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Old 04-04-2008, 09:21 AM   #1
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Lowering zx3

Ok, i just bought my focus and i want to lower it. ive been looking at eibach springs, but they only include springs, is this all i need? what is a good drop? 1.8? 2?


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Old 04-04-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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you should get new dampers as well... with a drop your stock dampers will not last long as they are not designed with a drop in mind. eiback has kits with matched dampers with them as well.1.8 and 2 inch drop is a pretty decent drop... in my opinion at least... im going for the 1.5 inch drop myself.

also, you have to take into account if you are going to get bigger wheels and tires as they might have rubbing issues with your drop
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i dont know how much you want to spend but. the saleen kit has it all for $500,it is also made by eibach.
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I got the eibach sportline springs (2.2 inches or so) and no dampers.

Big mistake.

First of all, I was looking for a bigger drop, and theres still quite a gap out back... up front its perfect though. If its drop you're looking for, get the H&R cup kit, those are pretty dece.

AS FAR AS RIDE QUALITY IS CONCERNED..... get the dampers as well. They might cost a bit more but they improve the ride quality soooooo much, and the car doesnt flay around in the turns. When I go over potholes accidentally, my cd player skips and the whole car sounds like it just busted through a brick wall, sending painful vibrations through my body. I dont mind it that much because you just learn to avoid bumps or go slow over them. And I mean REAL slow. Like, less than 20 km/h. So yeah, get the dampers as well.

by the way, eibach also offers dampers, sway bars and complete kits.

QUESTION for you guys who have put on the cup kit: with stock / unchanged tire and wheel sizes, have you had to modify your wheel wells or fenders in order for the whole setup to fit without rubbing?
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Don't try to go too low or you'll have fender scrub like the svtf. Buying tires sucks.
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The Eibach Pro System (springs and shocks) offers a noticeable height reduction (1.5") and firms up handling nicely without any punishing impacts. Its a great compromise as it drives like a normal car and you don't have to fear speed bumps and pot holes (except the car swallowing kind where everyone is in trouble). Yes, you can go lower but you'll likely experience a number of undesirable handling, ride, and clearance issues for the sake of looks.
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Yes get dampers! I didn't get them right away and my car does the "weeve" when you hit bumps.
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I was going to lower mine but sometimes I need to move anywhere from 500-750 pounds of product arround and my car takes it like a champ ...

On a side note when i have that much weight in the car it looks like it has a 2" drop but cant stop for
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yeah i had to put two bags of peat moss into my trunk once (reaaaaallly heavy) and the thing just looked so much better.

whenever I take 3 people in my car, i can feel the clutch working hard when im doing uphill starts hahah
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QUESTION for you guys who have put on the cup kit: with stock / unchanged tire and wheel sizes, have you had to modify your wheel wells or fenders in order for the whole setup to fit without rubbing?
I have the cup kit and with the stock 16's I have no rubbing with no fender mods. I do however rub in the front under hard cornering with 17x7's 45mm offset with 215/45/17
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