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Old 11-13-2012, 11:33 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by pakeane View Post
Tough question, many factors in play: The force(s) distributed to the shock tower are highly variable - There are what, 4/5 combinations of model trim with different wheel/tire combinations and effective damping rates (not to mention jacking forces, road conditions etc, etc).

With Zillon collating the data, one would expect to see definitive patterns that greatly narrow down the probability of each model/equipment group experiencing the issue.
Here's a preliminary breakdown using the 29 entries (so far) from today.

29 total entries
16 said yes to clunking symptoms
13 said no

Of the 16 that said yes, 15 have no extra reinforcement plates on their strut tower brace. Only 1 has the extra plates, and that person is PratoN (see post above).

Of these 16, here's the breakdown by trim:
- 1 SE
- 6 SE w/Sport
- 1 SEL
- 3 SEL w/Premium
- 3 Titanium
- 2 Titanium w/Handling

Of the 16 that said yes, breakdown by year:
- 15 are 2012 Foci
- 1 is an 8/12 build 2013 Focus that doesn't have the plates (build on 8/8/12, to be precise)

Of the 13 that said no
- 7 have the extra plates, and 6 don't.
- 6 are 2013s, 7 are 2012s

It's a little muddier there. But nearly all that have the clunk, save for one person, are missing the extra reinforcement on their strut tower.
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