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thisisbenji 10-26-2012 09:40 AM

2012 Focus SE Suspension
Hey all,

I'm looking into lowering my car, the only thing is I do plan on doing some autox with it so I want to make sure I lower it right.

Anyways what do you guys think the best bang for my buck setup would be?

I was thinking some combination of front and rear sway bars plus coilovers. Yet, I wouldn't be opposed to going the springs plus dampers route instead of coils.


thisisbenji 10-30-2012 08:46 PM

I forgot to mention in my first post that I plan on doing the STF class.

Also I was looking at the different coilover options and was wondering if I would be okay doing one of these.

H&R Coil-over

ST Coil-over

I'd rather go with the STs as they are cheaper, that is unless the H&Rs are substantially better.

wrc_fan 10-31-2012 07:23 AM

My first recommendation is finding out how your car runs stock, first.

If you can't leave it alone :P I would go ST coilovers, camber plates and a rear sway bar. And tires, get some good tires. Otherwise it won't matter what suspension you have.

thisisbenji 10-31-2012 07:42 AM

I probably will run it first. But I'm not planning on doing anything to it because of autox I just want to make sure what I do doesn't screw it up.

GodLovesUgly 10-31-2012 08:41 AM

Well if you're not lowering it for autocross, then any coilover on the market would be fine for the occasional autocross/track day. Both of the ones you posted will handle this and more.

wrc_fan 10-31-2012 08:42 AM

Well, you're on the right track if you want to lower the car and still do ok at autox. ST and HR are both good options.

Stuff I see as doing it wrong includes: cutting springs, doing springs but no damping, springs with poor damping, and springs that are not stiff enough for the suspension travel available.

thisisbenji 11-03-2012 09:39 PM

Thanks for the info.

Btw, I love your sig. "Hella Functional - Raced, Not Hard Parked"

wrc_fan 11-05-2012 01:58 PM

Thanks, unfortunately I can't claim credit for the origin though.

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