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Old 10-25-2012, 02:32 PM   #31
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Literally stopped on side of HWY. Dedication. . It's cold so these were quick, I hope it's what you needed.
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well, thanks all for the info and assist... as i don't want to tempt fate i think, for now at least until ford can figure a fix for the clunk, i will stick w/ the stock SEL suspension bits. They aren't as nice as the Ti but they aren't that bad and mine, at least, don't clunk.
In the meantime, you can go with better tires and a rear sway. That'll definitely liven up the handling.
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In the meantime, you can go with better tires and a rear sway. That'll definitely liven up the handling.
Thnx zillion. I was thinking the same thing. One thing that has crossed my mind after reading here by another poster, is that the clunking issue is so random. So even if down the road i need to replace my shocks and struts i may get that problem even using oem parts. Yikes!

As for the tires i was looking at conti dws in 225/45/17 (now have 215/50/17)
In some reviews posters have mentioned concerns about soft sidewalls and tire failure with dws contis. Thoughts?

Then add a steeda rear sway bar which i dont think will be too large or stiff to negatively affect handling. Thoughts?
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Here's what 225/45R17 tires will look like on your car: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s....php?p=4061730

I say go for it. The Conti DWS tires are great tires, especially in the snow.
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Literally stopped on side of HWY. Dedication. . It's cold so these were quick, I hope it's what you needed.
Dedication?

Spring Part Number?

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Here's what 225/45R17 tires will look like on your car: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s....php?p=4061730

I say go for it. The Conti DWS tires are great tires, especially in the snow.
Hey thanks. Lookin good. I hear dws are often in short supply so ill order them this week if needed so ill have em before snow flies.
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