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Old 03-13-2009, 04:59 AM   #1
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I just picked up an 05 with pro spings and stock struts and shocks. The front camber is out pretty bad. Has anyone had front camber problems with the pro kit. I just ordered the progressive camber kit to try to correct this. I also was wondering about shocks, are there any that work nice that dont cost $300+ (m18000zx3 off ebay)? or would I be better off with the full SVT kit. The roads arround here are not that good lots of expansion joints and potholes.
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First and foremost, get some proper shocks if you're going to keep those springs. Eibachs would compliment them nicely. You're correct in that a full SVT suspension kit would be cheaper than proper shocks alone. It's great bang for the buck. Last weeks Parade Magazine (accompanies most Sunday newspapers has a good article about the condition of US roads. In essence, they're bad everywhere. Michigan is rated the worse with Ill, IN, and Ohio not far behind. Bottom line is that these states have problems with weather and have reduced maintenance budgets (most states have done so as well but not as much as those have).
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First and foremost, get some proper shocks if you're going to keep those springs. Eibachs would compliment them nicely. You're correct in that a full SVT suspension kit would be cheaper than proper shocks alone. It's great bang for the buck. Last weeks Parade Magazine (accompanies most Sunday newspapers has a good article about the condition of US roads. In essence, they're bad everywhere. Michigan is rated the worse with Ill, IN, and Ohio not far behind. Bottom line is that these states have problems with weather and have reduced maintenance budgets (most states have done so as well but not as much as those have).
tell me about it. Michigan roads suck really badly right now. in January i had to spend $1600 on the suspension when i hit a pothole. then $500 on tires for summer rims. my winter rim was that bent its unusable now above 40mph
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when i installed my prokit the camber was out of whack all the way around but i just took it to an alignment shop and the fixed it without a camber kit. i think the camber kits are more usefull for the more radical drops 2"+
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has anyone tried the ford m18000zx3 strut shock package and is it really designed for a drop kit? KYB tech support said that the gr2's and the adj. would void the warranty if used with a DROP KIT.
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when i installed my prokit the camber was out of whack all the way around but i just took it to an alignment shop and the fixed it without a camber kit. i think the camber kits are more usefull for the more radical drops 2"+

I would like to know how they did it because camber is not adjustable on a Focus even with a stock suspension.
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im running tein s tech's they are 2-2.2 and my alignment is good. never had a problem
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anyone step back from a pro kit and go to an SVT is there that much diff besides ride hight. I just bought an 05 with an F2 kit and pro springs I removed the ground kit because I have a steep drive ( Up for grabs), I am just looking for a nice tight suspension, for a 33 mile on way commute. Ive had two dropped rangers a 2/3 and a 4/5 believe me the 4/5 looked nice but the 3/4 was sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!!!!!!
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