Jump to content

Custom Search


Welcome to the Ford Fusion Forum


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the Ford Fusion Forum
 
Like most online communities, you must register to create a topic, reply to a topic, post photos and more. Registration is free, simple and takes only a few minutes. 
 
By becoming a member, you'll be able to:
 
• Choose your own social group icon
• Start new topics and reply to posts
• Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
• Create your own profile page and make new friends
• Send personal messages to other members
• Create a photo album and upload your own photos. . more!

 
Choose your Ford Fusion Social Group!
 

Posted Image
 
Click here to register now
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

 Get your Fusion Registered at the official Ford Authorized Registry here!


Photo
- - - - -

2014 lowering springs


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Goneracin

Goneracin

    Advanced Member

  • Fusion Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 149 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:Southington, CT
  • My Fusion:2014
  • Current Vehicle:2014 Ford Fusion SE
  • Social Group: myfusion

Posted 25 December 2016 - 02:55 PM

I cant seem to find a write up anywhere on the internet about how to lower a 2014 fusion. I am interested in either the steeda or eibach springs, mostly for appearance, but also to stiffen the ride up slightly. Can someone point me in the right direction of a set of instructions?

 

Thanks









Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.


#2 OFFLINE   Dandy Laird

Dandy Laird

    New Fusion Member

  • Fusion Member
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • Location:Florida
  • My Fusion:2012
  • Current Vehicle:2012 Ford Fusion Sport
  • Social Group: myfusion

Posted 03 April 2017 - 09:30 AM

If it's anything like my 2012 (which I think/ hope it is) the front is more difficult the the rear.
On the front obviously you take of your wheels
then it really helps if you loosen your abs bracket to make the line a little more movable so you can slide the old assembly out and not have to finesse it out of there so much.
Take the 3 nuts off the strut tower in the engine bay
Then there's about 3 bolts in the suspension that hold the assembly up in the perch. You'll need a 14 mm socket and 16 mm.
Once you get those off tension should release and your whole spring and strut should be able to be removed now. Angling it out from the bottom towards the front bumper I found is easiest for some reason.
(Repeat for each side and reverse for installation)
To install springs on the assembly you'll need to rent a spring compressor tool from advanced for $60. You get all your money back when you return it.
Removal of spring/ install is super easy. There's only one bolt at the top and then the process of compressing/ decompressing the springs. It just takes a little time.
Put everything back together, tighten all bolts and be double sure to check your work. Don't forget to tighten the abs bracket back as well.
So on to the rears!
So you have the car jacked up on the frame a little bit higher than ground height hopefully. Take another jack and put it under the control arm and jack it up until you get the right angle where you can pull the bolt holding the control arm in.
For the rear you'll need Allen keys and the usual 14 and 16 mm sockets.
There are 2 bolts that's need to be removed to bring the control arm down.
Also there's a nut that has to be loosened... this part I can't remember if it had to come off or not, it had an Allen key in the center.
So you have the control arm ready to be moved now.
SLOWLY lower your jack and watch as it lowers your control arm and your spring decompresses.
Now you should have it at an angle you can naturally pull the spring and strut assembly out from the bottom.
Repeat your steps for putting your springs on same as the front.
Put everything back together, again make double sure everything is the same as it was.
Of course I may have missed something, or said something confusing here, and I am by no means an expert or professional but this should give you an idea and set you on the right track. Just take things slow and work smarter not harder.
  • WWWPerfA_ZN0W likes this

#3 OFFLINE   drolds1

drolds1

    Fusion Forum Enthusiast

  • Moderator
  • 2,521 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • My Fusion:Decline
  • Social Group: myfusion

Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:13 PM

It's nothing like your 2012.  Your car has coil over suspension.  The 2013+ has McPherson strut front suspension


  • WWWPerfA_ZN0W likes this

#4 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

WWWPerfA_ZN0W

    Fusion Forum Member

  • Ford Fusion Team
  • 749 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • Location:MidAtlantic
  • My Fusion:2010
  • Current Vehicle:2010 Fusion Sport
  • Social Group: myfusion

Posted 04 April 2017 - 06:36 AM

The strut & spring on 2013+ fronts are relatively simple to take off as an assembly.  Looks like MY2013 was a good year for suspensions at FoMoCo.

Attached Files



#5 OFFLINE   Goneracin

Goneracin

    Advanced Member

  • Fusion Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 149 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:Southington, CT
  • My Fusion:2014
  • Current Vehicle:2014 Ford Fusion SE
  • Social Group: myfusion

Posted 04 April 2017 - 09:21 PM

Thanks for the input everyone. I ordered the Steeda springs, and they are sitting in my garage right now. As soon as I get a bit of free time I will put them in and see how it goes.

 

Thanks again.


  • WWWPerfA_ZN0W likes this

#6 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

WWWPerfA_ZN0W

    Fusion Forum Member

  • Ford Fusion Team
  • 749 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • Location:MidAtlantic
  • My Fusion:2010
  • Current Vehicle:2010 Fusion Sport
  • Social Group: myfusion

Posted 05 April 2017 - 07:22 AM

Looking forward to notes on your install as well as final pics!



#7 OFFLINE   Goneracin

Goneracin

    Advanced Member

  • Fusion Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 149 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:Southington, CT
  • My Fusion:2014
  • Current Vehicle:2014 Ford Fusion SE
  • Social Group: myfusion

Posted 18 April 2017 - 09:45 AM

The install was pretty straight forward. The only thing that differed from Steeda's instructions was the removal of plastic covers over the front bolts for the rear sub frame. The plastic covers hold a lot of road sand in them, so when I removed them it went everywhere. Making it a little difficult for my creeper and painful on the knees. Had I known, I would have taken them off before putting the jack stands in there.

 

I also sprayed half the bolt and washer assemblies for the sub frame with bright spray paint and let it dry before removal. This made it super easy to line back up and the car is straight and true down the road. I will be having the alignment checked in a week or so anyway. 

 

The springs are still settling in a bit, I think it looks great. The ride is slightly stiffer, but still rides great. No more extreeeeeem lean during cornering or braking. Worth every penny in my book.

 

I do have pictures but I cant get them small enough to post up. If someone wants to tell me how, I will get them up as soon as I figure it out.



#8 OFFLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

WWWPerfA_ZN0W

    Fusion Forum Member

  • Ford Fusion Team
  • 749 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • Location:MidAtlantic
  • My Fusion:2010
  • Current Vehicle:2010 Fusion Sport
  • Social Group: myfusion

Posted 18 April 2017 - 10:09 PM

Best way?  Store pics/videos in Photobucket.  Link them back here using the IMG link.  Presto magico!

 



#9 OFFLINE   Goneracin

Goneracin

    Advanced Member

  • Fusion Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 149 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • Location:Southington, CT
  • My Fusion:2014
  • Current Vehicle:2014 Ford Fusion SE
  • Social Group: myfusion

Posted 19 April 2017 - 09:36 AM

This is right before I backed it in the garage for the install

 

Attached File  Before springs small.jpg   186.48KB   0 downloads

 

This is immediatly following the install

 

Attached File  After springs small.jpg   184.43KB   0 downloads

 

 

 






Custom Search






Privacy Policy Terms of Service ·