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11-28-2012 12:43 PM
Geezer Bilstein mono tube shocks have very high internal gas pressures which will "commonly" raise a car at rest (and unloaded) about a half an inch. My Miata looks like a 4x4 when parked but as soon as I sit in it, it comes back down to normal ride height. Bilstein owners accept this trait knowing that the performance improvements far outweigh the temporary visual issues.
11-28-2012 07:24 AM
02fordsvt Just a little bit of rise (maybe about a 1/4"). I think my old shocks had settle down about that much, however, because the car used to be in a nose dive, but with the Bilstiens in the front (old shocks still in the back), the car sits about flat.
11-28-2012 03:01 AM
gurkpimpin
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I got two Bilstien struts for the front: http://www.truckspring.com/products/...22-051219.aspx

It took over three month before they were actually delivered from this place , but I love them so far.
Did that leave you with your normal svt ride height or rise or lower it

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11-28-2012 12:07 AM
jburkey28
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Originally Posted by 02fordsvt View Post
I got two Bilstien struts for the front: http://www.truckspring.com/products/...22-051219.aspx

It took over three month before they were actually delivered from this place , but I love them so far.
Bilstein is supposedly the shit.. Just so dang expensive lol
11-26-2012 09:33 AM
freemind
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yup, Steve at Toulsey ford can get you the SVT shocks/struts and new strut bearings (you'll have em apart, so its good to replace these) for ~$200 shipped to your door.

or you can go after market. I personally like my koni yellows on the skunk2 springs. the konis allow for adjustment of dampening (stiffer), which makes the stiffer springs like skunk2/h&r's ride very well.
^This is great advice IMO. Plus, Steve at Tousley is an outstanding person to deal with. Tell him that you are from Focus Fanatics(he just might cut you a small deal).
11-26-2012 09:19 AM
BigRed03 yup, Steve at Toulsey ford can get you the SVT shocks/struts and new strut bearings (you'll have em apart, so its good to replace these) for ~$200 shipped to your door.

or you can go after market. I personally like my koni yellows on the skunk2 springs. the konis allow for adjustment of dampening (stiffer), which makes the stiffer springs like skunk2/h&r's ride very well.
11-26-2012 07:27 AM
02fordsvt I got two Bilstien struts for the front: http://www.truckspring.com/products/...22-051219.aspx

It took over three month before they were actually delivered from this place , but I love them so far.
11-26-2012 12:34 AM
whimsicalpouch2 h&r sport cup kit
11-26-2012 12:27 AM
Geezer The stock SVT suspension is pretty damn good. The stock SVT shocks and struts can be replaced with Ford Racing parts for less than 175.00 (which is less than half what you'd pay for any other aftermarket performance pieces). The stock stuff is the best bang for the buck available.
11-26-2012 12:16 AM
tukaniSVT ** Moved Thread to the Suspension Area **

There are plenty of great suspension setups for the SVT. Which by the way are the same setups for any of the 01-04 Hatchback Focuses.

The Eibach Sport system is a nice setup within budget if you want to go an inch from the Stock SVT setup.

That's just a start suggestion from me. There are plenty more, and I bet many of the members here will offer their suggestions and experiences for u.

Ray
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