Ohio Random Thread - Page 11 - Focus Fanatics
Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forums
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace



Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Regional Forums > Great Lakes Fanatics

Great Lakes Fanatics Serving the Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin regions.

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2011, 07:37 AM   #101
RyEnd
Focus Enthusiast
 
RyEnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Fan#: 79933
Location: Akron, OH
What I Drive: 02SVTF, 93Bronco, 06SL500, 03Camry

Posts: 306
FF Reputation: 3 RyEnd Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
I've got some SVT rear springs w/ ~45k on them.
RyEnd is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-21-2011, 10:13 AM   #102
pistolgripbmx
Focus Fanatic
 
pistolgripbmx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Fan#: 49331
Location: Lorain, Ohio, OH
What I Drive: 86 ranger, 2007 focus zx3 s

Posts: 1,928
FF Reputation: 38 pistolgripbmx Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
my sisters rear springs are both broken, she just has a stock focus. i'll talk to her and find out what she wants to do. how much would you want for everything devin? i'm a little hesitant to even work on the suspension of the car though. it's an 01 with 130k... read : pile of rusted crap! rear lower control arms are worrying me.
__________________
teamduratec #143!
focus sport cool-flo, f2 v.3 header, trubendz 2.5 SS, frpp 1.5" front sportline rear, vf rear engine mount, 93oct Focus Power tune
pistolgripbmx is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 10:15 AM   #103
RyEnd
Focus Enthusiast
 
RyEnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Fan#: 79933
Location: Akron, OH
What I Drive: 02SVTF, 93Bronco, 06SL500, 03Camry

Posts: 306
FF Reputation: 3 RyEnd Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
With some PB blaster, some bolt extractor sockets, and a little patience, it shouldn't be too bad.
RyEnd is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 02:50 PM   #104
lildisco
RespectMyAuthoritah!
 
lildisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Fan#: 5761
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, OH
What I Drive: 06 Mazda6i, 08 Mazda CX7 GT AWD

Posts: 6,549
FF Reputation: 47 lildisco Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pistolgripbmx View Post
my sisters rear springs are both broken, she just has a stock focus. i'll talk to her and find out what she wants to do. how much would you want for everything devin? i'm a little hesitant to even work on the suspension of the car though. it's an 01 with 130k... read : pile of rusted crap! rear lower control arms are worrying me.
I've got the whole setup, just let me know. It's been sittin in my basement ever since the SVT Setup got put on.
__________________
"I flushed a bag of skittles down the toilet yesterday and watched a NASCAR race in 8 seconds flat."
06 Spring Into Focus Best Sedan/Wagon Winner

03 SE SVT Wannabe (sold) to help pay for my 08 Cooper Red Mazda CX7 AWD GT
lildisco is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 06:05 PM   #105
OrangeSVTguy
Get Squashed
 
OrangeSVTguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Fan#: 33384
Location: Elyria, OH
What I Drive: '04 Comp. Orange SVT 3dr.

Posts: 5,384
FF Reputation: 44 OrangeSVTguy Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (16)
Hey Dev, didn't I give you my stock SVT springs?
__________________
Lee
SVT Squad #227 || Build # 1329 of 1978 || FF ROTM Oct. 2006
OrangeSVTguy is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #106
lildisco
RespectMyAuthoritah!
 
lildisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Fan#: 5761
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, OH
What I Drive: 06 Mazda6i, 08 Mazda CX7 GT AWD

Posts: 6,549
FF Reputation: 47 lildisco Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)
Uh, not to my knowledge. Just the limited edition Lee Camera Mount.
__________________
"I flushed a bag of skittles down the toilet yesterday and watched a NASCAR race in 8 seconds flat."
06 Spring Into Focus Best Sedan/Wagon Winner

03 SE SVT Wannabe (sold) to help pay for my 08 Cooper Red Mazda CX7 AWD GT
lildisco is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 07:34 PM   #107
Seamless
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Fan#: 71356
Location: Marshallville, OH
What I Drive: 2006 CD SIlver Roush Stage 1 Focus

Posts: 202
FF Reputation: 1 Seamless Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
Can I see pics of said camera mount. I wanna make one for myself
__________________
2006 Roush Focus 1 of 5 in CD Silver
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aku View Post
Classic example of
Cheap - Fast - Reliable
^ you can only have 2 of those at any given time. Choose wisely
Seamless is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #108
lildisco
RespectMyAuthoritah!
 
lildisco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Fan#: 5761
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, OH
What I Drive: 06 Mazda6i, 08 Mazda CX7 GT AWD

Posts: 6,549
FF Reputation: 47 lildisco Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (8)


__________________
"I flushed a bag of skittles down the toilet yesterday and watched a NASCAR race in 8 seconds flat."
06 Spring Into Focus Best Sedan/Wagon Winner

03 SE SVT Wannabe (sold) to help pay for my 08 Cooper Red Mazda CX7 AWD GT
lildisco is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 07:41 PM   #109
OrangeSVTguy
Get Squashed
 
OrangeSVTguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Fan#: 33384
Location: Elyria, OH
What I Drive: '04 Comp. Orange SVT 3dr.

Posts: 5,384
FF Reputation: 44 OrangeSVTguy Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (16)
^Ninja'd... wow that brings back memories I think that was camera mount 1.0?

Check my gallery. I also think I have a "How To" on this site....?
__________________
Lee
SVT Squad #227 || Build # 1329 of 1978 || FF ROTM Oct. 2006
OrangeSVTguy is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2011, 11:49 PM   #110
TheGlassMaker
REVOLT.BUILD.RISE
 
TheGlassMaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Fan#: 69510
Location: Bellefontaine, OH
What I Drive: 97 Impreza coupe, 04 Mazda6, 02 ZTS

Posts: 7,788
FF Reputation: 13 TheGlassMaker Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pistolgripbmx View Post
my sisters rear springs are both broken, she just has a stock focus. i'll talk to her and find out what she wants to do. how much would you want for everything devin? i'm a little hesitant to even work on the suspension of the car though. it's an 01 with 130k... read : pile of rusted crap! rear lower control arms are worrying me.
Quote:
Originally Posted by RyEnd View Post
With some PB blaster, some bolt extractor sockets, and a little patience, it shouldn't be too bad.
Take it from me I know from experiance! Don't unbolt the lower arm. Get a couple buddies together jack the car up take the wheel off, put the car on jack stands. Place the jack under the arm and jack the wheel assembly up to compress the spring. Take a wire hanger or something simular and wrap the wire twice around the three or four explosed coils and tie it off to keep its shape lower the jack and pull it out. unbolt the rear shock only. Use a giant pry bar the bigger the better. We used a 4 footer. place the bar under the chassis a pry down on the whole wheel and arm assembly get another pry bar and place it between coils to get to the bottom coil and simply pop it out. It only need another half inch to pop out no worries of it flying any where I was on the ground under the car guiding it out as my two friends was prying. After you get it out, having your friend again pry down on the wheel assembly place the bottom of the new spring into the bottom spring pocket and push down on the second or thrid coil and push it into place into the top pocket. You may half to wrestle the coil pass the bolt in the top pocket make sure it is seated properly and release the prying. Simply jack the suspension/ rear shock back up and rebolt the shock your done. Took us 15 mins per side.

Heres what happend when I soaked the bolt in PB blaster for a week on a 2002 with about 140,XXX + miles. The bolt snaped like a twig. I was at a friends house 4.5 hours away from mine without a ride or any extra cash. Plus I needed to be at work the next day and I couldn't drive the car that way so he trailered the car a half hour to another friends house to have the bolt welded up so we could get it home, worked like a charm.

It's your choice what you do and if done right my way is safe and very easy. I wished we tried it first.

Broke head off the bold on the rear lower control arm bolt trying to unbolt it.


Jim trailered the car over to a friends house to have the bolt welded up.














Sorry to get off track of the thread but I felt I needed to explain.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by |Heath_Bar| View Post
For the record, I bought a lego from China, the lego was defected, now I HATE China.

Sedan Revolution#13
Rally Revolution#99
TheGlassMaker 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 08:32 PM.


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. You can find all Ford Focus related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.