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  1. #31
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    definitely would like to drop that front down... I can't believe that it would be that high after 20 years and not sag down.

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    Yeah Iíve never seen one sit that high even with the engine out. Thatís no doubt a ford sticker but with them changing part numbers on every part every week it seems and even dealerships seeming to have no clue about Marauders Iíd have to think those are way too high of a spring rate or wrong year part? Are you the original owner?

    I did notice your rear is lowered to around where mine sat. I remember when I cut a full coil off my front springs I lowered my rear way too far I noticed the front start to raise a tad. I raised it back up to about where yours is at and the front settled to just kissing the tire tread after a couple of days of driving. But yours seems just way off the charts high even for new springs?


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    What size are the tires in the front? What kind of shocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by justbob View Post
    Yeah Iíve never seen one sit that high even with the engine out. Thatís no doubt a ford sticker but with them changing part numbers on every part every week it seems and even dealerships seeming to have no clue about Marauders Iíd have to think those are way too high of a spring rate or wrong year part? Are you the original owner?

    I did notice your rear is lowered to around where mine sat. I remember when I cut a full coil off my front springs I lowered my rear way too far I noticed the front start to raise a tad. I raised it back up to about where yours is at and the front settled to just kissing the tire tread after a couple of days of driving. But yours seems just way off the charts high even for new springs?


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    According to rockauto reverse lookup, putting that part number in comes up with the marauder. As far as I can tell nothing was ever replaced in the prevoius 100k other than oil and brakes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverPhoenix View Post
    What size are the tires in the front? What kind of shocks?
    stock size... 235/50 18, shocks are all original as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by svtmerc View Post
    According to rockauto reverse lookup, putting that part number in comes up with the marauder. As far as I can tell nothing was ever replaced in the prevoius 100k other than oil and brakes.


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    I may be mistaken but I believe 3W73-5310-BA corresponds with the OEM Crown Victoria Police Interceptor heavy-duty front coil springs, which were the tallest coil springs Ford made for the Panther platform. I believe the OEM Marauder part number is: 3W1Z-5310-AA, which is now obsolete, which were the shortest coil springs Ford made, hence the "rake". Many aftermarket companies and even dealers are installing the CV and GMQ front coil springs since the newest part lists don't make the differentiation. This means we have to either cut 1.5" inches off the coil springs or go with a product like ADTR's Ridetech front coilovers to get the OEM height again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by svtmerc View Post
    For those whom have restored any interrior pieces, what is recommended to restore the OEM color?

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    There have been a few owners that have had success with SEM Graphite 15303

    These threads may help you:

    https://www.mercurymarauder.net/foru...tinued-(/page2

    https://www.mercurymarauder.net/foru...Paint-Trim-Fix

    https://www.mercurymarauder.net/foru...INTERIOR-PAINT


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    CHECK OUT THE BIG BRAIN ON Ambitious1! You a smart mother******!

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    Thanks for the info!

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    Good thing I picked up those used Town Car bags....

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    Heads up, you can get new Arnott bags. I've been running them in mine including heavy track use since March with no issues. Having new rubber that doesn't have 19 years of set in it's shape is great peace of mind. A2220 is what I have, it's "Limo spec" with an aluminum base instead of the plastic one. Ride quality remains soft and cushiony. You should also post a picture of where your sensor attaches to the watts link, someone could have moved that in the past to give you that squat.

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