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Old 08-07-2012, 04:11 PM   #21
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So how much did the ride quality change? that is my biggest worry with going lower as the Focus has become THE family car. I don't mind a stiff ride but I just don't want to hear it from others...
My wife and two boys just did a bunch of running around. My wife says it felt "very smooth". The only difference I noticed was on the really tall speed bumps it felt a BIT more harsh but not rock solid or anything. I went over speed "humps" on the street and tall speed bumps in several parking lots with no scrapes. You just have to go a bit slower and the harshness on the speed bumps isn't as noticeable at all. I would say so far, if the ride before was a 10, It'd be a 7.5-8 now. I'm actually impressed so far.

I should also add that if before the handling was like a 8 it's now closer to a 10. Where I'm sure better away bars and shocks would make it like a 12. I've noticed less sway on hard cornering and less dip on hard acceleration and braking.

Proof that mine is a family car too!!

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Old 08-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #22
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Do the tires rub at all?
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #23
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Nope. Not once. Not a bit. They havnt fully settled yet. But so far so good.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #24
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Nice truck in the background - those kid seats are awesome
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:06 PM   #25
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Nice truck in the background - those kid seats are awesome
I'll be sure to tell my father in law (his truck) My sweet "swagger Waggon" appears in the background of a few of the photos. Honda oddysey's are not as cool, but it is pimped out and I love it.

The Recaro car seats are AWESOME! And look very good in the back of my car! Worth every penny(although they cost a few!!)
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Pictures say more than words, sometimes. Lowered cars always look awesome! Great job, nonetheless.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:56 AM   #27
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Hey Blarson, Thanks a ton for the great post,

Just one favour to ask; I believe Eibach claims mpg gains with those do they not? Mind taking a look at your mpg next time you hit the highway? (I'd imagine the city mileage would not change at all)
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:58 AM   #28
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Hey Blarson, Thanks a ton for the great post,

Just one favour to ask; I believe Eibach claims mpg gains with those do they not? Mind taking a look at your mpg next time you hit the highway? (I'd imagine the city mileage would not change at all)
Sure! I was planning on this. I only have one problem though. My car has 18xx miles on it, and was getting about 31-32 mpg at 75mph. I heard that it would improve a lot after the engine broke in after about 2000 miles. So while I will be looking to see if my MPG's improve with the Eibach's, I'm also hope it will start to creep up after 2000 miles. Either way I'll post the difference.
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mpg talk in a lowered thread... I've now seen everything SMH
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:45 AM   #30
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What's the drop rating on those springs? I was looking at H&R at 1.4" front/1.3" rear. Yours may be a little too low for me but honestly looks amazing. It's not too low visually but I have steep curbs and parking ramps I often drove over so its not practical for me.
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