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11-14-2012 07:24 PM
Zillon Aye, I drove a '13 ST with the plates. Sounded solid as a rock, very smooth, and very quiet.

For the record, I installed the ST front suspension on my car (struts, strut mounts, fresh strut bearings), but don't have the reinforced plates on my strut brace. My car sounds horrible right now.
11-14-2012 06:33 PM
Kaaru I took the survey.

Here are some more observations I did today.

I have a July 27th built SEL Sedan with 16'' alloy wheels.
I dont have the thick spacer. I do have the front clunking noise and its more noticable when I have passagers with me.

Took my car in today for the DCT again and was given a 2013 SE Flex/fuel loaner. This loaner has the additionnal plating and the front suspension is VERY quiet. Before leaving the dealer, I checked another Focus in the showroom, an april 2012 extra plating on this one. The loaner I have is a very enjoyable ride. I will put it tru some real testing as I will use it to go tru my daily gauntlet ride to my office in Montreal. I'll report back tomorow night

Hoping this helps.

11-14-2012 06:21 PM
ArcticGabe 2013 SE 5 spd, 201A, Al LCA.
I have the thick spacer, and no clunk.
11-13-2012 02:05 PM
Superlifted06FX4 2013 SE Sport 5 speed, I have the plate spacer, no noise.
11-13-2012 01:32 PM
dragonpalm Here is my 2013 Titanium Sedan without the handling package. Build date is 8/8/12. When I go over rough roads, I hear a hollow sound coming from the front of the car but I always thought it was the tires. I don't know if this counts as a the clunk you speak of.

11-13-2012 12:48 PM
Zillon If everyone doesn't mind, please take a look at this thread and take the survey.
11-13-2012 12:29 PM
Merrigan So we still don't have any real reason for the thicker plate or not yet?

Also here is a working pic of mine:
11-13-2012 12:01 PM
ralck FWIW, my 2013 SE hatch with 201A, winter pack, MTX, and sunroof has the thicker plate. Build date of 10/25/2012.
11-12-2012 10:01 PM
Originally Posted by jsr72 View Post
I thought everything above 15" Focus S got aluminum arms?

The ST arms are steel, but not the same as the regular Focus steel arms.
The base 2012 SE received steel lower arms as well.
11-12-2012 08:24 PM
Originally Posted by Zillon View Post
Nay, I have the SE Sport package, which gave me the alloy lower suspension arms, amongst other things.

Oddly enough, though, the ST uses steel lower control arms.
I thought everything above 15" Focus S got aluminum arms?

The ST arms are steel, but not the same as the regular Focus steel arms.
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