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Old 08-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #31
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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.
Eibach says its 1.5" front and rear. So far clearance has not been an issue. I have been pleasantly surprised at the clearance. If you wanted just a bit less you could always go with the Pro kit. I think they say its a .8" drop. My father in law had a very steep driveway which you can see in the comparison photos. I went straight up and down with out scraping.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:06 AM   #32
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I'm thinking the Pro kit will be better for me since I'm not really a fan of the wheels tucked under the fender especially with our roads around here since you eventually have a scrape or three even with the Pro-kit
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #33
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I'm thinking the Pro kit will be better for me since I'm not really a fan of the wheels tucked under the fender especially with our roads around here since you eventually have a scrape or three even with the Pro-kit
You could probably take Dyn085's off his hands. I know he'd love some Steedas ;) LOL
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:17 AM   #34
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Springs won't be coming til at least spring.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:44 AM   #35
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Thanks for the ride feedback. I think that will be the next mod then if Roush would come out with their ground effects kit....
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #36
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THANK YOU!! i was waiting and waiting and waiting for a pic of those dang sportlines!! i love low riding cars and handling ... my list got more detailed LOL
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If you disconnect the rear shock and the outboard lower control arm bolt, the suspension arm will droop down and you'll be able to slide the spring right in.

Much easier than dealing with spring compressors for the rear.

^Exactly. I was looking at the pics, wondering the same thing. This is the same method I've used on all my MKIV and MKV VW's for the rear springs. Easy peasy.
Looks great BTW.
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When all is settled, you should be tucking tire. There is another Mk3 on here with pics of them settled, it's a red sedan I believe. I'll see if I can find it.

It took my Pro Kit springs about 2k before they were settled in. I look forward to seeing your pics around then!
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When all is settled, you should be tucking tire. There is another Mk3 on here with pics of them settled, it's a red sedan I believe. I'll see if I can find it.

It took my Pro Kit springs about 2k before they were settled in. I look forward to seeing your pics around then!
I will def. post updated pictures of the car in about 2000 more miles.

Yeah, that is 12FocusSE car. Looks really nice. He has the 17" black wheels, and they appear to be just shy of being tucked. His car was the push for me to go with the Sportlines.

He put pics up on the "post your mods" thread. Page 11 on my iPhone.
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If you disconnect the rear shock and the outboard lower control arm bolt, the suspension arm will droop down and you'll be able to slide the spring right in.

Much easier than dealing with spring compressors for the rear.
do you only have to disconnect the rear shock and lower control arm? i am lowering my focus this weekend on the pro-kits and im trying to get the most info i can
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