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Old 07-18-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Suspension Upgrades!

So I have decided that I want to make my focus handle better. It's my daily driver so I can't go too extreme but I would like to make it do corners better and make it a more fun car to drive. I recently got the FRPP kit and the 2 front strut bars. Are there any other mods that are not too expensive that I could do to make a noticeable difference in handling? I am also getting new tires soon so I could use recommendations on a good all-season tire.


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Poly bushings for the rear sway bar is a 'next step" that's really inexpensive. Rear is full rubber bushed to start with, so there's more "give" before it responds than at the front where you have ball joint links.

Some say the difference is as much as going to an SVT bar with rubber bushes, just for the better initial response.

Different bar would be the next step in order of price, then prob. poly bushes for the front bar.

I like Tire Rack research on tires, once you pick a short list of candidates the owners reviews (from similar cars) give some great insight to the differences. I've had good luck that way, reading comments from folks who wanted what I was looking for (similar priorities).

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A great a/s tire is DWS's.
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