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Old 12-10-2013, 06:06 AM   #1
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Changing the suspension

Hey guys, I'm in Australia with the 2012 Ford Focus Sport. It currently possesses the stock suspension it comes with meaning it sits at about 190mm. I want to get coil overs and get it down to about 130mm so that it comes in line with the Australian road rules. The main question I have though is that apparently with the Sport (I do believe it's equal to the SE, its the 2.0L) the suspension has a cool trick where if one wheel lifts off the other wheels act independently and stay glued to the road. If I swap out to coilovers will that go away and will I even notice the difference? I know handling will improve but will I find that it acts completely differently in corners.




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car looks nice. Not sure about ur question, lets wait for someone more knowlegable. I would sya it wont change anything if you get it lowered. Also not sure if that is a "trick" that some other cars dont do.
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You're talking about having independent suspension and the function of a swaybar. You won't notice a change in that by installing coilovers other than the fact it will happen more often due to the limited suspension travel.

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I don't know what plans you have for coils, but I would stay away from V-Maxx.
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:50 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, that was really my last concern. I'll keep in mind to keep away from V-Maxx.
Also damn nice car there, love the colour and the look!
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