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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-26-08, 10:13 AM Thread Starter
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Why separate P/N for front struts on Gen 4?

Why does Generation 4 Taurus have a separate strut part number for the right and left side when the Gen 3 cars use the same part for both sides?

This unique left/right strategy is followed by all major manufacturers of struts for the Taurs (plus OEM).

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Re: Why separate P/N for front struts on Gen 4?

The location of the bracket for the brake hose attachment.

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Re: Why separate P/N for front struts on Gen 4?

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The location of the bracket for the brake hose attachment.
So if I want to install Gen 3 front struts on a Gen 4 car, do I need to retrofit Gen 3 brake hoses also?
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