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Old 03-05-2012, 11:23 PM   #81
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So... just to clear this up.... If you have an SE Sport, you have "touring" dampers and don't have to worry as much when doing just springs and a sway bar?
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None of the springs on the market so far require a shock and damper change. This is coming straight from H&R I have 5000 miles on my H&R kit.
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Do you know what the spring rate for the H&R springs are?
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Do you know what the spring rate for the H&R springs are?
I am curious too, I am trying to decide between the sportlines, and the h&r coilovers.
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Looks like the perfect drop IMHO. I usually like to stick to ~.75" of drop on my cars, just to get an even gap between the tire and wheel well all around. If I decide to go with an 18" summer wheel, this will be the route I take for lowering.
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Looks like the perfect drop IMHO. I usually like to stick to ~.75" of drop on my cars, just to get an even gap between the tire and wheel well all around. If I decide to go with an 18" summer wheel, this will be the route I take for lowering.
I agree. I had already decided that when my OEM dampers wore out, I would only replace this car's springs if I could find some that only lower the car maybe 0.5". 0.8" appears OK. Lowering a daily driver too much is asking for trouble. I had my 2001 Focus lowered 1.5" with Eibach springs, but that car sat much higher than the new Focus. Still, it was too low, and I occasionally scraped over speed bumps. These Eibachs for the 2012 Focus sound like a pretty good setup to me, as long as the ride doesn't get to be too harsh. I think the suspension tuning of the Titanium Handling Package is already pretty darn good.
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No sway bar yet. Waiting for a front and rear set to come out. Haven't decided yet to go with the Steeda or Eibachs.



I was having the clunk noise in the front. But that's when I came from a Camry to the Focus. lol They let me drive another same model focus from the lot with the same clunk noise. So I shut up and took it for the car that it is.

And YES the new springs made a WORLD of difference in front end noise.
get the whiteline adjustable..my buddy is a dealer and can get you what you need
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get the whiteline adjustable..my buddy is a dealer and can get you what you need
gotta link? I did a quick google and can't find a site listing those for sale.
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get the whiteline adjustable..my buddy is a dealer and can get you what you need
Im interested also.. best I could find was around $190. each
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I haven't read every post in this thread so I apologize in advance if someone has already said this.
A thing to remember with adjustable coil-overs is that while the front can easily be adjusted, resetting the back height/rebound will require removing trim for adjusting the shocks and removing alot of the suspension to adjust the springs. This is ALOT of work, so make sure that you are 100% happy with your set up before putting everything back together (obviously not applicable to the suspension parts). I had to go through this with my Mazda3, and it was a real pain, and in the end neglected the benefits of having an adjustable setup, which is why I paid the extra money. In the end I just went with a Pro-Kit and couldn't have been happier with the results.
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