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Old 04-07-2009, 09:21 PM   #1
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coil over? strut

just bought c.o. and was wondering if im gunna need new struts or if stock is ok


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short answer is yes. long answer what coil overs?
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so i will? tha other guy said no?
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Next time try making one thread. Don't create two separate threads trying to get two different answers, then picking the one you want to hear.

The guy in the other thread is correct. Norcalfocus01 said yes, but you asked two questions.

The correct answers are:

1. NO
2. Not applicable, as coil overs will have a shock absorber/strut built in.
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i dont have an answer to your question because im wondering the same thing? i bought coil overs but have no idea how to out the on? help would be nice..
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He probably bought the coilover sleeve!
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Suspension 101......The stock front suspension of a Focus (as well as a majority of other cars) is technically a coil over design wherein the spring wraps the damper. What it is not is an "adjustable coilover". This is the major distinction. When it is a single integrated unit (spring and damper are one unit) it is commonly called a strut.

The term "coilover" is, however, more commonly used for a strut assembly that has numerous adjustments. The most desirable is a treaded body shock or sleeve, wherein the spring seat compresses or decompresses the spring. This is a cheap way to allow for some height adjustments but not a very efficient one. Other popular features of an "adjustable coilover" may include damping adjustments for compression and rebound on the shocks. Gaining more popularity is an adjustable/treaded lower shock/strut mount thats can be screwed up or down to adjust the ride height without having to adjust the spring seat. This is far more efficient for adjusting ride height. This feature is found on better quality coilovers, costs significantly more, but is well worth it. Most adjustable coilovers use a much smaller diameter spring to save weight, allow more clearance for larger wheel/tire use, and to offer a much broader range of spring rates and spring lengths.
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