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SlateTheGreat 11-30-2012 11:40 AM

Make me a parts list
 
Hey all!


So I have an 08 sedan that's due for a good amount of maintenance so I plan on upgrading as I go. I want this little car to be the best canyon carver it can be so I want to revamp the suspension as much as possible.


I want to do coilovers, sway bars, poly bushings, and camber/toe arms as necessary. I'm planning on running 17x9 et 30 (or so, correct me on the offset if that won't work) Team Dynamics 1.2 with hankook ventus tires (no stretch, meaty stance). EDIT: silver car, should I do black/gold/white wheels?


What I'm looking for is a list of brands and where to buy them of all the parts you would suggest for the upgrades above! Thank you all in advance for helping me compile this. I'm planning on doing i/h/e/t as well for the power side of it.

thenorm 11-30-2012 03:19 PM

those wheels are close to the right offset , but you will have issues with your fenders. (6mm closer to strut, 44mm closer to fender). Especially if you want meaty stance, which would call for a 245/40R17 tire. An easier fit would be 17x8 40mm.

SlateTheGreat 11-30-2012 08:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenorm (Post 4477921)
those wheels are close to the right offset , but you will have issues with your fenders. (6mm closer to strut, 44mm closer to fender). Especially if you want meaty stance, which would call for a 245/40R17 tire. An easier fit would be 17x8 40mm.


Yea after talking to another couple of guys I'm going to be doing et38, I thought it was 30 but I remembered wrong :)

felixthecat 12-01-2012 12:48 AM

Add to that list CFM's tubular control arms, 4-point lower stress bar, dogbone, STS. I see you have toe-links already.

SlateTheGreat 12-01-2012 12:55 AM

I have an automatic :'((((

But yes I will add those to the list.

SlateTheGreat 12-01-2012 01:22 AM

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....10XL&tab=Sizes

http://www.teamdynamicsracing.com/pr...Pro-race12.htm

http://focus.c-f-m.com/spc-rear-uppe...0-13-pair.aspx

http://focus.c-f-m.com/cfmfronttubul...fordfocus.aspx

http://focus.c-f-m.com/cfmlowerengin...0-10focus.aspx

http://fswerks.com/coilover.htm

http://focus.c-f-m.com/newitemcfmfro...2010focus.aspx

http://fswerks.com/fswerks_coolflo_air_intake.htm

http://fswerks.com/headers.htm

http://www.carid.com/2000-ford-focus...m-1461410.html

As an alternative to the coilovers, koni yellow/race springs are always an option with the omni kit

Do all years of Focuses have the same bushings set?

felixthecat 12-01-2012 10:25 AM

For the rear camber arms I Like the Sure motorsports one's. Don't forget about getting the boots for the cfm arms & toe-links. I'd pass on the poly bushing kit for the rear. What sway bars are you going w/? Eibach has f22mm/r25mm.

Nickgt40 12-01-2012 11:14 AM

I find it hilarious that links to FSWerks are blocked.

... Anyways, don't waste your money on any lower braces. If doesn't matter if its a 2 point, or a 4 point, or a 15 point. The only thing those are good for is as a skid plate of sorts for being low.

Likewise, tubular control arms aren't going to add anything to the mix beyond what a good set of camber plates will do. In fact, you'll actually loose inside wheel clearance as you adjust camber inwards.

Bigger isn't better when it come to sway bars either, especially on a road like GMR where there are a lot of undulations and decreasing radius turns. Sway bars should be the last thing you do so you can fine tune the car. Your best bet is to try to find an Auto-X-ZTS rear bar that is adjustable. A 25mm rear bar on that road will suck, you can count on that.

Save the money spent on the tubular brace and control arms and put a differential in. That will far outweigh any benefit those two parts could bring.

felixthecat 12-01-2012 01:32 PM

Just to add the lower bar do more than a strut tower bar does.

Nickgt40 12-01-2012 04:15 PM

Right, nothing plus a little is better than absolutely nothing.

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