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02-12-2013 11:36 PM
bloodangel694 so I finally got myself some KYB shocks/ struts, I'll let you know this summer how the ride feels
02-04-2013 06:21 PM
ez_sleazy cool cool, FRPP seems like the winner. So these seem to be the set I am looking for.http://www.massivespeedsystem.com/fo.../i-389402.aspx Do you know where I can buy some new shocks and struts to match? Massive can't seem to find a pair on their. Could I also just run SVT shocks and struts? they seem to be a little cheaper and easier to find...
02-04-2013 06:08 PM
xxMichaelAnthony Eibach Pro spring rates F: 137 lb/in R: 171 lb/in
FRPP spring rate F: 120~160 lb/in R: 110~280 lb/in

Eibachs will be stiffer for daily driving. FRPP will be softer for daily driving but stiffer during more spirited driving due to the progressive spring rate.
02-04-2013 05:33 PM
ez_sleazy Sweet. Does anybody happen to know the difference between eibach and FRPP springs? Like how they feel and ride, I want something stiffer but my car needs to remain functional. There are also quite a few rough roads around where I live, I don't want my teeth rattled loose.
02-04-2013 04:58 AM
xxMichaelAnthony
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Originally Posted by TheGlassMaker View Post
I've heard from a fellow member, SVT struts can't take lowering springs, they will bend. But he is a avid autoX'er.
That makes no sense at all. There are plenty of people on here who have lowing springs on SVT dampers and haven't had a single problem. Not sure how they would bend by lower ride height.

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The FRPP is the same as SVT focus height. About .5 drop.
FRPP springs are 1.5. SVT is .5 - .75
02-03-2013 03:40 PM
TheGlassMaker The FRPP is the same as SVT focus height. About .5 drop.
02-03-2013 10:20 AM
ez_sleazy
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Originally Posted by YellowJellyBean View Post
This. Ford Racing Performance Parts (FRPP) is the best option for 06-11 dampers. I actually ended up ditching my Eibach springs in favor of FRPP springs eventually because the Eibachs were too soft. I love my setup now…until I eventually get coilovers
Do you know where you can buy the 2 as a package? Also how much of a drop do you get with the ford springs? Do you have any pictures? Trying to get an idea of how much lower I want my car, all I know is I think stock rides to high and soft... haha
02-02-2013 04:05 PM
TheGlassMaker
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My OEM shocks/struts wore out pretty quickly on Eibach Pro-Kits. Considering that you're going to want to get upgraded dampers eventually anyway, cut out having to do the work twice and get the shocks/struts now.
I agree with this although I still run my stock struts with the 2" drop, they do take a toll on the stock struts. Even though they are wore out I actually like the ride better than any other adjustables I've rode on, with others cars.

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Should be good on SVT shocks/struts.
I've heard from a fellow member, SVT struts can't take lowering springs, they will bend. But he is a avid autoX'er.
02-02-2013 03:58 PM
bloodangel694
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
FRPP's has a copy cat of the svt dampers that fit the '06-'11 cars
link? :O
02-01-2013 03:23 AM
YellowJellyBean
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Originally Posted by felixthecat View Post
FRPP's has a copy cat of the svt dampers that fit the '06-'11 cars
Exactly. Ford Racing makes shocks for all 00-11 that are SVT spec, even though the SVT suspension only applies specifically to 00-05.
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