does anyone know? - 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 > Ford Focus Discussions > General Car Chat Lounge

General Car Chat Lounge Discussion Forum relating to nonspecific Ford Focus models, car purchasing, auto industry news and any car talk.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-06-2004, 08:11 AM   #1
Focus Rookie
Join Date: Apr 2004
Fan#: 5914
Location: louisville, ky
What I Drive: 2004 CD Silver SVT 3-Door

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 sara-n-ky Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
does anyone know?

does anyone know the difference in ride height between the svt and the zx3? (if there is any..)

sara-n-ky is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 04-06-2004, 10:22 AM   #2
Focus Enthusiast
Join Date: Jan 2004
Fan#: 2449
Location: Broomfield, CO
What I Drive: 2001 Liquid Grey ZX3 S2 Edition

Posts: 246
FF Reputation: 1 01FocusZX3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
the svt springs are anywhere from 1.0" - 1.6" lower but they also have 17's so its kinda hard to say. Are you comparing it to a ZX3 with 15's or 16's?
01 Liquid Grey Focus ZX3 S2 Edition
04 Electric Blue Dodge SRT-4
01FocusZX3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2004, 03:58 PM   #3
Focus Enthusiast
shadrach's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Fan#: 4319
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2003 Infared SVT Focus 5dr

Posts: 81
FF Reputation: 1 shadrach Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Regardless of the wheel size, ride height should be the same throughout the non-SVT models, as the overall wheel/tire diameter should be equal on all the models (SVT excluded).

A large wheel and a smaller tire sidewall versus smaller wheel and bigger tire would measure out to the same size, otherwise the speedometer would have to be calibrated in each car for different sizes among the same car model.
03 SVT Focus #1612
95 Eclipse GSX - sold
98 Honda CBR F3
shadrach is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-06-2004, 10:57 PM   #4
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2004
Fan#: 3288
Location: Calgary Canada
What I Drive: 03 ZX3 SVT Fully loaded

Posts: 34
FF Reputation: 1 CanadianSVT Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I measured My SVT versus a regular zx3 and got this
Measuer from the center of the wheel to the top of the fender opening which will tell you how much lower your car is. If you just measure the fender gap you have to allow for different tire sizes and such.
My SVT measured 13.5 inches up front
14.75 inches in back

the ZX3 I found measured
14.5 up front
15 in back

so my SVT sits 1 inch lower in front and a quarter of an inch lower at the rear, I found all kinds of crazy numbers when I was looking so I went an measured my self.
Hope this helps
CanadianSVT is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-08-2004, 08:28 AM   #5
Focus Enthusiast
COSVT03's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Fan#: 6023
Location: Minneapolis, MN
What I Drive: 2003 Competition Orange SVT

Posts: 332
FF Reputation: 1 COSVT03 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
The height of the car from the ground is all put a bigger tire on it, its going to be higher off the ground...there are a lot of factors you have to take in. One of them being the size and width of the rims/tires. The next thing to take into consideration the the stiffness of the springs...and let me tell you, none of the focus's other than SVT even come close to the sporty ride. But I think Technically the Suspension was lowered 1.5 in front and 1 in in back.
#3052 of 3985
COSVT03 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Focus Centennial Edition Sedan
Your real name.
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


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 02:57 AM.

Copyright 2002-2015 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 CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.


Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1