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Convert Your Air Suspension To A Coil Spring Suspension. End Your Air Suspension Problems Forever...
Strutmasters 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Rear Air Spring To Coil Spring Conversion Kit With Rear Shocks And Mounts is the perfect solution to your air suspension problems. Designed to be very affordable, you can convert your air suspension to use standard shocks/struts and coil springs for less than the price of replacing one air strut.
Conversion Kit Features
- Saves Money
- All New Components
- Rides Great
- More Reliable Than Air Suspensions
- No Modifications Required To Install
- Easy To Install
- Premium Springs
Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes
- 2 Rear Shocks
- 2 Rear Springs
- New Mounts
- All Necessary Hardware
- Detailed Instructions
This Conversion Kit Fits
1993 Lincoln Mark VIII, 1994 Lincoln Mark VIII, 1995 Lincoln Mark VIII, 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII, 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII, 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII
- For best results we recommend the 4 wheel conversion.
The 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII is built with the following rear suspension components:
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Air Springs (x2) - commonly referred to as air bags, a plastic and rubber bag that is fitted on top of the strut that uses pressurized air as a cushion instead of a metal coil spring to hold a vehicle off of the ground and off of its wheels. These are the number one cause of all air suspension leaks. All air springs all go bad at about the same rate. If one is leaking, the others will not be far behind. For a proper repair, all of them need to be replaced at the same time.
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Shock Absorbers (x2) - these control the wheel-to-ground contact for the rear of the vehicle.
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Height Sensors (x2) - a linkage located near each wheel of a vehicle with any electronic suspension that, either mechanically or electronically, constantly measures the height of the vehicle, and reports this information back to the control module so that the computer can identify if changes in height need to be adjusted accordingly. The ride height sensor is a moving part, and like all moving parts, they will eventually wear out.
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Air Lines- tubes that run from a compressor to the air which carry pressurized air to the air bags in order to adjust the height of the vehicle, respectively.
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Solenoids (x2) - usually L-shaped, these plastic components connect the electrical connection and lines of suspension components to the suspension control module on vehicles with active suspension. The solenoid regulates the air pressure for each air spring. Solenoids start to leak as they wear out causing the vehicle to sag or to lean. This will cause the ride height sensor to send a signal to activate the compressor in an attempt to inflate the air suspension and level out the vehicle. This excessive work load will eventually lead to total failure of the compressor.
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Compressor Assembly- creates/sends pressurized to active suspension components. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor/pump starts working harder to try to keep the system inflated. By the time air suspension leaks down completely, sitting the vehicle on its tires, the compressor will either have failed or be well on its way to full failure. Buying replacement struts and taking the time to install them only to find out the compressor still needs to be replaced can be very frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive.
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Dryer- prevents moisture build-up inside of air suspension parts.
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII Suspension Control Module- a computer which is responsible for the operations of the air suspension system and maintaining the vehicle's correct ride height.
1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII O-rings- Although they are the least expensive parts of the air suspension, they are responsible for maintaining the seal where all of the air lines connect. Be sure to replace the O-rings when repairing any air suspension system.
Suspension Failure Signs
If the 1993-1998 Lincoln Mark VIII is unable to maintain its proper ride height, it may have a failed or leaking air suspension system. Early detection of a bad suspension is critical to avoiding total failure. Look for a sudden height variance between different sides of the vehicle. Typically the rear end will sag while the front end will remain inflated. There may be a shifting lean from one side to the other. The Mark VIII may look like it's ‚Äúsquatting down‚Äù too low to the ground. Height imbalances such as these will wear out the air compressor if they are not fixed promptly. If the air compressor has already ceased working or is running too often, suspension failure is advanced. A suspension warning light on the instrument cluster is another indicator the suspension system is failing.
OEM Replacement Cost
SOME PARTS DISCONTINUED!
Aftermarket Replacement Cost
'+ Rear Air Springs ($120/air spring)
+ Compressor Assembly w/ Dryer ($220)
+ Rear Shocks ($145/shock)
= Over $700 (but that doesn't include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
Strutmasters' air to non-air suspension conversion kit saves Lincoln Mark VIII owners time, frustration, and money when the air suspension system goes bad. The kit is an affordable direct replacement solution that eliminates the air ride's faulty dependence on complicated electrical components. The kit, made in the USA, comes complete with two coil springs, two OE-Style replacement rear shocks, and mounts with hardware. The kit is a direct replacement, so no modifications are needed before it's installed. Detailed instructions and online installation videos provide precise directions that help most customers get the kit installed in about one hour per wheel. ASE certified experts are available to provide extra assistance if it's needed. The quality parts are backed by Strutmasters' 1-year warranty, which gives customers peace of mind. But the low price of the kit is what typically seals the deal for most Mark VIII owners. The kit costs considerably less money than dealership direct replacement and individual part replacement.