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Old 02-19-2012, 02:13 AM   #21
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Just out of curiosity, how much does the FRPP set up cost? Does it include (at least) the rear sway bar?

If I'm spending close to $5oo on tires w/o installation, I can't really afford to stump up another $5-600 on the FRPP. And if indeed, they cost this much, I may very well just go with the SVT kit and call it a day.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:40 AM   #22
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What other kind of work would need to be carried out in order to get lift throttle oversteer with the FRPP?
Generally, the only thing you need to do is increase the size of the rear sway bar. Putting the stiffer bias toward the rear is all that needs to happen on a FWD chassis.

The stock ZX3 is obviously set up for understeer at the limit. The SVT is set up more neutral, but still understeers a little (but will still lift-throttle oversteer if you're really trying).
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:50 AM   #23
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If you throw the svt suspension on a zx3 will it sit at svt height? like if you sat them side by side?
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If you throw the svt suspension on a zx3 will it sit at svt height? like if you sat them side by side?
As far as my research has taken me, yes the ride height would be similar (especially if both are wearing similar to OEM wheel/tire combo). If I'm not mistaken the ride height between a 16" and 17" rims are negligible because of the aspect ratio of the tires involved...

The SVT suspension is exactly the same suspension found on the 2002-04 SVT Focus, when sold by dealerships.

We're lucky that they're still being sold and to be honest, the price point is very hard to resist, on top of which - the reviews for a focus with the SVT kit are through the roof.

Now if only we could get an affordable brake package that would rival the SVTF.
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Posted via FF Mobile When I bought my FRPP kit I asked about upgrading the rear sway bar and the front sway bar. Hilbish Ford got the kit and Eibach front and rear sway's for a little over 600 all together.
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Posted via FF Mobile When I bought my FRPP kit I asked about upgrading the rear sway bar and the front sway bar. Hilbish Ford got the kit and Eibach front and rear sway's for a little over 600 all together.
Does the FRPP kit come with sway bars? Which version of the Kit did you order?
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Does the FRPP kit come with sway bars? Which version of the Kit did you order?


Posted via FF Mobile No, the frpp kit does not come with sway bars those were extra.
Not sure what you mean by what kit did I get. My 07 didn't come with a rear sway bar and I ended up getting the Steeda rear sway bar kit that included the mounting brackets with 2 set up's for the endlinks.
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The FRPP kits are not really kits, they're a mixture of parts from the Ford Racing catalog. In telling me that you have a 2k7, I know that they're slightly different from the ones that I'll be getting.

So your car didn't come with a rear sway bar...and you paid for the Steeda? So it's safe to assume the FRPP package you got does not include a sway bar set...What sized sway bars did you get?

How does she ride? I'm sure it is true and firm, however I'd like to know if the FRPP is really that much better than the SVT kit. I'm looking for a DD with a bit more oomph. Will the FRPP be too harsh for a DD?
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Posted via FF Mobile The front Eibach sway is 1 step up from stock and the Steeda rear sway bar I got was a 22mm bar.


I took the car in for service last year and the Ford mechanic told me that the frpp is almost identical to the svt set up minus the rear disk brakes.


For me it rides kinda rough but that has a lot to do with me having 18's an low profile tires. But it hugs curvy roads like you would't believe.
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My FRPP sedan will smack down on really rough spots in the road. When new, the set-up bordered on harsh on merely crappy roads; after it broke in until now (30+K on them), it’s been firm, communicative, and precise about going where you want to go. It reminds me of the ride qualities of well set-up motorcycles. It behaves very well indeed on fast mountain roads: comfortable and confident.
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