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Old 05-31-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Should I autocross my Focus?

I recently purchased a 02 ZX3 focus with 170k miles for a daily driver. I've been wanting to get into autocross with my Evo, but I feel like I need to learn on something a bit slower. I read some of the stickies on autocross, but Im still not sure what I would need to do to the car (suspension ect) to keep me in more of a stock class.

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Old 05-31-2011, 03:55 PM   #2
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just keep it stock and learn like that. I Autocross my focus for a while now and it is ATX :p read my list of upgrades and Im still in a ST class.
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To stay in the stock class would I be able to swap the svt suspension in and poly bushings?
I want to stay in the lowest class possible, but still have fun
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Only if you do the "complete" SVT package. In other words , not worth the trouble. To start , just get a good set of tires, not stickies, and work on staying on course and your driving.
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It does have a lot of miles though so i thought freshening up the suspension with atleast the springs and struts.

As for tires, should i use a 15" rim with high performance street tires instead of a dot tire?
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arent those the same thing? And again what class are you planning on then?
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:07 PM   #7
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Well Id like to be in the stock class. From what I understand, you can swap parts from any trim of the same model car.

high performance tires arent the same at a dot r compound tire
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In stock, you can change shocks and the front sway bar. But not coil over shocks. Wheel size that came with the car when new. All tires need a DOT number to run, r-comps and street tires both.
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What suspension would you recommend? I'm on somewhat of a tighter budget due to this being my daily and not my project......yet haha
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MOOG front sway bar links and Koni STR-t if the shocks and struts are worn. Koni's are on sale now at Tire Rack. Just put a set of those struts on for that reason. Yellows are better but costly. Most important is to drive events. Talk to and ride with experienced drivers!
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