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gsrcrxsi 09-17-2012 06:38 PM

Ford Racing Focus Handling Kit for 2012 Focus
 
2012-2013 FOCUS HANDLING KIT -- M-FR3-FS

Anyone have this kit yet? impressions?

there isnt much information on that site, so does anyone have more info? specifically what size the sway bars are, the spring rates of the springs front and rear, and how much it lowers the car?

while we're at it, what are the stock spring rates for comparison?

Ausv7 09-17-2012 08:10 PM

I'm not to sure. never used the ford racing products but i have heard some bad stuff about other kits but i know this kit isn't everyone's cup of tea. I have DGR Coilovers and Steeda rear Sway bar with Eibach Camber Arms.

I like my set up but that is because i autocross my focus :]

Joey D 09-17-2012 08:40 PM

It's the only kit I currently know of that actually comes with shocks & struts which makes it sort of attractive. Quality coilovers are probably the better option though if you're looking for outright handling improvement.

Ausv7 09-17-2012 09:46 PM

I know eibach sells a kit. You can find it here on tire rack. i would go with this over the ford racing.

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...+Sport+Package

gsrcrxsi 09-17-2012 09:47 PM

mild drop and mild handling improvement are desired in this case. the gf said she doesnt want too much drop (and honestly this chassis doesnt need much drop anyway)

it's for the GFs car and the roads here are quite horrible (Arlington, VA), quality coilovers would be a bit unnecessary in this case. the gf probably wouldnt truely appreciate the increased handling and would likely complain about the stiffness.

but i do like this kit for being a nice all-in-one kit. just trying to find some more info on it

Joey D 09-17-2012 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ausv7 (Post 4359940)
I know eibach sells a kit. You can find it here on tire rack. i would go with this over the ford racing.

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...+Sport+Package

Apparently someone on FF called or got a hold of Tire Rack and they said the Eibach kit doesn't include the shocks & struts which would make it worthless.

gsrcrxsi 09-17-2012 09:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ausv7 (Post 4359940)
I know eibach sells a kit. You can find it here on tire rack. i would go with this over the ford racing.

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...+Sport+Package

doesnt look like that kit comes with dampers or a front sway bar, despite the pictures (looking at the the "fitment" section. product description seems copy/paste). Also, preliminary research shows that the stock dampers arent very capable when it comes to stiffer lowering springs.

Also, her car is the SE. without sport package i assume. what does the sport package entail? just stiffer springs/sways?

gsrcrxsi 09-17-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joey D (Post 4359944)
Apparently someone on FF called or got a hold of Tire Rack and they said the Eibach kit doesn't include the shocks & struts which would make it worthless.

yeah thats what it looked like to me too, especially on the price alone.

DEREKC 09-18-2012 05:44 AM

I would love to get more information on the Ford Racing Handling kit, and am really tempted to order it anyway!

Ausv7 09-18-2012 09:53 PM

If you actually go and read the description on the eibach website it will show you what all the kit i posted comes with.


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