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I have a bad rear strut (ie. car almost sits on the wheel when its cold out) so i am planning on replacing it before winter hits real bad. I'm just going to replace all four while i'm at it. What do you reccomend for better handling with just replacing the struts? Thanks.
 

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If the ride height is altered then you've got a broken spring. The rear springs on the escort are notorious for breaking.

I'd reccomend the Eibach or H&Rs over Tokico S/Rs if you want a sportscar like ride and handling.

I'd reccomend new stock springs over KYB GR-2s for a slight upgrade to stock.
 

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You got a Broken Rear spring for sure (it's a really common thing with stock escorts)
 

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I guess i'll be replacing the spring then too. Any springs that you reccomend allthough i'll probably just change the back springs. So is it just when it's cold that the strut cant support it because it started last winter and i never got around to fixing it and it was fine this summer, just when its cold it goes out completely.
 

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OK, i believe i'm going to go with the S/R struts, but should i just go OEM with the rear springs? I'm only doing the rear springs, so no lowering springs.
 

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I still say go with a set of lowering springs. It'll level out the car instead of the typical ass-end-high setup that they all are stock.
 

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I'm just going to replace the broken spring with an oem now, because driving is like an airplane in turbelence, it bounces around so much. Then when i get the money, i'll put in some S/Rs and some springs. Thanks.
 
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