So I was given and 1995 Escort and it’s great. Nimble, peppy, seats 5 and great on gas. My TCO will never be this low ever again on a car methinks! So it handled very ill when I got it, especially noticeable in gravel and over bumps. It would dance around in the gravel and over bumps it would bump steer and then correct. I knew the alignment and shocks were bad. After a quick inspection I found a bad drivers rear shock, and both rear springs were broken giving me about 1- 1.5 inches more drop than stock. The fronts were leaking and over the course of a few months it was po-going really bad. Being cheap and liking a stiff ride I decided to gamble on eBay and found the Loteks for under $300 shipped to Canada. Typically just a pair of shocks only is about $120 on sale here so I was great deal all around. Installation was fine, a little tight in the rear so I had to preload them a bit while my son helped push down the hubs to get them in. They ride stiffer (anything would compared to blown shocks) and definitely offer much more control. Stiffer but not so much that it bothers me, it’s still smooth and soft enough to make gravel or small bumps fine, a Texas gate might be uncomfortable but the average train tracks are still fine. No one complains of the ride so I would say they are a great street spring rate. Street cornering is much much better with much less lean, the same with brake dive. It feels so much more composed on the highway compared to its floaty old self. Long term I can’t say if the springs will sag or seals will leak as it’s only been a few months. We will see how they survive Canadian winter. I had about 14.25-14.5 fender to hub in the front and now I have about 12.5-13, so roughly a 1.5”-2” drop.