Thanks to Paul Nimz
FWIW the OEM supplier of the SARC struts is Sachs and the price of
their struts is near what Ford wants now. Use to be they were in the
SARC cars are very hard to tell if the shocks are bad unless there are
visible signs of leakage. With the motor off the shocks are in a "hard
state" and you can not bounce the car. When the car is idling they go into
a "soft state" being a lot easier to bounce due to the valves being
OEM replacements are not cheap. There was talk of after-market non-SARC shocks but I don't think anyone came up with some good alternatives.
Here's the OEM part numbers and price from Ford Parts Network....
AM-910-G Genuine Ford RH front strut $ 129.99
AM-911-G Genuine Ford LH front strut $ 129.99
AM-912-G Genuine Ford RH rear shock $ 118.99
AM-913-G Genuine Ford LH rear shock $ 118.99