For those looking for a very high quality adjustable suspension, the KW Suspensions coilover kits for the Mazda6 are a direct bolt in. I also know that Eibach is working on springs and anti-roll bars for the Fusion.
Well....I should be used to my bad luck with Ford vehicles by now (it's all I've ever owned) but it still sucks knowing that something goes bad on a brand new car. Brand new Fusion SEL fully loaded....I put 300 miles on the car....my left front strut is blown. Oh well....I work for Ford so I have learned to not get too excited about these things....but like I said....it still sucks.
I actually just had it replaced at work right before I wrote this. It is a whole different car now. I loved it to start with but now I love it even more. Can't wait to mod it.
The Fusion spring rates are actually lighter than the Mazda 6 (and the Zephyr, which is even heavier has even lower rates). They do have a higher load rating though.
But you're right, the weight will cause the car to sit lower than a Mazda 6 on the same aftermarket springs. It will also result in a lower ride frequency, so the Fusion on the same springs will feel more floaty.
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