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Old 04-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #1
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Euro inspired suspension vs sport suspension

as you may know, the 09-10 SE coupes come w/ 'european inspired suspension. and the 09-10 SES coupes (maybe 10-11 SES sedans too?) came with the sport suspension. my question is whats the difference between these two suspensions and improvements do they offer over a standard Focus suspension (08 coupe, 08-11 SE sedan, etc.) ? just a question i've always wondered...

EDIT: i know this may get moved to the wheels, tires, etc. sub-forum but i posted it here since this is two OEM suspensions i'm questioning and thought i'd get better answers in the 2nd gen sub-forum.


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Old 04-09-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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that's a good question LOL maybe stiffer?
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:18 AM   #3
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probably nothing since this car wasn't started in america. it's just another marketing thing so people can buy, because you know, Europeans make some quality cars.

I know you get the added sway bars, wheels, different body panels which made it "sporty" but that's it.
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probably nothing since this car wasn't started in america. it's just another marketing thing so people can buy, because you know, Europeans make some quality cars.

I know you get the added sway bars, wheels, different body panels which made it "sporty" but that's it.
That^^^^^^^^^^^^^ + marketing hype.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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oem front swaybar size 2008

SES did come with 22mm/20mm front/rear sway bars vs the SEL 22/18
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