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Old 05-06-2015, 07:14 AM   #1
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Suspension upgrade question

Im having 63k on the car and i think its time for new suspension , to be use as daily driving . Id like your suggestion and advices , i was thinking svt kit + eibach pro kit springs or should i go fully svt ? , drivin a focus SE 2010 sedan



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Moved to Brakes, Suspension & Chassis where you can find more information.

Can't do the SVT damper kit without using Massive's "Omni Kit" to adapt the smaller diameter struts to your car.

Using something for '06 or later avoids this extra expense, but sometimes what you want is only avail. to fit the earlier cars.
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So basically i should go eibach pro springs + other dampers ?? I have absolutely no idea on which dampers would be good with the pro kit . Any suggestion ? If u guys got better combination of springs and dampers feel free to let me know
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See if Massive still has the Ford Racing dampers & hdwe. kits avail. for '06-'07.

You'd only need the matching springs from Eibach for that year to complete a full replacement/upgrade that way.

I think KYB is the least expensive option that should currently be avail. to fit otherwise.
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Im kind of lost here (sry im newb with this) could u please make me a clear list of what i need cuz all im waiting on is the best dampers/springs combo for daily driving and maybe having half a inch drop for handling and everything , would prefer straight kits or parts to put on other than havin to buy this and that to make it fit. Saw some ppl did Koni yellow dampers+eibach pro springs could that work out ?
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That's the nicest set of dampers you could use IMHO, those springs would give more than an inch of drop.

I'd mentioned checking for that Ford Racing kit, because it includes everything to assemble a new set of struts (once you add springs).

I wouldn't want to reuse old strut bearings or even the strut mounts from a car with a lot of miles. Bump stops & strut cover tubes for the front are nice to have fresh as well. The stock cover tubes don't fit all aftermarket shocks (struts often don't use them) so those are an option.

Don't know if Eibach makes a spring & dampers kit that could fit to your car right now. If they don't for '08-'11, and '06-'07 is available, you'd need ALL the '06-'07 hdwe. to make it work.

Don't know of ANY kit with assembled struts to fit your car direct.

Did see one SVT kit for sale here (new in box) that has the assembled struts, but that needs the adapters mentioned & the seller is in the U.S.. Don't know if he'd ship to CA. That setup is discontinued by Ford, just like the Ford Racing complete damper kit, so finding one is more difficult.
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Im kind of lost here (sry im newb with this) could u please make me a clear list of what i need cuz all im waiting on is the best dampers/springs combo for daily driving and maybe having half a inch drop for handling and everything , would prefer straight kits or parts to put on other than havin to buy this and that to make it fit. Saw some ppl did Koni yellow dampers+eibach pro springs could that work out ?
Yea, that'd work^^^^^^^. To get the most suspension options you'll need to get a ('00-'05) struts/springs & w/ that you'll need the Omni kit from Massive performance. Its a sleeve to take up the clearance in the spindle & strut when Ford changed out the struts/spindles for the '06+ cars.
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Omni kit hmm il look into it since it seems i Will need it to complete my upgrade
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Here's a link to a thread from Massive's section in the Forum:Massive OMNI-KIT gets better - drops in price!!!

It's needed when you want more options than you find available for the later (mk1.5/mkII) cars. NOT needed if you find struts you like to fit '06 + later.

P.S. - sorry we can't give you a single, simple solution. Your choice of drop & price range affects options, and entire setups from Ford have started to disappear.
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Massive aint even shippin to CA lol how am i suppose to get that kit ?? And thanks for your help you did enlight my view of all bit

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