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Old 04-14-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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Off road ford focus?

Hey I love the independent wheel suspension on my 2002 Ford Focus SVT and it's amazing when I go off road for a little until I start hearing rocks hitting my undercarriage. Is there some sort of suspension kit that would give me like a 2 or 3 inch lift? And is there off road tires I can get?


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Old 04-14-2014, 07:31 AM   #2
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Swapping the SVT springs for standard Focus springs will give you about a 1/2" lift.

Here are some other options I was given when I asked about this a while back. I haven't tried any of them, but I really like what ST12131 did near the end of the thread.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=277107
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My F150 sits 2.5 feet above the ground and I still hear rocks pinging off the undercarriage. Maybe mud flaps would help a little.
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lol kitten your throwing the rocks up, whereas he is more likly bottoming out
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Haha yeah like my bottom does hit the ground pretty hard. I need a lift and a stiffer suspension?
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Thanks Don. I'm still trying to get use to this app called Tapatalk.
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Haha yeah like my bottom does hit the ground pretty hard. I need a lift and a stiffer suspension?
lol my bad. On 2WD trucks people add coil spacers to get an extra 1-3" of height, they're really inexpensive too. I'm sure you could find some for a focus.

maybe these could work - http://www.jcwhitney.com/mr-gasket-s...c11305d620u0j1

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Hey I love the independent wheel suspension on my 2002 Ford Focus SVT and it's amazing when I go off road for a little until I start hearing rocks hitting my undercarriage. Is there some sort of suspension kit that would give me like a 2 or 3 inch lift? And is there off road tires I can get?
you can get a strut spacer for about 1" lift.
RallyRS mentions it here
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...7&postcount=27

i ended up building my own to do the same.

another concern I had was the low hanging header, so I built a skid plate out of 3/16" aluminum sheet i got from a scrap metal place. Its strong enough to hopefully support the car in case of a large impact, but if you'rew just concerned about throwing rock, thinner metal will do.
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Sweet I'm also looking for some off road tires too. I it's fun going off road and going into an open field and just drive around. So why not a FWD car. This helps man.
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