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Old 03-26-2005, 01:19 PM   #1
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suspension upgrades

i was thinking about getting a set of bushings for my suspension. are they good to get? and if they are then which brands are good? also if i upgrade that should i upgrade my rear sway bar also or is that not really necessary?

then i wanted to know what brand would be good to get for shocks/struts for my rear and front of my focus. i wanted ones that had adjustments on them as well. thanks in advance


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Old 03-26-2005, 02:18 PM   #2
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Rear sway bars helps a lot
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Old 03-26-2005, 02:35 PM   #3
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if u get a new rear sway they coem tih new plyurathane bhushings. a rear sway helps alot. bhsuhings nd a new rear sway will make a notible differnce. the brand of bushings isnt too important as logn as they r polyurathane.

as far as shocks and strust u cant get better than koni's they r a little pricey but by far worht the money. they r adjustable and r great for every day driving or tighten them up and stiff as hell for the track. if u r lookign to get konis let me know i can get them for ya for like 540 shipped i have a idscoutn through my car club
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Old 03-26-2005, 07:55 PM   #4
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are they coils or just the shocks because i just installed some tein springs in my car so i wouldnt need springs unless i were to sell my tein and install the other ones.
does it make a difference if i have the tein springs in my car?
500 for just dampers is kinda out of my price range.... how much do they cost regularly? just wondering? if i wanted to do that i should have just bought coilovers :/ (unless its different things b/c idk much about suspension) :P .. im looking maybe for someting in the 2-3 price range?
or maybe something good. and econimcal :P

as for the bushings... whats a decent price for a full set? and does n e one know if its easy to install?
same thing for the rear sway bar. how much would that cost and what brands thanks guys



are these ones good? http://www.performancecenter.com/pro...oductID=363707
and is this a good price? would they work for my springs that i currently have or does it matter. thanks again

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Old 03-26-2005, 09:36 PM   #5
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im sure everyoen is gonan say get eibach they r great work amazing. yeah they r fine i guess but u get what u pay for the koni's are usually around 600-650. the konis r just shocks and strust so they will work with the tein springs no change needed. i learned in the past its better to wait a whiel and get the good stuff then be impatiant and settle for secodn or thrisd best. save your money wait a few more months and gte konis they r well worth the wait.

for rear sway best by far is h&r its about 160. trust me dont settle for eibach save for koni's
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Old 03-27-2005, 03:45 AM   #6
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well how much of a difference is the ride ect... because im not gonna be racing ect... i just wanted to get good shocks for my car... without having to make a hole in my wallet
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with konis they r adjustable. so u can make it feel liek an almost stock ride or u can tighten them up and make it feel like your in an all out race car thats the good thing abotu them
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Old 03-27-2005, 09:01 PM   #8
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are theyre any other brands out there that are good and adjustable struts?
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Man if you just want to do more spirited daily driving the Eibachs will suit you fine. Those coupled with your Tein springs and possibly some sway bars will give you a really rockin' suspension setup. Sure the Konis are better shocks/struts, but if you're not really serious about racing don't kill your wallet. I have the Eibach pro system and Pirelli P Zero Neros, (I'm planning to get sway bars, bushings and stress bars as well) and even as is, I can fly around sharp turns going 60 mph almost completely flat. It depends on how serious you are about it, and whether you think you would really need the performance difference of the Konis. Eibach suspension parts are tried and true for the focus, and if you're going to drop the big bucks, you'd be better off getting Eibach shocks/struts and sway bars than just Koni shocks/struts.
Your choice, good luck.
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Man if you just want to do more spirited daily driving the Eibachs will suit you fine. Those coupled with your Tein springs and possibly some sway bars will give you a really rockin' suspension setup. Sure the Konis are better shocks/struts, and the Eibachs aren't adjustable, but if you're not really serious about racing don't kill your wallet. I have the Eibach pro system and Pirelli P Zero Nero tires, (I'm planning to get sway bars, bushings and stress bars as well) and even as is, I can fly around sharp turns going 60 mph almost completely flat. It depends on how serious you are about it, and whether you think you would really need the performance benefit of the Konis. Eibach suspension parts are tried and true for the focus, and if you're going to drop the big bucks, you'd be better off getting Eibach shocks/struts and sway bars than just Koni shocks/struts.
Your choice, good luck.
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