Replacement for HR coilover kit - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis

Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis The place to go for answers on brakes, suspension, camber, alignment and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply




 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-22-2013, 10:00 PM   #1
Focus Enthusiast
 
blackturbohatch46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31359
Location: Jacksonville, NC ATL, GA
What I Drive: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3

Posts: 287
Points 1,602, Level 23
Points: 1,602, Level: 23 Points: 1,602, Level: 23 Points: 1,602, Level: 23
Level Up 2% Completed
Level up: 2% Level up: 2% Level up: 2%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 blackturbohatch46 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Replacement for HR coilover kit

Im looking to replace me HR coilover kit I have had maybe 50k miles with. I have had to replace the rear struts twice and now they are blown again. I also have constant problems with adjustments. I loved how it worked and handled when it was performing as advertised, but now I want a kit that is non adjustable. I loved HR but after that experience I dont want their stuff ever again. Its a daily driver but I occasionally race the car on road and autocross so I need it to be a stiff and reliable setup. I was looking at the eibach pro kit just because I was going to stay away from HR. Any suggestions?


__________________
Never Trust a Helicopter Under 40.


Focus Central Short Shifter, Roush Turbo Kit, Focus Sport UPD, SVT Brake Kit, RT Cat, Focus Central Cam Gears, Focus Sport Plugs and Wires, Focus Sport Front and Rear Stress Bars, Focus Central 65mm TB, Borla Exhaust, Greddy Turbo Timer, Greddy e-01 Computer, OZ Superleggeras, H&R Coilovers, ACT Clutch, Focus Sport Flywheel, Greddy Gauges.
blackturbohatch46 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-22-2013, 10:06 PM   #2
w/ my magic bag
 
felixthecat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Fan#: 80663
Location: Renton, WA
What I Drive: '05 Silver Sport Technologies

Posts: 15,038
Points 16,417, Level 82
Points: 16,417, Level: 82 Points: 16,417, Level: 82 Points: 16,417, Level: 82
Level Up 14% Completed
Level up: 14% Level up: 14% Level up: 14%
Forum Activity 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
FF Reputation: 72 felixthecat Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Wow, I've never heard that before. Quite a few people have H&R coilovers. Have you pmed Jullian at Tirerack?
__________________
Introduce Mr. Torsen to the mixBigger brakes then you- D23 crew- D-Tech- Sedan Revolution= #131
felixthecat is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2013, 10:15 PM   #3
Focus Enthusiast
 
blackturbohatch46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31359
Location: Jacksonville, NC ATL, GA
What I Drive: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3

Posts: 287
Points 1,602, Level 23
Points: 1,602, Level: 23 Points: 1,602, Level: 23 Points: 1,602, Level: 23
Level Up 2% Completed
Level up: 2% Level up: 2% Level up: 2%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 blackturbohatch46 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I have not talked to tire rack. I just want a good replacement. Im tired of dealing with this kit. I destroy tires because the alignment is always off.
__________________
Never Trust a Helicopter Under 40.


Focus Central Short Shifter, Roush Turbo Kit, Focus Sport UPD, SVT Brake Kit, RT Cat, Focus Central Cam Gears, Focus Sport Plugs and Wires, Focus Sport Front and Rear Stress Bars, Focus Central 65mm TB, Borla Exhaust, Greddy Turbo Timer, Greddy e-01 Computer, OZ Superleggeras, H&R Coilovers, ACT Clutch, Focus Sport Flywheel, Greddy Gauges.
blackturbohatch46 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-22-2013, 11:05 PM   #4
Turbo Freak
 
hardSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Fan#: 53566
Location: San Diego, CA
What I Drive: 03 svtf

Posts: 2,193
Points 14,149, Level 77
Points: 14,149, Level: 77 Points: 14,149, Level: 77 Points: 14,149, Level: 77
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 5 hardSVT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
Did they warranty the rear shocks? Mine are blown out as well
__________________
RIP SVT
300hp mazdaspeed3
Rocco's built turbo zetec mine now!
hardSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2013, 12:51 AM   #5
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 6,107
Points 8,383, Level 61
Points: 8,383, Level: 61 Points: 8,383, Level: 61 Points: 8,383, Level: 61
Level Up 78% Completed
Level up: 78% Level up: 78% Level up: 78%
Forum Activity 29%
Activity: 29% Activity: 29% Activity: 29%
FF Reputation: 27 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (15)
Quote:
Originally Posted by blackturbohatch46 View Post
I destroy tires because the alignment is always off.
what were/are your alignment specs? What do you do you use for front/rear camber?
rambleon84 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-23-2013, 09:53 AM   #6
Focus Enthusiast
 
blackturbohatch46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31359
Location: Jacksonville, NC ATL, GA
What I Drive: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3

Posts: 287
Points 1,602, Level 23
Points: 1,602, Level: 23 Points: 1,602, Level: 23 Points: 1,602, Level: 23
Level Up 2% Completed
Level up: 2% Level up: 2% Level up: 2%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 blackturbohatch46 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Yea they warranted the first time but Im tired of dealing with it. Im done with HR. I dont recall my exact specs for alignment but I have camber plates and bolts. I would get it aligned and it would loose adjustment on height and screw everything up.
__________________
Never Trust a Helicopter Under 40.


Focus Central Short Shifter, Roush Turbo Kit, Focus Sport UPD, SVT Brake Kit, RT Cat, Focus Central Cam Gears, Focus Sport Plugs and Wires, Focus Sport Front and Rear Stress Bars, Focus Central 65mm TB, Borla Exhaust, Greddy Turbo Timer, Greddy e-01 Computer, OZ Superleggeras, H&R Coilovers, ACT Clutch, Focus Sport Flywheel, Greddy Gauges.
blackturbohatch46 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #7
Focus Enthusiast
 
wannabe_svt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Fan#: 92616
Location: Paterson, NJ
What I Drive: 2001, CD Silver. ZX3

Posts: 172
Points 661, Level 13
Points: 661, Level: 13 Points: 661, Level: 13 Points: 661, Level: 13
Level Up 22% Completed
Level up: 22% Level up: 22% Level up: 22%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 wannabe_svt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I am also dealing with blown rear H&R shocks. I love the way it handles, but instead of swaping out the kit I was just gonna go with KYB AGX rears. Have you considered that as opposed to replacing the whole set up?
__________________
OBX LT header, Magnaflow resonator & Borla muffler, FS 65mm TB, H&R coil overs, FS front strut bar, SVT sway bars, Black painted EAP's
wannabe_svt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #8
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Fan#: 102247
Location: South Bend, IN
What I Drive: N/A

Posts: 161
FF Reputation: 2 Julian@TireRack.com Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
What were you thinking about replacing the kit with? Were you looking at a whole different coil-over set up or just going back to like a lowering spring kit and something like the Koni sports? And do you still have the OEM parts you took off when you put these on? We have options like the KYB strut-plus system for at least the front if you needed it.

__________________
888-428-8355 ext. 4798
[email]Julian@TireRack.com[/email]

Remember to reference Julian/Focus Fanatics in the "previous contacts" field to make sure the forum get's credit!
Julian@TireRack.com is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-27-2013, 10:23 PM   #9
Turbo Freak
 
hardSVT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Fan#: 53566
Location: San Diego, CA
What I Drive: 03 svtf

Posts: 2,193
Points 14,149, Level 77
Points: 14,149, Level: 77 Points: 14,149, Level: 77 Points: 14,149, Level: 77
Level Up 25% Completed
Level up: 25% Level up: 25% Level up: 25%
Forum Activity 1%
Activity: 1% Activity: 1% Activity: 1%
FF Reputation: 5 hardSVT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (7)
What replacement struts can work with the HR coil kit?
__________________
RIP SVT
300hp mazdaspeed3
Rocco's built turbo zetec mine now!
hardSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #10
Focus Enthusiast
 
blackturbohatch46's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31359
Location: Jacksonville, NC ATL, GA
What I Drive: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3

Posts: 287
Points 1,602, Level 23
Points: 1,602, Level: 23 Points: 1,602, Level: 23 Points: 1,602, Level: 23
Level Up 2% Completed
Level up: 2% Level up: 2% Level up: 2%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 blackturbohatch46 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
yea i just bought some konis from tire rack to replace them. i will NEVER buy ANYTHING from HR again. four bad struts in two years is completely unsat.
__________________
Never Trust a Helicopter Under 40.


Focus Central Short Shifter, Roush Turbo Kit, Focus Sport UPD, SVT Brake Kit, RT Cat, Focus Central Cam Gears, Focus Sport Plugs and Wires, Focus Sport Front and Rear Stress Bars, Focus Central 65mm TB, Borla Exhaust, Greddy Turbo Timer, Greddy e-01 Computer, OZ Superleggeras, H&R Coilovers, ACT Clutch, Focus Sport Flywheel, Greddy Gauges.
blackturbohatch46 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Name
Your real name.
City
State
Country
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:12 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1