08-10-2008, 11:15 AM
ok so i just got my wheel bearing fixed last sunday...it was driving fine and there was no more noise...but afew days ago i would here a loud popping nois when i would go to turn...so i took it to the place were i got it fixed and they said that now i need new springs and struts[?|] they said that it would be $500+ to fix it[?|] [?|] [?|] [?|] [?|] [?|] [?|] so should i bend over and take it or should i just go out and buy a lowering kit or coilovers and replace the whole suspension?
08-10-2008, 11:47 AM
i would just buy a suspension package. way better than oem.
08-10-2008, 11:56 AM
yep...i think i found one.http://www.performancecenter.com/complete-suspension-kit/eibach-pro-system-springs-and-dampers-suspension-upgrade-kit
Is this a good one...I have herd nothing but good things about Eibach...is that a good drop?...never bought a suspension kit befor so sorry about the Q's...last one...is it easy to install?
08-10-2008, 12:48 PM
that is a rip off for that kit. if u can find it saleen has one that also includes the front and rear sway bars. i think they are easy to install but it also depends on if ur mechanically inclined or not. remember if u are putting in shocks and struts to use a spring compression tool.
08-10-2008, 01:30 PM
call mike at hilbish ford, he has some really good suspension kits for sale!
08-10-2008, 03:17 PM
Ok i'll check it out...if anyone can tell me what they have that is a resonable price (nothing over $600).that would be great...what is mike's screen name?
08-10-2008, 03:23 PM
A popping noise when turning should not be a spring or strut problem unless a spring is broken or something awfully weird. Two things come to mind that could be the real problem.
One is a CV joint.
The second and more likely is the top strut bearings. If these are worn out they will pop like a mofo and chances are the shop knows this is what it is. The only problem is you must remove the strut and disassemble it to replace them so they are saying Oh you just need whole new assemblies. Classic Ford jacking with you again. I would bet money on this being the real problem.
08-10-2008, 03:25 PM
Oh and BTW new ones will run you around 30 bucks each from Rockauto.com. And if you do this install I would suggest new ones anyway.
08-10-2008, 03:38 PM
thank you...I went to NTB btw not ford...so what you are saying is im better off replacing the whole thing anyway?....I found this...https://ssl.perfora.net/massivespeedsystem.com/sess/utn;jsessionid=15489f41213ef8a/shopdata/index.shopscript...not getting the eibach any more.
08-10-2008, 03:40 PM
Well really with all the labor involved in getting at the strut bearings yeah its probably going to be better off to upgrade anyway.
That link is a link to massive's main website lol. Are you looking at the Saleen kit?
08-10-2008, 04:21 PM
yea...sorry go to product list and type in suspension kit...scroll daown and you should find it....no pic but this is how much it is.
Saleen Racecraft/Eibach Complete Kit
Order no.: MCSS'9933
Our price: $ 499.00
On top of cool looks and decent performance, the Saleen Focus of 04-05 had one of the most neutral suspension setups of any performance Focus. Tossable, still pleasant to drive and able to cut corners like a knife, the Racecraft suspension was the cars strongest point.
Massive is pleased to have been selected to release these kits to the public, formerly only available on the vehicles straight from Saleen. The dampers and sway bars in this kit are SPEC Focus Legal!!! The precisely tuned kit consists of special Eibach Pro Damper shocks and struts, custom progressive high rate Racecraft Springs, 22 mm front and 25mm rear Racecraft (by Eibach) sway bars and all neccesary hardware and urethane bushings. Drop averages 1.5 Inches.
The best part - we have been authorized to clear out all remaining stock... That means you'll get a complete suspension kit for a mere fraction of the cost of any currently available. But dont wait too long - just the like the limited edition Saleen Focus, power is truly in the hands of the few, as there is a limited number of these kits available.
08-10-2008, 04:31 PM
Yeah its a fine kit from what I hear. The only thing I would be wary of though is the front swaybar bushings. The swaybars and bushings are made by Eibach for this kit. I had the Eibach swaybar set on my car and had lots of problems with the front swaybar bushings being the wrong size. The left one especially was way too big for the bar itself and allowed lots of play resulting in a loud clunking sound over almost every bump. The rear bar fit perfect but I ended up replacing the Eibach front bar with an H&R 24mm swaybar and their bushings. Fit perfectly with no thunking. Another focus member here told me he has had the same problem and Eibach just can't seem to send him a bushing that is correct.
So thats my only complaint about Eibach. Other than that I have heard that people absolutely love this kit and it really is an awesome deal. The people that do have it as far as I know have not had this bushing problem so maybe it comes with bushings made by a different company.
08-10-2008, 05:02 PM
yea more than likely i wont use the front sway bar...oversteer is better than understeer IMO...but i'll use it for a little while to see if i like it...so im going to try to get it either tommorrow or Tuseday....does anyone have any pics of there car with this set up?...befor and affter if you have it.
08-10-2008, 05:43 PM
uh in a FWD car snap-oversteer is quite common with a big bar in back and small in front and can be quite dangerous. Be sure to get used to it and learn how it reacts under all circumstances after you install it.
08-10-2008, 09:53 PM
oh yea...i will drive careful when i install it because of the ride difference.