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Old 08-28-2012, 05:54 PM   #1071
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Since this car was out in Europe and other countries including Mexico before we got it, wouldn't it be safe to say that these issues were around before releasing this car in the USA?


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Try and find a British Focus Forum and see if they have any related information.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:01 PM   #1072
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I've talked to some of the Aussie guys, and they said that they don't have this issue on their forum, which is considerably smaller...
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:05 PM   #1073
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Here's a question: Do the non-Sport SEs, SELs, and Tis have this mass damper on the struts? (Black arrow)
I suppose you already know that the SE Sport "touring" suspension does not have the mass damper, or you would have asked. Regardless, I thought I'd document with this pic that my Sport suspension does not have it.



I'm curious also if this only appears on the "handling" suspension.

I will also mention that my job 2 (4/26/12) SE Sport has no abnormal noises at 6K miles.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:27 PM   #1074
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Well, this is interesting.

My 10/11 build does.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:31 PM   #1075
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That is interesting...
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:17 PM   #1076
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That is interesting...
According to the parts catalog, it's a $39.93 hunk of metal.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #1077
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:43 AM   #1078
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An attempt at sarcasm or did you not read any of the previous posts?


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An attempt at sarcasm or did you not read any of the previous posts?


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Ah, just another Mk1 owner scanning the 'New Posts' page and posting wherever without any regard to context. Disregard.

Anyways, the fact that my car has this and TboneZX3's does not, may point to the purported mid-year suspension changeover that Ford secretly made to the SE sport package. Or, it could be that Ford has deemed this "mass damper" unnecessary or problematic, and deleted it from all cars.

Any Titanium owners w/Handling Package with a 4/12 or later build care to report on whether their car has this metal brick attached to the front dampers or not?
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A buddy at work has the exact same car as mine, but later build. I will find out his date and check out his struts to see...if he drove it in today.
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