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Old 08-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #1
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Can the SVT handling package be installed on the 2010 SES?

My struts are blown from too much high speed driving on crappy highways so its time for new struts. I have been reading the Forums trying to figure out a good replacement for them that is better then stock SES but not super expensive. I was wondering if the SVT package from Ford motorsports will fit it and what part numbers I really need.


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not without the massive omni kit.
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The FRPP kit will bolt right in(=
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Upgrading to a performance strut will only make the ride worse on a bad highway and if that's where most of your driving is done... it may be something to consider.

This is a complicated area because all the parts from all Focus years will fit with the right modifications, but some struts are not compatible with some springs.

If you buy the SVT struts, you would need the "Omni kit" to mount them as well as matching springs as the 08+ springs won't fit.

You can buy the 06-07 FRPP kit, but that only works with 06-07 springs and it lowers the car 1.5" so the factory alignment cannot be corrected without additional parts. (Alternatively, you can use your 08+ springs with the factory top hats, but some people do not recommend reusing these parts. It's up to you)

My suggestion would be to call or click tousleyfordparts.com and order direct replacements. They're pretty cheap and if you want to go high-performance later on you'll be under less pressure to do it quickly so you can do it right.
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I don't drive that road anymore and I do about 25,000 miles a year in my car on almost all good roads. The SVT kit is cheap even with the adapters if that what it needs. It lowers about 1" at the most - is what I understand and is at a reasonable price.
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So using the M-3000-ZX3 Ford Racing kit + the Massive OMNI-KIT Suspension Adapter + new top-hats for the front struts from 2005?

$250 - M-3000-ZX3
$ 95 - Massive OMNI-KIT Suspension Adapter
$ 25 - 2 NEW 2005 top spring seats
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$370 + shipping.

What other parts would I need to convert over to the SVT suspension?
I am not looking for ultra low just an improvement without spending a mass of money.

It will cost me about $200 just to replace the struts and shocks with OEM.
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if you're going w/ Ford Racing parts i'd just go w/ the ZX3B stuff. you won't need an adapter or anything like that so long as its 06-07. if i'm not mistaken that would be cheaper than $370 from Tousley.
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if you're going w/ Ford Racing parts i'd just go w/ the ZX3B stuff. you won't need an adapter or anything like that so long as its 06-07. if i'm not mistaken that would be cheaper than $370 from Tousley.
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You only needs the springs and the shock and struts. No omni-kit is needed.
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You can use part M-18000-ZX3B ($160) with your factory springs and factory top-mounts, but those struts are designed to be used with M-5560-ZXM1 lowering springs so using factory springs would put the struts outside of their designed operational range. It's likely you wouldn't have any issues for many thousands of miles, but as far as I know, nobody has used those struts on stock springs.

This thread: http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=275709 will tell you all you need to know about your suspension options on 08+ models.

Edit: That thread seems to be missing some posts? Where's the big Mk2 suspension thread that explains all the differences in suspension from year to year??
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Well I decided to go with M-5560-ZX3B springs and M-18000-ZX3B damper kit with a set of K100009 camber bolts for the rear. They are supposedly being shipped and on the way so we will see if I get the right springs. I ordered them from Fordracingparts123 and they said they had them in stock.

So the question is since I am dropping 1.5" what else do I need to complete this install? Front camber plate?
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