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Old 06-24-2012, 05:56 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Bimmer-Bob View Post
Good on you for the creative solution, but I'm way too OCD to put mismatched dampers on my car. Is there really not a dedicated aftermarket solution specifically for the 2012 Focus?
"Mismatched" is the wrong way to think about it. Its more like matching off the shelf parts to the spring rates and motion ratios of the specific platform and its use. I was looking for something where I could tune rotation and have the option of adjusting rebound damping with a firm, high pressure damper in the rear to control dynamic spring input from a 32mm rear bar, and relatively soft rear spring rate.

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Originally Posted by Bwill9886 View Post
Nicely done sir. I wondered if anyone was going to get fed up with Ford and just replace everything haha!

I'm eager to hear how the ride is, though I would think it's pretty good.
I would put it on par with an entry level european small sedan (3 series/ C class mercedes). Dynamic suspension control is much better than the aforementioned vehicles.
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