Need some help.. - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Regional Forums > South West Fanatics > Fanatics: NorCal

Fanatics: NorCal Regional discussion Forum for planning events and sharing information with all Members in the Northern California area.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Fan#: 72497
Location: Cary, NC
What I Drive: 2010 BMW 135i

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 bdelima Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Need some help..

Hey all. New to the forum, trying to help my daughter get her 2002 ZX5 back on the road. Problem is that I live in NC and she lives in San Jose, which makes it a bit challenging.

The short story is that she was involved in an accident where someone hit her rear left wheel pretty much dead on, apparently bending the suspension and the wheel in towards the fender wells. The tire rubs big time and the car is no longer driveable. I had her take it to repair shop near where she lives and they quoted her $2100 to replace the bent pieces. This seems ridiciously high to me, given the simple nature of the focus rear suspension and that most of the rear suspension parts seem to be less than $100.

So the help I need is for recommendations for a good source of Focus suspension parts in the San Jose area. I'm considering just sourcing the parts elsewhere and finding a good honest shop to do the work that won't take advantage of her simply because she's a girl and knows nothing about cars.


bdelima is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-28-2010, 12:16 AM   #2
Focus Addict
 
philsredsvt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 41719
Location: Suisun Valley Rd., Afghanistan
What I Drive: my Red Panda

Posts: 1,421
Points 2,498, Level 30
Points: 2,498, Level: 30 Points: 2,498, Level: 30 Points: 2,498, Level: 30
Level Up 32% Completed
Level up: 32% Level up: 32% Level up: 32%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 2 philsredsvt Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
^^^ I cant help too much, but I have stock springs if she needs them.
__________________
ZETEC crew #285
Fanatic Addict
Feeling the RUSH!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEEv1BlZd8A
philsredsvt is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2010, 12:22 AM   #3
Registered
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Fan#: 55603
Location: Manteca, Nor*Cal!, United States
What I Drive: White N Gold 2001 Sedan

Posts: 16
FF Reputation: 132 norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member norcalfocus01 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (12)
2100 does sound about right. Most shops out here chrage 75-95 per hour for labor, parts are going to be way more than 100 bucks, then an anlingment.

Parts that could be bad..

Wheel, Lower Controll Arm, Spring, Shock, Brakes Drum, Upper, Controll Arm, Bushings for Said Arms.

I dont live in the Bay Area, other wise Id recomend a good shop. All the shops I use are about an hours drive away form SJ.
norcalfocus01 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2010, 01:05 AM   #4
Focus Addict
 
fociboy03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Fan#: 64751
Location: Norcal, CA
What I Drive: 02 Dtec 2.3 zx3 and 03 dtec 2.3 se

Posts: 1,325
Points 4,589, Level 43
Points: 4,589, Level: 43 Points: 4,589, Level: 43 Points: 4,589, Level: 43
Level Up 20% Completed
Level up: 20% Level up: 20% Level up: 20%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 7 fociboy03 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (11)
i pm'd you
__________________
__________________________________________
2002 zx3 2.3l duratec aka... the Phantom and a 2002 zx3 ztec aka....The Big Show
fociboy03 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-28-2010, 06:47 PM   #5
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Fan#: 72497
Location: Cary, NC
What I Drive: 2010 BMW 135i

Posts: 3
FF Reputation: 1 bdelima Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks gents. I really appreciate the replies thus far.
bdelima is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:22 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1