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hey just wondering if any one knows if you can use the fox body front struts????
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mrunknown wrote:hey just wondering if any one knows if you can use the fox body front struts????
Piece of cake. Here's a link to the project plans... viewtopic.php?f=37&t=9364&hilit=appalachian
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I've said it before, but i'll say it again just for the record:

"If you don't have a lot of money and you want a V8, get a mustang."

Mixing the corner carving, rally minded performance of an XR4 with one of the best known stoplight drag strip kings is like...well...they don't. Not without serious fabrication and money anyway. Apples to oranges to put it best.

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mrunknown wrote:hey just wondering if any one knows if you can use the fox body front struts????
If your looking for a set of struts for your XR and are looking into a different option, the 1999 to 2002 Ford focus struts fit, look into it.

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You do need to modify the top hats though.

That should allow 1999-2005 struts to work. Late in 06 they changed.
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Swagman00 wrote:I've said it before, but i'll say it again just for the record:

"If you don't have a lot of money and you want a V8, get a mustang."

Mixing the corner carving, rally minded performance of an XR4 with one of the best known stoplight drag strip kings is like...well...they don't. Not without serious fabrication and money anyway. Apples to oranges to put it best.

Just one perspective.
Oddly, Ford thought differently, and placed that very motor in certain models of the Sierra... no swap is "easy," but it is among the easier swaps, and many have done it and have been very happy with the results.
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DG was making some taper spacer(for lower ball joint) to mount the mustang spindle to the XR. don't know if he ever finished
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Swagman00 wrote:I've said it before, but i'll say it again just for the record:

"If you don't have a lot of money and you want a V8, get a mustang."

Mixing the corner carving, rally minded performance of an XR4 with one of the best known stoplight drag strip kings is like...well...they don't. Not without serious fabrication and money anyway. Apples to oranges to put it best.

Just one perspective.
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DSPXR4ti wrote: If your looking for a set of struts for your XR and are looking into a different option, the 1999 to 2002 Ford focus struts fit, look into it.

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Care to elaborate (with links)?
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thx for the info as my car is in need for new suspension you guys can check out my car and its current state over in the project and photo section, oh and do the back shocks and springs fit as well or no go on that????
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Might want to check out this thread:

http://forum.merkurclub.net/forum/viewt ... a6b18580a2

And on the rear look at MC2 racing or some nascar Front springs for use in the rear of the XR these are the right diameter and you can choose from a variety of rates. Also do a search for explorer rear shocks, some have used these on the rear of the XR. Some of the circle track shocks are pretty close dimensionally to the XR rear shocks also.
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so nascar rear springs it will be as both of mine are broken and i was thinking of getting these shocks http://www.speedwaymotors.com/AFCO-12-S ... 24042.html also was wondering if someone could recommend some spring rates, i want to do some auto crossing and hopefully some drifting any info would be great as i'm baffled with what to do, gotta keep in mind i'm a builder on a budget
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Koni yellow adjustable struts and shocks are available... I am a koni dealer and can get you a great deal on them if your interested.

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i may be interested depending on the deal you can get me, pm me
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pyropete125 wrote:Koni yellow adjustable struts and shocks are available... I am a koni dealer and can get you a great deal on them if your interested.

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Can you give a ballpark estimate for a set?
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