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Keno1bob 09-23-2012 11:23 PM

Suspension help
 
I have a 2005 zx4 sedan. I'm wanting to replace the stock suspension with something better and maybe even lower it an inch. What should I go with?
Budget 250-500

boardgeneration 09-23-2012 11:52 PM

Steeda has an svt style kit
http://www.steedafocus.com/parts/for...nsion-kit.html
Lowers ur stance about 1/2 inch.

I'm not a 100% sure if it fits the zx4 tho.
Not sure how different the suspension is.

elsolo 09-24-2012 12:05 AM

Th SVT shocks, struts and springs fit all focus except wagon.
It's a great performance kit and incredible value at $300.
It doesn't lower the car much, only 1/2".
If lower is necessary for you, the ford racing springs can still be found, 1.5" drop.

Keno1bob 09-24-2012 12:12 AM

Do i need any special tools or would i be able to do it with the basic mechanic tools?

tuvok 09-24-2012 12:31 AM

You would need basic tools and a spring compressor

rambleon84 09-24-2012 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuvok (Post 4369903)
You would need basic tools and a spring compressor

most auto stores will loan/rent out a spring compressor too. so if you are up to the task, it is something you can do in an afternoon (a second set of hands would help.)

ps, for future reference, try to post suspension questions here in the Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension. You will get better answers there vs here in the motor section.

Black&Tan 09-24-2012 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elsolo (Post 4369872)
Th SVT shocks, struts and springs fit all focus except wagon.
It's a great performance kit and incredible value at $300.
It doesn't lower the car much, only 1/2".
If lower is necessary for you, the ford racing springs can still be found, 1.5" drop.

I'm sorry but that is incorrect. The front knuckle changed halfway through 2005. The svt suspension may not fit your focus without the massive omni kit depending on your setup.

Take a pic of your front strut and we can tell you which suspension will fit your car.

elsolo 09-24-2012 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Black&Tan (Post 4370219)
I'm sorry but that is incorrect. The front knuckle changed halfway through 2005. The svt suspension may not fit your focus without the massive omni kit depending on your setup.

Take a pic of your front strut and we can tell you which suspension will fit your car.

Yes he will have to order the correct kit or adapter sleeves.
The dampner kit is the same price for the 00-05 vs 06-07.

He asked if the ZX4 was different from the other models, suspension wise, it is not.


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