The "Official" Suspension Thread - Page 5 - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis

Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis The place to go for answers on brakes, suspension, camber, alignment and more.

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-02-2009, 02:30 PM   #41
hafftrak
Focus Enthusiast
 
hafftrak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Fan#: 25258
Location: Minneapolis, MN
What I Drive: 2000 Malibu Blue ZX3

Posts: 105
FF Reputation: 1 hafftrak Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
I would like to add a couple things about the Eibach Sportlines. It seems they have kind of a bad rap.


If you are going to run them, it is important to:

1. Have front & rear swaybars with good endlinks.

2. Use shocks & struts that can handle the amount of drop the Sportlines will give you.


I am currently running Sportlines with Eibach Pro-kit dampers in front and KW shocks in the rear. I also have factory front & rear swaybars. I have no problems with bottoming out, and I really like the ride and drop of the Sportline springs.











__________________
Dean
hafftrak is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-09-2009, 07:06 PM   #42
jetrinka
Focus Fanatic
 
jetrinka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Fan#: 45622
Location: Snohomish, WA
What I Drive: 88 5-speed XR4TI

Posts: 7,528
FF Reputation: 180 jetrinka Excellent Standing Memberjetrinka Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
Just got an emailed response from Roush about their springs rates. Got some info suprisingly with the rates below.

160 lbs/in front
188 lbs/in rear

I created another thread describing in more detail.
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=216047
jetrinka is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2010, 06:04 PM   #43
drostedrummer89
I <3 my SVT
 
drostedrummer89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Fan#: 69059
Location: Royal Oak, MI
What I Drive: 2002 Sonic SVT

Posts: 1,761
FF Reputation: 8 drostedrummer89 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
just bought car

I just bought my zx3 that came lowered, and i cant seem to figure out what brand springs i have. I know it has koni adjustable shocks and struts, and the lowering springs are yellow. its decently low to the ground, but i want it even lower. they maybe a 1.5 inch drop since its not slammed and drives decently well, but I have brand new skunk2 springs that i know will do 2.0 front and 1.75 rear, sitting in the garage. can anyone help me out?

ps i know they are not el cheapo springs, since the guy who owned it prior dropped a chunk of cash on the konis, and focussport header and full exhaust, and a nice looking wing. thanks!
drostedrummer89 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 04:16 PM   #44
Absolut3
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Fan#: 64771
Location: Long Island NY
What I Drive: 2002 Red Sedan

Posts: 46
FF Reputation: 1 Absolut3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
ok guys quick question, with the Tein S-Tech springs, is that all i need to lower my car?
__________________
Only Focus Ethusiast On Long Island.. Sucks
Absolut3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 05:59 PM   #45
SVTRSST
70 100 70 70 : (
 
SVTRSST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Fan#: 50439
Location: Hermosillo, Mexico
What I Drive: 2003 Sonic Blue SVT Focus

Posts: 1,960
FF Reputation: 16 SVTRSST Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (10)
yes and no.. you can drop it by getting springs only but its not the way to do it, the proper way to do it is getting struts and shocks that can handle the drop with no issues, something like eibach pro dampers
__________________
'03 SVT
0381 of 3985
SVTRSST is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 06:29 PM   #46
Geezer
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 141 Geezer Excellent Standing MemberGeezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by drostedrummer89 View Post
I just bought my zx3 that came lowered, and i cant seem to figure out what brand springs i have. I know it has koni adjustable shocks and struts, and the lowering springs are yellow. its decently low to the ground, but i want it even lower. they maybe a 1.5 inch drop since its not slammed and drives decently well, but I have brand new skunk2 springs that i know will do 2.0 front and 1.75 rear, sitting in the garage. can anyone help me out?

ps i know they are not el cheapo springs, since the guy who owned it prior dropped a chunk of cash on the konis, and focussport header and full exhaust, and a nice looking wing. thanks!
KW springs are usually yellow, but there's probably others as well. Have you looked at the springs closely (you may have to wipe them off if dirty) as most companies put their name or logo on one of the coils.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 09:35 PM   #47
Absolut3
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Fan#: 64771
Location: Long Island NY
What I Drive: 2002 Red Sedan

Posts: 46
FF Reputation: 1 Absolut3 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SVTRSST View Post
yes and no.. you can drop it by getting springs only but its not the way to do it, the proper way to do it is getting struts and shocks that can handle the drop with no issues, something like eibach pro dampers
ok, Im new to this stuff lol.. so the eibach pro dampers would be the only thing i need? or would I need the springs also with it?
__________________
Only Focus Ethusiast On Long Island.. Sucks
Absolut3 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2010, 11:16 PM   #48
Geezer
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Fan#: 1427
Location: Westminster, CO
What I Drive: 99 miata, 05Mazda6, 09GTI, 12Imprez

Posts: 8,023
FF Reputation: 141 Geezer Excellent Standing MemberGeezer Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Shocks don't lower a car, the springs do. Lowering springs are naturally shorter, but they are also stiffer. As a result you also need a shorter and firmer shock to properly dampen them. In summary, to appropriately lower a car you need both springs and shocks that will work together. The best way to assure this is a matched spring and shock kit from a reputable manufacturer. You can buy springs and shocks from separate manufacturers but you need to know what you are doing or get advise from the manufactures as to whether the components will work together.....otherwise it's just a crap-shoot.
Geezer is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 03:24 AM   #49
YearZer0
Focus Enthusiast
 
YearZer0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Fan#: 65032
Location: Alberta, Canada
What I Drive: 2007 Red 2.4L SC Cobalt SS

Posts: 251
FF Reputation: 2 YearZer0 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)



Will be installing these (kw var3) when it warms up more.
__________________
2007 2.4L VVT Victory Red Cobalt SS
ZZP LT Header/HF-DP+Trubendz 3 inch Borla XR1
TWM Short Shift kit w/ Engraved Gun Metal Knob
Harrop TVS Supercharger+Devil's Own Meth Kit
YearZer0 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 01:41 PM   #50
Fucus-minded
Focus Addict
 
Fucus-minded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Fan#: 72986
Location: SI, NY
What I Drive: 2003, black, Ford Focus SE Wagon

Posts: 636
FF Reputation: 3 Fucus-minded Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
just got a set of "spax" struts/shocks w/H&R springs for my wagon... any reviews on these?
Fucus-minded is offline  
    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 01:08 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.