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Old 09-18-2012, 10:48 PM   #161
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so could i buy the Frpp performance shock/strut kit and use H&R sports on them?
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:16 AM   #162
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In theory you can use any spring that fits our cars and is advertised as a 1.5" drop, which is what the FRPP is advertised. Spring rates may be different but it should work
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:38 PM   #163
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Not sure if that was the same price as it was on Tousley but found it here.

Part #'s used:

Springs: M-5560-ZX3B
Dampers: M-18000-ZX3B

If they still have them I might buy this setup, better than going with the H&R Cup Kit I was thinking about for $390 + $100 for the Omni Kit.

Anyone know anything about this site?
http://www.fortesparts.com/shopping_...0-ZX3B&sort=2a
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Hmm, I wonder if Ford started making them again. The springs weren't listed on their catalog but if you do a search it says its available again. Tousley still doesn't list them online but it may be worth a call. Maybe Ford saw we were looking for them and started producing them again? Idk, I'd call and find out

I don't know anything about that site but if you go to www.fordracingparts.com and search for those numbers it says they are avaiable. Give Tousley a call and see if you can buy from them Darder
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:09 PM   #165
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Just emailed the white bear lake Tousley Parts Dept. near me to see what they say.
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This is the response I got from Tousley:

The M-5560-ZX3B is no longer available. A popular alternative has been the M-5560-ZXM1, which we have in stock. These provide a bit more drop and are a little stiffer than the ZX3B.

The M-18000-ZX3B runs $159.50, and in stock as well

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So I guess my next question is would the M-5560-ZXM1 be liveable on a daily driver that sees mostly hwy miles?

Spring Rates:
ZXM1: 120-160 and 110-280

^^ Why are the rates different for the same spring?

Since this seems to be the best bang for your buck I will probably end up doing it but I just wanted to get some insight from the experts

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Rates are different probably due to placement, front vs rear. As for being liveable, that's up to you. Guys drive in slammed on coil cars all day. Being that you say its mostly highway I would say go for it. You shouldn't be hitting messes up roads at any high speeds in any car, unless you got lots of money.
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Well I suppose I have (for the most part) waited for others to do something to their car and provide feedback before I try it on my car so maybe I will do this and give my feedback for once. I will buy the parts for the swap and put them on this Spring (Pun intended). I was considering the H&R cup kit but that would cost around ~$500 so I think this is a better "budget friendly" option in my opinion. Might as well do the suspension, brakes, and endlinks all at the same time.


P.S. Car is making that "pop" sound when I get after it on right hand turns so I am thinking the endlinks are junk which is a problem most of our cars have. Time for some MOOGS!


EDIT: Just ordered my MOOG endlinks. Use Code 110294729047570 for 5% off. Only ended up being $1.70 but hey I'll take it.

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Old 10-31-2012, 11:11 AM   #169
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Just putting this here for a reference to look at when I bring my car in for allignment and to help anyone else that may read this in the future. Originally posted by Geezer

For most Foci (especially 00 to 05) the following specs work. For 06+ cars these specs also seem to work, but rear camber (per Ford), should not exceed -1.3 degrrees:

Front toe: .01 to .02 inches of "toe-out" but no more (zero toe if you have poly bushings)
Rear toe: .04 inches of "toe-in" (per side)
Front Camber: anything "within spec".... its non-adjustable.
Rear camber: -1.0 to -1.5 degrees (you can go less without problems but some negative camber tends to improve handling characteristics). More than -1.5 degrees and you start to promote inside edge tire wear especially if your toe setting exceeds what's recommended above.
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Just putting this here for a reference to look at when I bring my car in for allignment and to help anyone else that may read this in the future. Originally posted by Geezer

For most Foci (especially 00 to 05) the following specs work. For 06+ cars these specs also seem to work, but rear camber (per Ford), should not exceed -1.3 degrrees:

Front toe: .01 to .02 inches of "toe-out" but no more (zero toe if you have poly bushings)
Rear toe: .04 inches of "toe-in" (per side)
Front Camber: anything "within spec".... its non-adjustable.
Rear camber: -1.0 to -1.5 degrees (you can go less without problems but some negative camber tends to improve handling characteristics). More than -1.5 degrees and you start to promote inside edge tire wear especially if your toe setting exceeds what's recommended above.

FWIW, my rear camber is -1.9 degrees. Its a little excessive but I did (and still do) not feel like buying camber arms or bolts. I have had no excessive wear. This does not apply to all people since we are all running different styles/sizes of wheels and tires but I just don't want you to be scared if you hit this number.
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