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Old 04-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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Stock and slightly modded

I haven't driven a stock Focus in a looonng time and today I dropped off my fofo for it's 60k service.

I got a 2010 Focus SES rental and I zipped off with it.

Biggest things I notice
-The brakes are nowhere as responsive as my ceramic pads in the front and rear discs. When I touch my car's brakes gently it's like bam. I'm stopping now. With the rental I have to press harder and it still does not scrub the speed down the same.

-It definitely rides a hell of a lot better than my FRPP setup. I might consider going back to stock shocks and springs.

-Handling is a bit loose and it has a shimmy like the wheel trips over itself sometimes in a curve but that's probably just it being a bit off being a rental and people beating on it.

A nice difference from my everyday drive I suppose


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i will never ride stock height again... anything above 24" fender height = lose...
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NO-NO im at 24 1/4 lol
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I don't know what I'm at (I never measured )

I appreciate the responsive handling but I do not appreciate the rougher ride. I'll probably live with it since it's too much effort for me to swap back. But next time I'll remember this
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I was considering doing a drop but I really do not want to sacrafice comfort for style. I just hope the new EAP rims don't look funny @ stock height.
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Well, all of them came from factory stock height; what did you think of them like that?
For some reason I did not notice a height difference when I did my FRPP drop. It was like mine sagged or something
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I think they look fine factory but I wasn't sure if all the ones I had seen were dropped or not. Assuming most of the pictures of cars I have seen with EAP's are not dropped, they really eliminate the rear wheel gap when you go from 15 -> 17 inch rims. That is exciting I can have a lower look w/out actually dropping the car just by adding a bigger rim. The gap between the rear fender and the rear wheel was the thing I liked least about the car!
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:23 PM   #9
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Here's an old photo of my predrop way back in March 2010
I see that it's a bit higher here but when I did my FRPP drop about half a year ago that gap was lower. It makes no sense to me but it might have sagged

(that wheel in the back is photoshopped with the front one, this was before my rear disc swap)

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MMMMMMMMMMM I want your touch.... tocuh pad on the door that is Well that gap looks fine 2 me

What do you think... less or the same as..... (kinda hard 2 tell)


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