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Old 10-30-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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Anyone out there with any suggestions on where to buy a strut brace for my 2003 Focus hatchback? Live in LA. Anywhere close? Thnx in advance.


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Anyone out there with any suggestions on where to buy a strut brace for my 2003 Focus hatchback? Live in LA. Anywhere close? Thnx in advance.
I got mine from FSWERKS. Comes powdercoated too. Shipped it cost me $114.

You didn't specify if your Foci is a Zetec or a Duratec so here's the links to both :P

Zetec:
http://www.fswerks.com/collections/s...-spi-zetec-svt

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http://www.fswerks.com/collections/s.../fs033-r-b-k-s
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Anyone out there with any suggestions on where to buy a strut brace for my 2003 Focus hatchback? Live in LA. Anywhere close? Thnx in advance.
front/rear? What are you hoping to help by going with a strut brace?

I have front upper and rear, cant say i noticed much of a difference from adding either. I like the front one as it gives me something to lean on when doing things in the engine bay. The rear sort of just takes up some trunk space.

I ended up with them as they were being sold pretty inexpensively used, figured i would try them out.


Also, to echo what Theta SIgma wrote...FSWerks is located in Anaheim, so depending where you live in LA, might be a close drive and save you on shipping. They also have some listed on clearance that have some blemishes:
http://www.fswerks.com/collections/clearance
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Thanks guys, that's where I got my cat back exhaust from. Works a treat. Maybe I'll have to pay them another visit.
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I felt quite a difference in front end grip under cornering with my front strut brace. There's some lovely corners here I can throw my Foci into. Guess the difference depends on the car and what roads you have
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How much did the paint and body work run you?

To the OP, The bars can help a little for sure.
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