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Old 06-25-2012, 03:20 PM   #31
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ehh... they are the same part. for 3x the cost
Well, my concern was whether they were actually made out of anything more substantial to justify the price increase or not.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:36 PM   #32
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Well, my concern was whether they were actually made out of anything more substantial to justify the price increase or not.
No, they are the same part.... literally... with a mazda sticker slapped on the bag (over the ford part number printed on the bag).
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No, they are the same part.... literally... with a mazda sticker slapped on the bag (over the ford part number printed on the bag).
Well, that's good to know. Thanks!
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:39 PM   #34
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Brian,
I am aware of this; however, camber is relatively fixed with the McStrut design the focus uses. Short of lengthening the control arm there is no possibility of increasing camber on the Mk3 platform (plates will not work as the strut tophat is boxed in.

I also am speaking relative to the OE dampers which leads me to believe I dialed in a bit too much rebound stiffness and in turn reduced weight transfer. The passive rear steer/toe gain on the control blade suspension setup relies on weight transfer for rotation.

The focus is surprisingly agile and gains little camber with steering input when compared to other McStrut designs (A La BMW).
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Have you lowered the FF? If not, lowering will tend to make the camber more negative.


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Old 06-25-2012, 08:57 PM   #35
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Have you lowered the FF? If not, lowering will tend to make the camber more negative.


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Yes.. it is "lowered" but not by much. On stock struts the front camber worked out to -0.7 with the eibach pro kit
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Any updates on how this setup has been working for you thus far? Clunking still gone?

Also, any updated photos now that the car has settled in on the new setup?
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Old 08-16-2012, 01:37 PM   #37
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Again... any updates?

How about a side photograph of the car now that everything's settled in and been driven on for a couple months?
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Again... any updates?

How about a side photograph of the car now that everything's settled in and been driven on for a couple months?
will work on it.

The car is not long for warranty anyway, just rolled 24500 at 6 months of ownership.
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Cool write up!
Can't believe Ford would up so bad and leave customers to have to resort to this
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