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Old 06-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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Coilovers vs Springs

Hello all,
I recently purchased a 2003 Focus SVT. It is already pretty low but I want it lower. I dont know too much about suspension for cars thus me posting this forum. I live in Ohio where it has the most bipolar weather. So my question is what is the best way to go to lower my car. Price does not matter. And if i was to get adjustable coilovers, how easy is it change the height?
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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If you want to get reaall low k-sports are the way to go
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What do you do with the car, is it just a daily driver?

Also, what is your budget?
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There are practical limits on going low especially for a street driven car. At a certain point you start screwing up driveline and suspension geometry. While "low" may be good from an appearance standpoint it can also negatively impact handling not to mention ride quality. Having some suspension travel is a good thing for both you and the car. Please be aware that most height adjustable coil overs start low and only get lower. Very few can get you back to stock or even near stock ride levels. If you were thinking you'd simply crank them up in the winter you'll probably be disappointed on how much they'll actually raise the car. Keep this in mind for whatever you select.
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This car is my DD, I do like to do the occasional street race. But basically the car is to turn heads and get the babes.lol I do want to lower it but I dont want to be dumb about it and screw everything by going too low. How low should i go? And I have no budget except Im not trying to spend $2000 for KW V3s.

@Geezer, Thanks for that info. I obviously didnt know that, but now it is good that I do. Do you have any suggestions for my SVT?
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There's a reason why most major company's drop kits are in the 1.5" range. Think about that for a while.
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So drop it 1.5" or less?
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sportlines look best and still are functional imo
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@RedRider: So stick with the Eibach springs? how low should I go? and this might sound dumb but are the SVT and Zx3 the same thing?
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@RedRider: So stick with the Eibach springs? how low should I go? and this might sound dumb but are the SVT and Zx3 the same thing?
Going low all depends on your goals looks vs performance, and the 3door hatch svt and the zx3 are the same just like the zx5 and the svt 5door are the same, svt just has a few nice options the other trims didnt come with. I just ordered a set or k-sports*which sadly havent came yet* ,right now i just want the looks since turboing my svt wont be happen anytime soon.
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