Scorpio struts/shocks

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Scorpio struts/shocks

Post by Merkurfast » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:24 am

I spoke to Russ at Rapido yesterday and he is able to get new struts and shocks from a vendor in Europe. They are Bendix brand and he stated they are OEM spec. I would contact him if you want to order some as he said currently arranging shipment now.
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Post by ford.scorpio » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:35 pm

Cost?
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Re: Scorpio struts/shocks

Post by merkurdriver » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:35 pm

Word on the street is that Merkur Depot has new Ford Motorcraft ones already here in the US FYI.
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Post by Merkurfast » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:38 pm

I can't remember price exactly.I think it was $180 each for front and $100 each for rear. You can call him.

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Re: Scorpio struts/shocks

Post by merkurdriver » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:31 pm

If you're in a hurry and don't want to wait for the order of bendix ones to arrive...

New Motorcraft one for $49.95:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-NOS-Merkur- ... Y6&vxp=mtr

Another new Motorcraft one for $24.99:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-NEW-1987-19 ... e4&vxp=mtr

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Re: Scorpio struts/shocks

Post by brokencase » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:40 am

Rock Auto has the KYB 235022 GR-2 / Excel-G on clearance for $40.79!
Sadly they only have one...and most folks like to buy these in pairs.

Rather than sourcing new old stock from overseas at exorbitant prices, I believe it is wiser to attempt to fit a modern alternative. Like the 2004-2009 VW Beetle/Jetta struts as discussed here...
http://forum.merkurclub.com/forum/viewt ... 37&t=16093

These have been successfully adapted to the XR4ti and should be adaptable to the Scorpio.
This offer the advantage of a broader selection of newly manufactured struts including coil over and adjustable options.

Rear shocks from other modern vehicles can also be substituted.

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Post by Merkurfast » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:47 pm

Thanks for the reply Brokencase. I was unaware of that, using VW struts in a Scorpio.

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Re: Scorpio struts/shocks

Post by merkurdriver » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:32 pm

FYI:

NEW Ford Motorcraft Scorpio front struts:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/201904445368?

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Post by Merkurfast » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:02 pm

Talked with Russ Harness at Rapido. He stated Bendix in Germany is putting struts and shocks for the Scorpio back in production. They should be available in about 4-6 weeks.

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Re: Scorpio struts/shocks

Post by Merkurfast » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:53 pm

Installed my brand new struts and front springs along with rear shocks. Thanks Rapido.

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Re: Scorpio struts/shocks

Post by brokencase » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:53 pm

Just an FYI...online parts UK
https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk

..has a large assortment of Scorpio parts. Search the site for Ford Scorpio GAE/GGE 2.9L

The shipping is a flat rate to the USA ~$95. But the part prices are really good and they often run sales/promotions.
Given the flat rate - it makes sense to get all the items you may need in one large order. There are some exceptions
to the flat rate, like no large items like exhaust systems, check their shipping info.

I was able to get Scorpio KYB struts, strut boots, strut bumper, upper mounts, and strut bearings + shipping all for just a little over $300.

Which is about what I would have paid this outfit for just the struts only.
http://www.eshocks.com/bil_Ind.asp?VC=31Q85&SubChar=Q

Shipping took about 4 weeks.

Usual disclaimers apply... No vested interest, just a happy customer, YMMV.

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Post by Merkurfast » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:00 pm

Well that's good to hear. I'm glad you have had good experiences with this company. I haven't had much luck with companies in the England or Europe. They will say they ship to the U.S. then they tell you the product is unavailable when you order. When did you order your parts?

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Re: Scorpio struts/shocks

Post by brokencase » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:46 pm

I ordered the end of August and the parts arrived in about 4 weeks.

It was a tough choice between adapting the VW Jetta struts (as has been done successfully with Xr4ti's) OR getting
Scorpio spec struts.

I kinda of regret not attempting the KYB adjustable Jetta struts. I think they would have been more fun.

But it was the fact that I could get the upper mounts, bumpers, strut bearings, and boots for only a little more that closed the deal.

Even though the site appears to be "UK" origin, the parts were actually drop shipped from Germany.
DHL was the carrier in Germany. Shipment tracking transferred to United States Postal Service once the parts
went to Frankfort airport.

But tracking via USPS kept saying the parts were still in Germany for the longest time. I got worried and emailed the
company's customer support.

It turns out that USPS tracking did not update until the parts were actually delivered.

I would definitely buy from https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk again.
But you must consider that flat rate $95 shipping fee.

Good choice for a Merkur group purchases? I'm in.

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