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Old 06-25-2012, 01:28 PM   #81
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Looks good. H&R adapters?

How do you feel about the offset?

H&R. I think the offset is just right for a DD. I could have went further out, but this allows me full travel (loaded or unloaded) without any rubbing.

I could have went 10mm in the front, but then the front would have stuck out more than the rear. I understand that sometimes a wider front track is desired for handling, but now my car has even front and rear tracks and I have seen no negative effects. Plus my tires set in the fenders so much better now. Really makes my car stand out from other Foci.
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:30 PM   #82
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Looks good! I see they kept the rake (at least as far as we can tell until you get a chance to drive it and see them settle).

Looks nice an livable. I bet it will be insane in the corners.

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Still has the broken endlink which is on order (thank god its only $12) and no alignment











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Old 06-25-2012, 01:41 PM   #83
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H&R. I think the offset is just right for a DD. I could have went further out, but this allows me full travel (loaded or unloaded) without any rubbing.

I could have went 10mm in the front, but then the front would have stuck out more than the rear. I understand that sometimes a wider front track is desired for handling, but now my car has even front and rear tracks and I have seen no negative effects. Plus my tires set in the fenders so much better now. Really makes my car stand out from other Foci.
I've been contemplating this also. I don't race or do anything silly, so I'm sure the track change won't be noticed either. I guess I should just stop messing around and take measurements.

5mm would be nice too because LESSCASH!
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:33 PM   #84
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Yea, and 5mm did not require a stud change. I checked. Also, I did a lot of measuring before I made my final decision on what sizes to get, so I assure you I took a lot into account (including the stock front and rear track specs).
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Save those measurements and take another one at 2k. I'm just curious about settling. I forgot to take measurements, but I would swear my pro kit just dropped a bit more. I will measure sometime this week or next.

I have a tough time believing the steeda pic has them installed due to the wheel gap.

I leave you with the standard pics or it didnt happen
Not sure if you are referring to the one that I posted. If so, then yes. I can assure you that that car at the time I took the picture had our springs installed. I can show you a before picture if you'd like?

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Are the Steedas linear or progressive? O_o I'm curious as to what driving impressions are, since they're about 50 bucks more than the competition.
They are progressive.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:46 PM   #86
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Not sure if you are referring to the one that I posted. If so, then yes. I can assure you that that car at the time I took the picture had our springs installed. I can show you a before picture if you'd like?
I'm sure my statement comes off a bit prick-ish and I apologize for that. The internets tend to mask actual feelings behind something typed.

I am less curious about a before pic than I am about whether the vehicle gets any mileage put on it, or whether the posted pic was taken relatively quickly after the install was done. Settling can contribute a lot to the final stance. I think that if the final measured drop is indeed 1", Steeda will have an outstanding product. If I would have known that something was coming out that was greater than my Pro-Kit's .8" but less than the 1.5", then I would have been on that bandwagon.
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Still has the broken endlink which is on order (thank god its only $12) and no alignment.



It looks great! I am trying to imagine what that would look like with my wheels on it. If you don't mind me asking, How did you break an endlink? How does it ride?
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While taking the strut off tried moving out of the way and when I went to pull the strut it popped the top of the end link out so now I have a front end clunk when going over bumps
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I still feel like there's a decent wheel gap, and that it doesn't look that much different than stock. But my Focus is on the 17"s, so maybe that's throwing my perception off? And pics don't always do it justice (hard to compare the angle that you took the pic at to the angle that I look at my car in real life). Anyway, looks good - and the important thing is the handling anyway. Congrats.
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I'm thinking to install Steeda's Lowering springs based on reviews it gives more of a stock ride. Though I'm not sure if the springs will fit ont the european model. I contacted Steeda's customer service, they are not sure either. what do you think? since you got a sedan with the same color
Hello fellow euro at this point the only springs that appear guaranteed to work on our Focus is the Ford Racing springs M-5300-S I've confirmed with Ford Racing Australia. I personally think I'll wait for the full kit
M-FR3-FB. But really from everything I've seen (WSM) these will be fine along with many other aftermarket parts from the US - intakes exhausts wheels bezels :)

I'm willing to test a set of Steedas on a Euro Ti with the sport tuned handling cough cough hint hint. JK
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