Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - How hard is it to install a set of lowering springs?
View Single Post
Old 10-10-2012, 07:39 PM   #6
Focus Addict
Zillon's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 17393
Location: Philthadelphia, PA
What I Drive: '13 JCW GP

Posts: 1,388
Points 2,504, Level 30
Points: 2,504, Level: 30 Points: 2,504, Level: 30 Points: 2,504, Level: 30
Level Up 36% Completed
Level up: 36% Level up: 36% Level up: 36%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 27 Zillon Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (3)
Invest in one of THESE, and a big deadblow hammer (don't use a solid hammer or mallet) and the job will go much smoother.

I've done spring and suspension installs on a variety of vehicles, and the Mk3 Focus is definitely not the toughest job I've done. It just requires some attention to proper procedure.

Regardless, a spring install is not a job that I would recommend to the novice mechanic. Torque specs are critical, and you're dealing with components that, if installed incorrectly, can kill or injure yourself and others. Just keep that in mind.
Joined the dark side.
Zillon is offline  
    Reply With Quote