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Old 07-22-2013, 03:06 AM   #1
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Sportline vs Pro Kit Springs

So im looking to lower my car in the near future and im all for eibach but im not sure whether to go with the sportline or the pro kit, actually im not even sure what the difference between them is? any thoughts would be great...

and even though i don't hit the track or drag race or anything like that should i upgrade my shocks while im at it???


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Old 07-22-2013, 06:49 AM   #2
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Pro kit will level the car right over the tires and the street kit gives it a slightly tucked look. I think it's a .8 drop vs a 1.2"drop. I want the pro kit.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:49 PM   #3
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Prokit is about 1.4" drop and sportline is 2". Prokit does level the car. I have it on my car but I'm not really liking how the front end seems to drop harshly going over dips and such on the freeway. Its almost as if someone suddenly pushed down on the front end. I keep thinking its about to bottom out. Checked the springs and they're fine. The struts are new kyb agx and set to position 3 out of 4. Just seems like the front spring rates are little too soft on the prokit which is letting the front dive. The rears don't really do it all. Will probably try a diff spring since I don't think its anyhting to do with the AGX setup.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:51 PM   #4
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Just notice you guys have the mk3 so it might not really be comparable to my mk1. Local guy did put the steeda springs on his 2013 and seems to like them.
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Yea, so far so good. They're still a bit stiff but that will go away soon... hopefully. I originally considered getting the pro-kit for my car.
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Prokit is about 1.4" drop and sportline is 2". Prokit does level the car. I have it on my car but I'm not really liking how the front end seems to drop harshly going over dips and such on the freeway. Its almost as if someone suddenly pushed down on the front end. I keep thinking its about to bottom out. Checked the springs and they're fine. The struts are new kyb agx and set to position 3 out of 4. Just seems like the front spring rates are little too soft on the prokit which is letting the front dive. The rears don't really do it all. Will probably try a diff spring since I don't think its anyhting to do with the AGX setup.
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Just notice you guys have the mk3 so it might not really be comparable to my mk1. Local guy did put the steeda springs on his 2013 and seems to like them.
Seems like the new Focus doesn't even compare in anyway to the old when it comes to the prokit and sportlines. I did the same thing when I first read through the thread.
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I think my numbers are close for the 3rd gens.
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They sound about right from what I have heard from other owners.
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ok so besides the difference in drop height what is the difference between the two?
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Spring rates are most likely different. The prokit likely will not be as stiff as the sportline. Generally shorter springs are stiffer.
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