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Old 10-14-2003, 02:37 PM   #1
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Need some feedback on your springs

Okay ya'll I sold some speakers and a box that I had and i want to get springs i can get them cheaper than anywhere advertised cause my friend will give em to me a tcost for him.

I know i should get both dampers and springs but i cant afford it right now and well by the time i kill my stock one i should be able to afford the new ones. I need some feed back from you guys on the springs you have.

I know Chris has the dropzones that ended up not dropping the car.

Any one also do the drop the way i am going to springs but no dampners ?


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Old 10-14-2003, 02:49 PM   #2
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I did. Just springs, no dampers. My springs are Apex, and give a 1.5" drop. Very nice look, ride is not too bad, rougher than stock, but that's to be expected. Handling is awesome.

I bought mine from McNew's, I think I paid something like $189. Cost of installation was about $200, without alignment. I really didn't need an alignment afterwards because the shop I took it to knew what they were doing.
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Old 10-14-2003, 02:50 PM   #3
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I have a 1.8 drop via Progress springs with no new struts/springs. I'm telling you right now, unless you're going to waste a day installing the springs yourself, do NOT just get springs. It'll cost you an assload to get the springs done first, and the struts/shocks done at a later date(of which you have to do eventually). I searched all around town for someone to install JUST springs. Everyone wanted 150-250 for just springs. I eventualy just went to the ford dealership i usually go to and asked one of the mechs in the garage to help me out, he said 80, I talked him down to 60, and eventually 50. So I got it done cheap, but still, the ride is getting wishy washy. Whenever you go over waves in the road, you bounce a bit. I can handle it, but if you're cruising around with your ladyfriend, she'll prolly get sick.
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Old 10-14-2003, 04:21 PM   #4
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before i had the cup kit, i had the h&r sport springs. they advertise a 1.5" drop, but actually settle to 2.0" drop in the front, 1.9" rear. sets nearly level. it's dope. handles incredibly.
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Old 10-14-2003, 04:35 PM   #5
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Cool cool, thanks

But man they wanted to charge you crazy cash for the install. The is a new type of tire kingdom down here called tk performance just a really expensive rim place owned by tire kingdom, and they quoted me 150 for everything springs dampners sway bars and urethane bushings for the install.

Since i will proly just buy cheaper brands springs now(sell em on ebay when i have lots of cash to drop on a full kit) i will install these myself (with my friend at his own shop) . The alingment on the focus isnt hard to do just one adjsutment can be done on the tire really unless you buy a kit. Either way my boys shop is right next to an alignment shop and im sure they will hook it up with the price.
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:30 PM   #6
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I agree with CowsGoMoo, about dampers and springs. Double work, double pay and remember, with the springs on the stock dampers will be off sooner than before. I can tell you for the H+R springs that are good and the Eibach(from other members).

I have full set of Sachs, so I cant tell you of mine.
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:43 PM   #7
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geeze where u guys live installing is alot i asked my local speed shop and they looked at the springs i got, under my car they will only charge me 80 bucks.
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a definite DIY IMO. save yourself the cash and feel the pride of knowing you did it yourself!

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ok i just got udjustable springs and i've never done springs installation before. anyone know where i can get a simle instruction, or do's n don't while installing the spring. that would greatly $150+!!! to me thats kinda wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too much. so imma try doing it myself. by the way i got the V2 coilovers from ebay. anyone know how they ride??? i only paid $60 for them. haha hellahhh cheapp huh?? but im guessing they ride hellaa cheap to so let me know thanks -aj
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send 'em back. those things aren't even worth the trouble.

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