They will fit but I think your front end will stick up higher than the back. The weight difference between the V6 front and the I4 front is probably enough to make the front "float". The back is probably the same weight.
Hi... I have just bought the H&R lowering springs (on ebay for $50
hehe) . They are for both Cougars V6 and I4 ( in the manual it says Cougar BCV 96KW-125KW). The H&R are 30mm, sorry I am too lazy to get into inches. Here is a link, sorry in german, but it shows that the offered H&R springs are for both Cougars: german D & W Homepage, H&R springs
I also asked Eibach . The springs from Eibach are different. OrderNr. 3586140 is for the I4, 25mm=1inch and 3589140, 30mm for the V6.
On june 11th I will have my H&R lowering springs installed. The PN I have is 29455 VA (front) and 29455 HA (rear).
Check out my Homepage for my cosmetic mods on my four banger Cougar.
Greetings from germany
I think that the only place where you can get springs especially made for the Zetec powered Cougar is in Europe. They are the most popular model there. Engemann, Wolf-Concept and Intec Tuning (aka Stoffler Autotechnik) offers them. I'm pretty sure that H&R, Eibach and Apex offer springs for the Zetec Cougar in Europe as well.
A guy I met on contour.org had a '98 Mystique similar to mine that he installed H&R's on. It was a zetec too. The car looked great and he had no problems with them. He traded the car in on a '02 WRX in April.
I was browsing around the Ford Motorsports website and they have Eibach Springs for the ZX2. Now I know one of the guys on here is a ZX2 owner and maybe he can answer if the ZX2's come in a 6 cyl....and if they are only 4 cyl then why the Eibachs wouldn't fit the Cougar unless the suspension is different??
Hi.. I am totally pissed... Sorry for that language... Yesterday I dropped my car at my Ford Dealer for checking Aircondition and headlights. Well, they checked the headlight but forgot the aircondition. But they made a 45000km service which wasn't wanted by me. They also gave me no call and charged a airfilter that wasn't even exchanged because I have a K&N Filter. Ok, today I gave my car to my local shop for lowering it. When I picked it up only the front springs were exchanged because they weren't able to remove the rear ones. I finally talked my tuning shop which is unfortunately 2 hours away. They gave instructions to the service guy and now they will try it again tomorrow morning. If they wont make it I will drive 2 hours to Stoffler.
I man... my car looks not bad with onyl the front lowered, it looks even. Both gaps between tires and fenders front and rear are now equal. But I want all the springs
So I will try it again tomorrow. More trouble to come... hopefully not
greetings from a disappointed
Marc in germany
PS: I am glad that I found this lowering spring installation HOW TO on our oard. I will print it out and bring it in tomorrow... thanks mransr lowering HOW TO
...Now everything is fine now.. After telling them how to do it the springs are installed now. I have to admit that the handling of the already great Cougar suspension is even better and it's not a hard ride. I really love it. It is a 30mm / 1.2 inch lowering.
Check this pic: My Cougar lowered 30mm / 1.2 inches
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