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Convert Your Air Suspension To A Coil Spring Suspension. End Your Air Suspension Problems Forever...1997-2002 4WD Ford Expedition Air To Coil Spring Conversion Kit With Front Shocks 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
- Returns Vehicle To Factory Ride Height
- Front Coil Over Shocks, Ensure Safe Handling, And Reduce Front Tire And Suspension Component Wear
- More Reliable Than Air Suspensions
- No Modifications Required To Install
- Easy To Install
- Premium Springs
Air Suspension Conversion Kit Includes
- 2 Front Coil Over Shocks
- 2 Rear Springs
- All Necessary Hardware
- Detailed Instructions Including Light Fix Instructions
This Conversion Kit Fits1997 Ford Expedition 4WD, 1998 Ford Expedition 4WD, 1999 Ford Expedition 4WD, 2000 Ford Expedition 4WD, 2001 Ford Expedition 4WD, 2002 Ford Expedition 4WD
The 1997-2002 Ford Expedition 4WD is built with the following suspension components:
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 4WD 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.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 4WD Coil Springs (x2)- Coil springs hold the vehicle up but be careful, they are rated for and designed to work with the rest of the suspension system, so when you change air shocks to passive shocks, then you will need a different rated coil spring that works well with the new type of shocks.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 4WD Rear Gas Shocks (x2)- a type of shock absorber; has metal tubing filled with gas-charged hydraulic fluid that is connected to the wheel of a vehicle in order to reduce the effects of vertical travel on a rough surface which controls the bounciness, and therefore comfort, of a vehicle.; the air spring assembled on top of the strut is commonly referred to as an air strut.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 4WD Air Lines- tubes that run from a compressor (air suspension) to the air struts which carry pressurized air to the air bags components in order to adjust the height of the vehicle, respectively.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 4WD Solenoids (x4)- This vehicle is equipped with 4 solenoids. These plastic components connect the electrical connection and lines of suspension components to the suspension control module. The solenoids are responsible for regulating the air pressure in each air spring or air shock. Solenoids are a small piece of the suspension system but they play a big role in how well it functions. If a solenoid is not working properly, it will cause the vehicle to be unlevel and, in turn, cause the compressor to burn out.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 4WD Compressor- This vehicle is equipped with one air suspension compressor. The compressor is responsible for pumping up the air springs and shocks. When the air suspension starts leaking, the compressor is forced to run continuously to try and keep the air springs inflated. After a couple of days of running non-stop, the compressor will burn itself out. Replacing the compressor is a timely and expensive project to undertake.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 4WD Dryer Assembly- This vehicle is equipped with a dryer assembly. The dryer assembly is responsible for getting moisture out of the air lines. Once the air suspension parts start to leak, moisture will build up throughout the air system. Moisture damages the air suspension components from the inside out. The dryer must be replaced whenever the compressor is replaced to prevent further damage.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 4WD Suspension Control Module- This vehicle is equipped with a suspension control module. This module is the brain of the suspension system and it reads all of the signals that are being sent by the height sensors and determines if the vehicle needs to be raised or lowered.
1997-2002 Ford Expedition 4WD 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
You would hate to walk outside one morning only to see your 1997-2002 Ford Expedition looks like it‚Äôs been slammed down to the ground. Before the suspension experiences total failure, you should check for signs of a leaking or bad air suspension. The most common sign of suspension failure is a suddenly noticeable difference in the height of the front vs the rear end of the Expedition. Usually, the rear will sag but the front will remain inflated, making the Expedition look like it is squatting down. If you have an illuminated warning light or message on the instrument console, a failed suspension is likely. Another symptom to look for is a non-working air suspension compressor (alternatively, it may be running too long. That would be longer than 15-20 seconds at a time). Your rear air springs will need replacement if you see visible cracks. You have options, but you will need to get these things fixed ASAP.
OEM Replacement Cost
+ Front Air Springs ($837/air spring)
+ Rear Shocks ($253/air shock)
+ Coil Spring ($189)
+ Compressor and Dryer Assembly ($270)
= TOTAL: Over $2,820 (and that doesnt even include replacing electronic components that are known to fail such as the height sensors).
You have an affordable and high-quality option beside direct replacement of the faulty air suspension system at the Ford dealership. We are The Suspension Experts, so we know our stuff. We created a suspension conversion kit that gets rid of dependence on a wide variety of assorted parts functioning properly and in sync. Our kit is a direct replacement, no modifications are needed. The kit includes two front coilover shocks and two rear springs. The kit is the only one on the market to include high-quality springs. The kit is installed easily, in about one hour per wheel. It was created with our DIYers in mind. It saves you time and frustration, but our customers love that it saves them a ton of money. Lets look closer at the difference between the cost of choosing an air vs non-air suspension system. On this page we compare three prices: that of air suspension system repair at the Ford dealership, that of installing individual aftermarket air suspension parts yourself, and that of getting rid of the faulty air ride headache and installing a brand new Strutmasters suspension conversion kit. Join our happy customers who are happy they chose that final option. Your wallet will thank you.