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Old 02-13-2018, 11:58 PM
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:45 AM
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You might want to contact Moog directly and / or Energy Suspensions. They may be able to assist you.

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Old 02-14-2018, 08:48 AM
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Get the heavier front sway bar for your car if you don't like the "boat on the water" feel of it. It does help.
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Old 02-15-2018, 09:39 PM
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Thanks Leonard:
I did finally find this site which carries Energy Suspension, Daystar, Prothane and Super Pro. The nice thing about this site is that they actually give you dimensions of the dust boots. Very hard to find.
The URL is:
If anyone needs to replace dust boots, I would say this is a good starting point.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:30 AM
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There are no shims needed. Only if you have movement.

Shop Manual 1960 T-Bird:
"..., and install shims as needed to remove fore-and-aft movement, but do not tighten the the retaining bolts.

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Markus, Ford uses shims because these parts are all sheet metal with tolerances and they are never the same between cars or their components. Ford purposely left room for the assembly line workers. If parts are too tight they cannot be assembled and the production line would stop.

The production line only stops for reasons of 'health and safety'. If more than two units are lost during a shift in any department, the Plant Manager demands to know, why.

We recently saw a case here, where one of our members had cracked and broken steel wheels due to sloppy lower arm suspension. This cannot happen.

The shims are VERY important and they must be installed between the front bushing and the mounting crossmember. It is common to find a different shim thickness used on the right and left sides. The engineers designed all Ford cars and trucks to use shims to compensate for variation. At the plant, our welding fixtures also use shims for adjustments. - Dave
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