Next wave of Motorcraft loaded struts offers fast installation, competitive prices for more vehicles

Nov. 6, 2017
Motorcraft is launching a second wave of loaded struts, providing additional coverage for Ford and Lincoln vehicles.
Motorcraft is launching a second wave of loaded struts, providing additional coverage for Ford and Lincoln vehicles. The new line of struts will allow even more opportunities for shops and technicians that service these vehicles. A big benefit of these OE loaded struts is that they are offered at the same or lower price than major competitors.*
The new wave of loaded struts, made with 98 percent OE components have the spring already in place. This simplifies installation, while providing OE-level quality, fit and performance. “This summer, we were excited to offer the first wave of loaded struts,” said Jana Czopek, Ford North America Underbody Product Manager. “The second rollout more than doubles the number of applications. We’ve heard from shops and technicians who have said how much they appreciate the competitively priced loaded struts. More applications mean they’re getting more of what they’ve been asking for.” The second rollout is available now. New applications include:
  • Taurus (2000-2007)
  • Sable (2000-2005)
  • Explorer/Mountaineer - front (2004-2010)
  • Explorer/Mountaineer - rear (2002-2010)
  • Focus - front (2000-2011)
  • Expedition (2003-2006) - available December 2017
  • Fusion/Milan/MKZ - front (2006-2012)
  • Zephyr - front (2006-2008)

The first rollout was available in August. Those applications included:

  • Mustang (2005-2010)
  • Escape/Mariner (2001-2012)
  • F-150 (2004-2013)
  • Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis (2003-2011)
  • Lincoln Town Car (2003-2011)

Motorcraft continues to offer industry-leading parts. These are the only OE-spec loaded struts available for Ford and Lincoln vehicles. As with all Motorcraft parts, these new loaded struts are covered by the two-year Service Parts Warranty (SPW), which provides unlimited mileage coverage for Ford and Motorcraft parts, including labor** and with no commercial exceptions.
 
Why Motorcraft loaded struts?

  • The only OE-spec loaded strut in the marketplace for Ford and Lincoln applications
  • Priced at or below major competitors*
  • Ready to install out of the box – no adjustments necessary
  • Quick installation with no special tools required
  • 100-percent OE springs manufactured from high-quality steel are calibrated to help restore correct vehicle ride height
  • Complete strut and spring assembly replacement helps achieve original vehicle ride characteristics
  • 100-percent OE shocks/struts with application-specific valving engineered to help restore vehicle’s original ride and handling

Ford-designed testing

  • Coil spring and struts are engineered and tested to demanding Ford specifications
  • Rigorous coil spring testing includes:
  • Fatigue resistance – tested up to 200,000 cycles
  • Surface quality defects must be <100 microns in depth
  • Corrosion – 3,000 hours of salt spray
  • Loaded strut testing includes:
    • Cylinder tube fatigue – 16,000 cycles front; 24,000 rear
    • Valve durability – 1 million cycles
    • Temperature testing – no leakage or structural damage
    • Dust boots pass 40,000 cycles
  • For more information on Motorcraft loaded struts, go to: http://www.fordparts.com/motorcraftloadedstruts.aspx.

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