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Old 04-25-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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Looking For Some Quick Suspension Help

I drive an 05 Focus SES and am going to buy a lowering kit. I have found a kit that says that it'll fit focus years 2000-2005. Is this an accurate statement?

For some reason, I just think it's odd that my generation ford focus has the same suspension set up as a previous generation set up. Also, I would think that my suspension would be the same as years 06-07 too so I have a hard time believing the "2000-2005"claim lol


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that be the truth bro
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Thank you for the help!!! I'll be lowering the ride soooooooooooon!
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Another quick question...

I was reading on another thread about camber bolts...first of all, what are those?!?

I was thinking about dropping my car 2 inches, but from my understanding, I will have to get some camber bolts. Is this correct? Also, are they expensive?

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yes you will need the camber bolts and probaly front camber plates. you can get both from CFM. I got just the cmaber bolts for 35 rushed shipped.

They are a bolt with a cam in the middle of them so when you turn it, it can move your camber +1/-1 degree. You need a dremel to cut off the factory bolt.

I'll see if I have any pics.
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here is MisterJohnson cutting the factory bolt off the upper control arm.


This isnt the best pc, but this is where the bolt goes.
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what is CFM?

so if I just decided to lower my car 1.5 inches, I don't need to worry about camber bolts or camber plates?

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CFM = Central Florida Motorsports, a focus performance specialist.

Even with a 1.5" drop you will likely need rear camber bolts. The front is usually not a problem.
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http://focus.c-f-m.com/index.asp?Pag...OD&ProdID=1764

So this is what I'm looking at doing...the link above...so what exactly will I need to get the job done (as far as camber bolts and camber plate). I guess I'm somewhat confused at what exactly they are used for. Camber bolts and plates are needed for alighnment purposes,right? where should i get them from...i guess where is the best deal?
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If you want to go with the sportlines you also have to consider tire size, wheel width and offset. When you go below 1.5 inches everything mentioned has to be considered. The Eibach Pro System allows a little more flexibility.

Camber is not adjustable (front or rear) on a focus. When you lower a car the camber is increased. As a result you need a camber adjusting devise to get back to acceptable camber angles. The lower you go the more the negative camber will be increased. More camber can be tolerated up front as long as its within spec. The rear is much more touchy. Even amounts within spec can be too much and cause tire wear. If combined with too much toe-in a lot of wear can occur.
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