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-   -   TSB 12-6-17 -think again... (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=296965)

Uptcv1 09-05-2012 11:50 AM

TSB 12-6-17 -think again...
 
1700 miles post TSB already, rattles and clunging is gone but so is the sportier/ stiffer suspension drive feel... [:(!]
Had 10k miles on my SE sport before the TSB and it definitely was more responsive before...
The day I got the car back after the TSB I noticed the front fender to tire gap looked just a little more than it was before... Thought maybe it just needs to settle..
Observations 1700 miles later:
Ride height didnt settle and is slightly higher than before (drove by near dealership lot and mine now looks like about same with new SE non-sports)
Steering got just a little numb especially when taking off from a red light used to be really more responsive, now it just doesnt put the power down as it did before off the line and feels less solid
Overall just a little more floaty on the highway -miss the solid feel it had on highway speeds
It is now just a softer setup, I've drivn over same roads and potholes that I used to and now it is clearly softer over these bumps..
In so many words best described is that this now just a conventional setup the stiff responsiveness is not there any more...

Ready to say I want my suspension back.. started looking online on newer build foci only to realize Ford is not using the TSB parts.. also checked ford parts and listed are the old parts for purchase...

wilsonfocus86 09-05-2012 01:00 PM

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...267513&page=96

Uptcv1 09-11-2012 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wilsonfocus86 (Post 4336740)

thanks, been following this thread also but didn't really see any posts specific to the ride becoming softer post TSB...
opened new thread as the other at about 100 pages is so massive I didnt want my post to get lost in the myriad..

I'm surprised I didnt see any other info though, am I the only complaining the ride got softer after the TSB...? seriously the car was just more responsive before the TSB.
Handling (although rattling) was superior compared to the TSB setup...
(side note some creaking has now just started from front end)

-so if you had the TSB done, could you please share what do you think handling wise is it the same has it changed.. thanks

CJohn364 09-11-2012 07:21 PM

Moved to Third Generation TSB & Recall Archive.


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