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1992-2002 Ford Crown Victoria

Get to Know the 1992-2002 Ford Crown Victoria

The 1992-2002 Ford Crown Victoria is one of the most widely recognizable vehicles in the history of the automobile. Known all over the U.S. for their contracts with almost every single law enforcement agency in the country, the site of one of these bad boys will make any driver think twice! Considering all of the gear packed into patrol cars, Crown Vics with air systems fail very quickly. That’s why we here at Strutmasters have experience installing our rear air suspension conversion kits on federal agency vehicles. When purchasing our conversion kit for your Crown Vic, please call and request that we upgrade your shocks to Monroe Gas Magnum shocks for in the rear of the car. The Crown Vics respond much better to faster cornering with these shocks on the rear. This is a must if you have a police cruiser due to the weight!

What Suspension Components Do the 1992-2002 Ford Crown Victoria Have?

ford-crown-vic-2007The 1992-2011 Ford Crown Victoria has 2 coil springs and two gas shocks in the front, and 2 air springs and gas shocks in the rear of the vehicle. Both the coil springs and the air springs control the vehicle’s height while the 4 shocks control the vehicle’s ride comfort and tire-to-ground contact. The amount of air an air spring has is dependent upon 2 level-sensors on the axle, which, when altered by extra or less weight, sends a signal to the suspension control module. The rubber air springs are designed to automatically adjust their internal pressure (the more air in a spring, the taller the vehicle will become) based on the readings from the level-sensors. The level-sensors then sends a signal to the suspension control module. From there, the module sends a signal to the air compressor, which in turn pushes air through air lines into the top of the air springs via a solenoid until the vehicle is back at the desired ride height. This costly air suspension system can be more easily replaced by many of our Strutmasters conversion kits.

Air Bag to Coil Spring Conversion

The air bags in these cars are usually the first part of the air suspension to fail, and this will cause your other air parts to fail, sticking you with a bigger bill than just replacing an air spring or two. Long exposure of rubber to environments that have extreme heat, precipitation or condensation under below-freezing temperatures will inevitably cause dry-rot or punctures somewhere along the air lines or, more likely, in the air springs. The problem with this is that this runs the air compressor constantly.

This will kill the compressor as it works on overdrive in an attempt to push out more air than is escaping from the holes in the bags. If you notice your battery or alternator dying, this could be a great early warning sign that your compressor is constantly running while your vehicle is turned off, draining your vehicle’s power supply. Our conversion kit will replace those air springs with variable-rate steel Eibach coil springs that are guaranteed to keep the rear of your Ford Crown Victoria riding level, and replace the shocks with ours to recreate that smooth ride. No modification of the chassis required, a simple swap of springs to springs and shocks to shocks will save your battery, your ride, your suspension, and save you from dealing with this continual headache.

Why is the coil spring suspension better than air suspension for my Ford Crown Victoria?

So you may be asking yourself something along the lines of “I already liked my ride with the air suspension before, why should I buy a new product that may or may not give me the same ride quality I am used to?” Well it’s simple: if you drive the car, and you find it comfortable, and you are in the driver’s seat, then it stands to reason the comfort comes from the front suspension. The original suspension in the front of a Crown Vic consists of coil springs and shocks. Just like what we offer to install on the rear of your vehicle! There are many reasons why you should purchase a Strutmasters conversion kit:

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Coil Spring vs Air Suspension

Why is the coil spring suspension better than air suspension for my Ford Crown Victoria?

There are many factors as to why you should specifically purchase a new Strutmasters conversion kit to replace your worn-out air suspension:

  • Buy the best, buy the original. We invented the conversion kit!
  • While the original air springs may have lasted a long time, the replacements won’t be the same as the originals; don’t expect the same quality!
  • Our conversion kits use cold-wound steel Eibach springs and are backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty! Try asking the dealer if your failed air system is covered by a warranty!
  • Your entire air system will most likely need to be replaced, leaving you with a bill for over $2,000 in parts for OE replacements!
  • Get rid of having to deal with the same failing parts every few years, and fix your suspension with our simple-to-install springs and new replacement shocks starting at only $219!
  • Need this kit for a police cruiser with extra-large jacks and weapons? Ask about our load-leveling conversion kit complete with an Air-Lift 1000 kit made specifically to fit inside of our springs to give you an extra 1,000 lbs. of load-carrying capacity!
  • Our struts and shocks have the best dampening of any kit on the market!
  • We offer Monroe Gas Magnum shocks for this vehicle for optimum comfort and performance! Please call and ask that we include these in your order, today!