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Old 03-01-2011, 11:06 AM   #31
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[quote author=Barchetta link=topic=171914.msg3948066#msg3948066 date=1298945312]
I've always been afraid to use a floor jack directly on that lip area the manual shows, so I cut a piece of treated 2x4, and cross-grain sawed out an area for the lip to sit into. I've changed a couple of sets of tires like this; so far so good, although the wood does creak sometimes. :shock:



So you jack up both sides of the front on this lip with 2 floor jacks, no problem?
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Dude, words can not describe how thankful I am you wrote this up. It helps mechanical morons like me learn better before I destroy a few parts. I will for sure have this open next week when I finally swap out my suspension. But again thanks a million for doing this :P
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Dude, words can not describe how thankful I am you wrote this up. It helps mechanical morons like me learn better before I destroy a few parts. I will for sure have this open next week when I finally swap out my suspension. But again thanks a million for doing this :P
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Thanks for the kind words guys. I'm happy to help out anyway I can.
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Hi everyone, new here. I found the site looking for springs for my 2010 Fusion Sport. I must say I love this car but have to get rid of some of the gap. I decided on the Eibach 1.6" pro springs.

This write is perfect, it will make the job alot easier. I just have a couple questions.

What are the torque specs for everything? I can't seem to find it anywhere. And where anybody's alignments off, if so do I need eccentric bolts or is the car pretty adjustable from the factory?

Thanks again for everything, this is a great forum.
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Not sure about torque specs, I just tightened them pretty darn tight with a 1/2 in. drive. You will not need further camber adjustment. The rear's are adjustable from the factory, and the front's aren't affected much since we have double wishbone's in the front.
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Torque specs are like Adam said, Tight.

The fronts are only adjustable with a set of adjustable ball joints, I just sent mine in for an alignment after a drop and its only at a -1.1 degree camber in the front so not at all bad and my Teins dropped the car by about 2" so your 1.6" will keep it even closer in alignment anyways.
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Front Suspension



Rear Suspension




These specs were for a 2007 Mercury Milan. Not sure if they apply to the 2010's.
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:51 PM   #39
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Thank you for that that is exactly what I needed to find.
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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone here. Installed the springs on Wednesday, went smooth. Man the spring compressor business is a butt kicker, I was worn out just from that. Guess as I was doing it every muscle in my body was tense and my nerves were shot but it was easy and I enjoyed it.

The car sits perfectly now, the way it should look and the ride is great.

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