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Old 11-16-2008, 05:45 PM   #1
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lowering springs

ok, i know evrybody hates on the ebay springs and says u need to get the eibach or whatever springs. all of the high end ones are ridiculously expensive. im not putting a grand in ot my car to drop it an inch and a half. my question is, what does any1 know or feel about these ones or other similar ones. i dont wanna hear hating and all that, i just wanna hear from somebody with personal experience or from someone who has seen them used somehwere. no hating, just truthful facts from experience.



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/DROPZ...3A1|240%3A1318

i know somebody who had these, the cheapest ones there are, on for 2 years and they still work fine.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:47 PM   #2
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i would not recommend any ebay springs or coilovers(as they like to call them)

for a REAL setup with springs and struts(aka dampers) your looking at around $500

for a REAL coilover setup you looking at $1000+

im not hating on the ebay suspension items, its just theres a lot of stories ive heard that the springs wear out real easy and the ride feels horrible and the car bounces everywhere.

yes they will lower the car, but is it worth the ride, no.

if i were you, i would hold off on the suspension and save a little more money for a good setup.

this would be perfect for you:http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...PROD&ProdID=89
i actually got a 1.6 drop from that setup
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:56 PM   #3
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If its a drop at a good price your looking for, talk to Mike at Hilbish Ford. He's got several different options available at really good prices. Myself, I am going for the FRPP 1.5" drop here soon.
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my gf's cousin put some ebay "coilovers" on his civic. they cost ~100 and made his car extremely unsafe. sure it was slammed but it handled like dogshit and bounced over every bump/ bottomed out all the time. if you dont want to listen to the "haters" and if that sounds like a good time then by all means go for it.

do you want to cheap out now and have to spend money to fix stuff + the cost of a real suspension set-up or do you want to do it right the first time? I agree with talking to mike, he has some great deals on FRPP kits and its all quality stuff
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Old 11-16-2008, 07:42 PM   #6
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anybody have suggestions for good cheap suspension? and im still waiting for someone's actual experience with the ebay ones.
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i've had expirence with the dropzone springs. i had them on dodge neon. they promised a drop of 1.5 inches when they finally settled i had a drop of 2.5 inches and the car handled like poo...and it was very very bouncy. like the previous guys stated above save ur money and get either the svt drop or look on the forums and u could prolly graba good deal.
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i bought the eibach pro-kit for my focus. It was only 200 dollars shipped from Jegs. They lower the car 1.5 inches front and back. The car still rides nice and handles like amazing. def get these springs. easy to install too.
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03zx566, did you get the ebach pro-kit offline at Jegs' website? I've searched all over and cant find it. I found it at Sears.com and eBay for about 250 shpped, but 200 sounds better =) that's definitely not a bad price at all.

any other suggestions anyone?
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i know a guy who actually bought these "coilovers" and for a focus, all he says is they made the car BOUNCY lol and that his ass hurts, they dropped the car like 3" its pretty low, he doesnt race tho, ive never been in his car
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