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Old 11-13-2012, 02:05 PM   #31
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2013 SE Sport 5 speed, I have the plate spacer, no noise.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:21 PM   #32
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2013 SE 5 spd, 201A, Al LCA.
I have the thick spacer, and no clunk.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:33 PM   #33
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I took the survey.

Here are some more observations I did today.

I have a July 27th built SEL Sedan with 16'' alloy wheels.
I dont have the thick spacer. I do have the front clunking noise and its more noticable when I have passagers with me.

Took my car in today for the DCT again and was given a 2013 SE Flex/fuel loaner. This loaner has the additionnal plating and the front suspension is VERY quiet. Before leaving the dealer, I checked another Focus in the showroom, an april 2012 built...no extra plating on this one. The loaner I have is a very enjoyable ride. I will put it tru some real testing as I will use it to go tru my daily gauntlet ride to my office in Montreal. I'll report back tomorow night

Hoping this helps.

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #34
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Aye, I drove a '13 ST with the plates. Sounded solid as a rock, very smooth, and very quiet.

For the record, I installed the ST front suspension on my car (struts, strut mounts, fresh strut bearings), but don't have the reinforced plates on my strut brace. My car sounds horrible right now.
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