Does it matter which way you install rear shocks?

As a general rule with all Bilstein shocks, you should pay attention to the label. Bilstein tech advises that you should always mount your shocks so that the Bilstein logo is right-side up.

Do you need an alignment after installing rear shocks?

In general, you don’t need an alignment done after replacing shocks on a vehicle with the older style front suspension typically found on rear wheel drive vehicles. Replacing those shocks has nothing to do with the alignment whatsoever unless the spring has lost some of it’s tension.

Does a 2012 Ford Focus have struts or shocks?

A 2012 Focus shock absorbers hold the weight of the vehicle over the wheels, and generally keep things stable on the road.

Does a 2010 Ford Focus have shocks or struts?

Ford Focus 2010, Excel-G™ Twin-Tube Shock Absorbers and Struts by KYB®.

Can you install rear shocks upside down?

The difference is that a mono-tube shock absorber can be mounted upside down or right side up and it will work either way. *NOTE A conventional two-tube shock absorber must be mounted somewhat vertically. * A mono-tube shock absorber improves unsprung mass when mounted upside down.

Should I replace front and rear shocks at the same time?

Shocks and struts should always be replaced in pairs (front axle or rear axle), and it’s even better to replace the shocks/struts on all four wheels at one time. This helps maintain reliable handling and a consistent response on both sides of the vehicle.

What do new rear shocks do?

Shocks and struts help stabilize your vehicle’s movements, enhancing control when you turn, brake, accelerate or encounter uneven road surfaces. Both help to stabilize the vehicle and keep the tires in contact with the pavement. Without shocks, your vehicle would bounce down the road.

How much are struts on a 2012 Ford Focus?

2012 Ford Focus Shock/Strut – Rear – from $34.99+ |