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2014 expy front Strut Replacement help.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Ron1978, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. Ron1978

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    Is this a straight forward replacement, and extra steps I need to know before I start. I ordered the KYB complete from struts $328
    Shipped from Rockauto. They will be here soon. Any advice will help. It does not have air ride or lvl system
     
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    It wasn’t hard at all to swap out. Loosen sway bar on the side your working on, take off upper control arm joint, take off steering arm joint and remove the Abs and brake line holders. Then take off top 3 nuts and 2 lower nuts and push down on lower arm and remove strut. Go backwards and reinstall it all. Easy work. About 3 hrs with hand tools. The front will ride higher till springs set in.

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    With it sitting on the ground, how much compressibility do you have in the front springs? When I used KYBs on my Gen2, I only had about an inch of compressibility and they were bottoming out all the time. I think the springs were too soft. I went back to the stock Motorcraft units and the ride is back to new, with the correct ride height. How many spring coils do you count from the strut base to the top mount?
     
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    Looks like 9

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    We took a 2 hr drive on interstate and no issues at all, feels so much more stable.
    Now I need to replace rear and it’ll feel new.96k miles on it now
     

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