To lower the car, I decided to replace the stock coilover with a kit assembled by Naake Suspension that is designed to fit ’03 to ’04 Mercury Marauders. The kit consists of QA1 450-lb/in springs and coilover shocks. Naake fits the shocks’ lower eyelet with bushings that fit the lower control arm. You can buy single- or double-adjustable shocks. I chose the double-adjustable and installed them two years ago. Admittedly, that was the most expensive route. Other options included cutting the stock springs (free) or buying 1-inch lower springs from Eibach.