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anyone know a good strut to upgrade too when the time comes to change my struts on my 95 escort LX?
i would like to keep the cost a little more than a OEM replacement, but i would like a more softer lush or luxurious ride for strictly everyday street driving??? not racing or anything of that sort
any ideas on models of struts with idea of cost would be great
thanks!!!!
 

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its made by tociko(if you don't know this brand...i dunno...) and its being put in ford zx2's(s/r models)...anyway it will fit your car it ranges from 2nd gen to 3rd gen escorts and zx2's...also it may or may not be labelled ford motorsport/motorcraft or tociko s/r....
 

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S/R??

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thanks for the feedback!
these ones that you guys suggest..whats the ride like on them??
i'm not into modding my car as much as you guys are...
what does the S/R? stand for??
also, if i didnt want to go that all out..what would be the next step down price wise???
thanks guys!
 

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really dunno what s/r means but far as i know its something like a limited/special edition cars or something like that.....anyway the ride is nice better that the one on your scort right now...and if you are going down next will be gabriel or motorcraft.....(my opinion).....
 

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you could give the KYB GR-2's a shot. i have them installed on my 2nd Gen GT and they give me the best of both worlds i think. my car rides nice and smooth but if called upon they don't mind taking a few corners.
 

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kikoy said:
gr-2's are the next thing up..
Agreed. Slightly stiffer than OEM.

A soft shock will not give you a smooth ride.. it'll give you a bouncy ride. The S/R tokicos are really meant for lowered cars since the fronts have a 15mm shorter than stock piston.

I think the GR-2s are best for what you're wanting and they're still priced reasonably.

Before you have them installed, have your rear springs checked (or inspect them yourself) for cracks or breaks. The OEM rear springs have a rubber sleeve over a portion and moisture can get stuck between the rubber and the spring. I've had 3 broken rear OEM springs on my scort before I upgraded to some H&Rs.
 

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s/r = street racer

as for using the tokico's for something other then performance I wouldnt suggest it...
also the qaulity of these strut's aren't there..after a few month's they will start to leak fluid. Mine did this after around 20k and very noticiable around 45k.
I still have them on the car. :( oh well stock suspension, can't last forever :p
 

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as for using the tokico's for something other then performance I wouldnt suggest it...
also the qaulity of these strut's aren't there..after a few month's they will start to leak fluid. Mine did this after around 20k and very noticiable around 45k.
Inis, did you install the blue tokicos or the black S/R tokicos?
 

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inis said:
as for using the tokico's for something other then performance I wouldnt suggest it...
also the qaulity of these strut's aren't there..after a few month's they will start to leak fluid. Mine did this after around 20k and very noticiable around 45k.
Inis, did you install the blue tokicos or the black S/R tokicos?
I choose option 3: came stock on car (s/r tokico's) :p
 
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