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Old 03-08-2009, 12:24 PM   #1
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Eibach Sportlines

Alright so I drive an 07 Zx4 Focus and I want to drop my car. I'm primarily looking at the eibach sportline springs, but there is a good amount of terrible reviews for them. Some say their bouncy along with being extremely stiff. What's your opinion. Plus I thinking about just getting the springs, is that a mistake? Should I get struts or shocks are does it really not matter. Please help me.

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your shocks are going to die someday after you install the springs, so yeah you will need the shocks,

i have heard the ride is pretty cool with them? i have heard that the bouncy and stiffy springs are the h&r race not sportlines
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I have the Sportlines, along with the Eibach Pro-Dampers on my car, and I don't have any complaints with the ride quality...to me, it's no worse than the car was on the brand new factory suspension...just a little stiffer over sizable bumps.

I would definitely suggest changing out the shocks/struts at the same time as the springs, since it will save you time (and money, if you're not doing the install yourself). You can find the Sportline Pro-System for around $500, plus, since you have an '07, you will need Massive Speed System's Omni-Kit, which adapts '00-'05 dampers to work on the '06+ Foci.

Regardless of which suspension you decide to go with, make sure you get an alignment after it is all installed, and have it done at a shop that will do it to the specs you want...as far as alignment specs are concerned, make sure you have them set the front toe at 0 and the rear toe at the factory minimum, which is -0.15 degrees (which is slightly toe-in).

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Alright well thanks for the help, but I've decided to just go with the eibach sportlines and no new struts/shocks. How much of a problem will this be?
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in less than 15k miles you will notice noises and more notible spring oscillations. this will result in poor handling.

its best to do shocks/springs at the same time, or at least within close time from one another.
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Ok what about getting an alignment after the lowering is it necessary. Also because I'm lowering it only about 2.2 inches, do I still really need the struts/shocks. I'm looking for quality of course, yet I dont want to spend a great deal of money. Any suggestions??
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I've read several diff opinions on this debate about needing new shocks/struts when you install the pro-kit.If your ok with replacing the shocks/struts within a yr or two just wait.Thats what I'm doing Im installing my pro-kit Fri.As for the alignment it is a must.you will trash your tires in no time if you dont fork the $60-$100 bucks to get the alignment.
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Its foolish at best and possibly dangerous at worst to not replace your shocks and struts when you install new springs. Your stock shocks/struts are way too long to dampen the new much shorter springs. You are shortening the shock travel with the shorter springs this will cause the shocks /struts to bottom out and eventually destroy themselves. The bump stops can only afford so much protection. Your stock shocks are also designed to dampen a significantly lower (softer), spring rate not a higher one. Even if they do last a little while,you WILL NOT have any of the performance gains the new springs should be affording. They will be worse from the simple fact that the new springs and stock shocks will not work together in any reasonable fashion. It's simply a bad decision.
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