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Old 07-18-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
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FRPP vs Tokico HP shocks and struts with H&R springs?

Hey guys, I'm looking to buy a lowering kit for my 2009 sedan. I was going to buy the FRPP shocks/struts and springs kit but after looking at some of the pics the FRPP springs don't look that low plus a few members on here mentioned that the FRPP springs have recently been discontinued.

Because of this Iam leaning towards H&R or Sportline springs.
My question is, will the FRPP shocks and struts work well with H&R's or would I have to buy aftermarket ones like Tokico HP blues?
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Just so you know the Eibach sportline & H&R springs are lower than the FRPP's springs= 1.5'' vs 2.0'' springs. FRPPs has springs & dampers that fit your '09. The '00-'05 use a smaller diameter strut than the later '06-'11 cars. & the springs don't interchange either. More suspension choices w/ the earlier '00-'05 foci's. Massive performance has an "omni kit"= a set of sleeve's that take up the clearence w/ the smaller diameter strut & the slightly bigger diameter spindle. One more thing I'll add is make sure to get matching struts/shocks that work w/ the lowering springs= Eibach's Sportline system= dampers that work w/ the sportline springs. Or H&R's Sport cup kit. Massive performance & Tirerack are sponsors on this forum.
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I would not recommend Tokico HP's (blues) with shorter springs. They are basically an OE replacement shock and valving is on the soft side. I'd also go with the H&R springs before the sportlines. If your thinking of using H&R race springs you'll need a serious shock like the Koni Sports to properly dampen them.
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Thanks.
What would you suggest for a lowering kit without spending an arm and a leg?
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I would buy an 00-05 suspension kit with the massive omni kit. much better options suspension wise. probably going to have to spend around 600 to get a decent setup. You could also look for used setups that don't have too many miles on them in the bst area. i would still stick to 00-05 suspesnsions with an omni kit there too.
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I would buy an 00-05 suspension kit with the massive omni kit. much better options suspension wise. probably going to have to spend around 600 to get a decent setup. You could also look for used setups that don't have too many miles on them in the bst area. i would still stick to 00-05 suspesnsions with an omni kit there too.
I dont really have any idea what an omni kit is?
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Is anyone here running H&R or sportline springs on FRPP shocks and struts and can you tell me how the ride is?
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I've got the H&R sport springs on FRPP dampers on my '07. I've had it for a month now so I can give a review on it.

The good:
-Handling. It just grabs the road in corners.
-Comfort. Depending on the road conditions, the H&R sports can be more comfortable than the stock springs. The soft part of the two-part spring really does a nice job of absorbing small bumps. It feels unbelievable smooth over rumble strips especially.
-Reacts fast. The dampers feel like a good balance with the springs, and settle the car quickly.
-Feel. You definitely feel more connected to the road. I might sound crazy but this setup has changed the weight of the steering wheel in your hand. Feels great.

The bad:
-Rear wheel gap might be a little larger than you'd want. Car still looks pretty decent though.
-Discomfort. Like I said above, half the time they can be more comfortable. The other half, you're going to feel it. Large bumps, dips, and dives transfer quickly through the body of the car and to you. But with sport suspension, this is expected.

You're in Canada. If you're getting these parts shipped, be wary of high delivery charges.
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I've got the H&R sport springs on FRPP dampers on my '07. I've had it for a month now so I can give a review on it.

The good:
-Handling. It just grabs the road in corners.
-Comfort. Depending on the road conditions, the H&R sports can be more comfortable than the stock springs. The soft part of the two-part spring really does a nice job of absorbing small bumps. It feels unbelievable smooth over rumble strips especially.
-Reacts fast. The dampers feel like a good balance with the springs, and settle the car quickly.
-Feel. You definitely feel more connected to the road. I might sound crazy but this setup has changed the weight of the steering wheel in your hand. Feels great.

The bad:
-Rear wheel gap might be a little larger than you'd want. Car still looks pretty decent though.
-Discomfort. Like I said above, half the time they can be more comfortable. The other half, you're going to feel it. Large bumps, dips, and dives transfer quickly through the body of the car and to you. But with sport suspension, this is expected.

You're in Canada. If you're getting these parts shipped, be wary of high delivery charges.
Thanks buddy. That doesn't sound that bad!
How long have you been on the frpp dampers?

I will be ordering from Tousley Ford, and like all the Mustang parts I buy I will be shipping them to the UPS store in Lewiston, NY and picking them up myself
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