Front strut bar - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack

Wheels & Tires - Sponsored By Tire Rack The place to go for answers on wheel types, tire sizes, offset, wheel patterns and more.
Sponsored By:
Tire Rack


Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-01-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
adam6976
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
adam6976's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Fan#: 108265
Location: ridgeley, WV
What I Drive: 2002 white se

Posts: 43
FF Reputation: 1 adam6976 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Front strut bar

Anyone have any rec on what would be a good front strut brace to run ?


adam6976 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
rambleon84
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 5,093
FF Reputation: 22 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Not running one is probably the best choice


I have massive's, which is the beefiest of the ones out there, imo. Although any of them will do about the same. The thing is that our strut towers are tied to the firewall/frame, so there isnt as much movement going on there as compared something like a Mustang, where the strut towers sit further from there. I cant say i noticed much of an improvement with daily spirited driving. I bought mine used and got a really good price on it.

If you are looking at better handling I'd suggest: better shocks/springs, wheels/tires, front/rear sway bars and in that order.

Close the firewall/frame, not much flex:


Much more room for flexing and improvement:
rambleon84 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 12:09 PM   #3
SkyPilot
Jetsetter
 
SkyPilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Fan#: 22350
Location: Rochester, NY
What I Drive: 2004 SE, 2012 Yellow Blaze SE HB

Posts: 6,050
FF Reputation: 44 SkyPilot Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (17)
Moved to: Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension

and I agree spend money elsewhere, I had a strut tower brace a while back, and sold it because it did next to nothing
__________________
ZETEC Crew #26 SR #20 YELLOW BLAZE OWNERS GROUP#4
Moderator Pilot, 2 foci Owner! 04 SE Sedan [P RNDL], 12 SE HB ╠╬╝
Ford Focus Discussions, Ford Focus Marketplace, Ford Focus Tech Discussions, Movies & Music Fanatics, Regional Forums

Advocare 24 Day Challenge!
SkyPilot is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2013, 01:14 PM   #4
rambleon84
So mote be it
 
rambleon84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Fan#: 51521
Location: columbus, OH
What I Drive: 2007 Dark Toreador Red ZX3

Posts: 5,093
FF Reputation: 22 rambleon84 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyPilot View Post
Moved to: Wheels, Tires, Brakes & Suspension

and I agree spend money elsewhere, I had a strut tower brace a while back, and sold it because it did next to nothing
it gives me something to hold onto when leaning over my engine bay

it looks nice under the hood too
rambleon84 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:01 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.