Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - The "Official" Suspension Thread
View Single Post
Old 03-01-2010, 11:16 PM   #48
Focus Fanatic
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 142 Geezer Excellent Standing Member Geezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Shocks don't lower a car, the springs do. Lowering springs are naturally shorter, but they are also stiffer. As a result you also need a shorter and firmer shock to properly dampen them. In summary, to appropriately lower a car you need both springs and shocks that will work together. The best way to assure this is a matched spring and shock kit from a reputable manufacturer. You can buy springs and shocks from separate manufacturers but you need to know what you are doing or get advise from the manufactures as to whether the components will work together.....otherwise it's just a crap-shoot.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote