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Old 05-24-2011, 09:53 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GhiaFan View Post
for U.S.-spec 2012 Ford Focus only
There is no difference between suspension components in hatch and sedan
The differences between various types of suspensions are:

1) There are 3 types of Front Shock Absorbers:

for Standard Suspension
for Handling Suspension
for Touring Suspension
2) There are 3 types of Rear Shock Absorbers:
for Standard Suspension
for Handling Suspension
for Touring Suspension

3) There are 2 types of Front Suspension Lower Control Arms:
1.for 16" Wheels and for 17" Wheels (made of aluminum)
2.for 15" Wheels (made of steel)
All other components (including front and rear springs and suspension knuckes) are currently absolutely the same for all models, trim levels and packages. Ford media page mentions stiffer springs on the Sport Suspension (SE optional Sport Package, standard on Titanium)
Damping varies in about three steps throughout the Focus lineup, Titanium with the handling package has the most aggressive of them all.
All Foci have the same 19-mm rear stabilizer bar, and front I believe is 23.5-mm stabilizer bar.
2012 Ford Focus Suspensions (US)

This is compiled from checking dealer inventory VINs in Etis, parts lists from Fordparts.com, and information from other posters (thanks GhiaFan). It is interesting to see how the different models are packaged. It also makes me wonder if there are errors in Etis. For example, I don't see the "MD" rear springs being used with any model, but I expected them to be used on the Titanium with 18" wheels. Also, the SE Sport uses the S rear springs?

There is no difference between hatch and sedan suspensions.
All models use the same stabilizer bars - 23.5mm front and 19mm rear.
Both suspension packages use standard brake calipers and pads.
There are two different front lower control arms - one for the S model (15" wheels) and one for all other models (16", 17" and I assume 18" but not listed) wheels.
Front suspension knuckles are the same, but different rear (I think) suspension knuckles for 18" wheels.

S
6 x 15" Steel Wheels
standard suspension (shocks)
BV61-5310-NF* Left Front Coil
BV61-5310-NF* Right Front Coil
BV61-5560-NF* Left Rear Coil Spring
BV61-5560-NF* Right Rr Coil Spring

SE
With 6.5J X 16" Steel Wheel
standard suspension (shocks)
BV61-5310-NG* Left Front Coil
BV61-5310-NG* Right Front Coil
BV61-5560-NG* Left Rear Coil Spring
BV61-5560-NG* Right Rr Coil Spring

SE - sport package
7 X 16" Alloy ET 50MM Style 2
touring suspension (shocks)
BV61-5310-NG* Left Front Coil
BV61-5310-NG* Right Front Coil
BV61-5560-NF* Left Rear Coil Spring
BV61-5560-NF* Right Rr Coil Spring

SEL
7 X 16" Alloy Wheels
standard suspension (shocks)
BV61-5310-NG* Left Front Coil
BV61-5310-NG* Right Front Coil
BV61-5560-NG* Left Rear Coil Spring
BV61-5560-NG* Right Rr Coil Spring

Titanium
7J X 17" Style 5 Alloy Wheel
touring suspension (shocks)
BV61-5310-NG* Left Front Coil
BV61-5310-NG* Right Front Coil
BV61-5560-NG* Left Rear Coil Spring
BV61-5560-NG* Right Rr Coil Spring

Titanium - 18" alloy wheels
8 X 18 ET 55MM Alloy Style 2
With Handling Suspension (shocks)
BV61-5310-MD* Left Front Coil
BV61-5310-MD* Right Front Coil
BV61-5560-NG* Left Rear Coil Spring
BV61-5560-NG* Right Rr Coil Spring
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