upper part would pop out. Then Matt showed me how easy it was to push down with the bar and get the hub off. With the shock/sprin...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Shocks and struts
Replies: 19
Views: 108

Re: Shocks and struts

You take a long metal bar (say 4 or 5 feet) and wedge it in there then press down. I've seen people use the handle from a big floor jack. When you put things back together have some ratchet straps so you can squeeze things or it will be impossible to connect the sway bar.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Shocks and struts
Replies: 19
Views: 108

Re: Shocks and struts

thesameguy wrote:
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Shocks don't control ride height, springs do. You can run Konis with stock-height springs. I do. Hell, my XR is probably taller than stock!
Actually the Konis I purchased from Neuspeed had 5 separate spring perches that allowed you to level the car. But ya shocks absorb shocks.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Need value help 1985 XR4TI
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Need value help 1985 XR4TI

Ya unless it has roll up windows and a competition shell (no sunroof) it is not worth more than a few hundred. A really nice shell with zero rust and nice paint or a zero rust shell with perfect interior, or some combination of desirable traits I can see 2-3k for something not running. But it better...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Shocks and struts
Replies: 19
Views: 108

Re: Shocks and struts

Two of the asian vehicles I used to owe had Koni Yellows on them and they worked great. The springs were stiffer than stock but still a good street application. I had them adjusted somewhere in the middle range, say 2 1/2 turns out, until they seemed perfectly matched to the spring/vehicle weight. Y...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Shocks and struts
Replies: 19
Views: 108

Re: Shocks and struts

Just for the record I am not a fan of lowering springs. In most cases they shorten the spring length by an inch or whatever then up the spring rate a tad (maybe 10 or 15 percent) and tell you to use the oem dampers. If someone was selling a set of used springs from MC2 racing that were stiffer than ...
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: XR4Ti
Topic: Shocks and struts
Replies: 19
Views: 108

Re: Shocks and struts

I would say new kybs with some used aftermarket springs.
by andyofcolumbusmerkur
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Scorpio
Topic: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction
Replies: 41
Views: 304

Re: Check out this immaculate Scorpio for auction

Doug made a video and talked about your car and how to say Merkur correctly. :cheers