Recently my spring perch on my drivers rear broke, the car droops in the drivers rear and will scrape over bumps on that wheel, when I have someone lift the fender I can see the perch is almost vertical sideways on the strut body now. I have yet to confirm if the spring has broken as well but last I checked it didn't look like it, having said that I still think it's safe to assume that a failure of the strut in that fashion can't be good for the spring since it appears to almost "twist" the spring at an angle pointing away from the car.
I have only recently realized that aside from the option of coilovers, these cars (at least the UCF10) have terrible suspension options, I'm doing my rears first and just got my KYB's in, but I've been on the fence now about other options in the strut assembly. First off I'm assuming it's highly recommended for me to get new mounts? And KYB seems to be the obvious choice for those for cost and quality.
If I'm going with new springs I'm not sure whether I want to buy OEM, H&R, or Tanabe, OEM seems to be the most costly when considering a whole set of 4, but then again, I wanted to hold off on doing the front suspension work for at least two months, so the OEM has the benefit of me not having to purchase all 4 at once like the lowering springs.
Question regarding OEM when I looked up part #'s
Are the first 2 PN's listed here interchangeable? Any benefit from the 92-94's? Are they stiffer? Also does anyone have any experience with these "rough road package" springs?
I'm hoping I won't need new bumpers because I want to give the stealer as less of my money as I can and I can't find anywhere on the internet that sells these OE parts other than the dealers (I know the pricing is fair, but Sewell and others shipping costs to Canada are absurd.)
What's every ones opinion on re-using the insulators/boots? I don't even understand how there can be two of them on the rear struts.