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Old 02-21-2012, 05:27 PM   #61
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They are one and the same. They are the OEM SVT kits with rear sway bars. If you have a 2000-05 ZX3 or ZX5, you'll get a 0.5" drop without a degradation of ride.

While Amazon is a good place to buy these products, supporting the guys who support our forums is a better deal. You can get the M-3000-ZX3 kit for $247 + shipping via Tousley or Hillbish. Shipping costs depend on where you are. Talk to Tousley if you're in the central, mountain or west coast. Or Hillbish if you're on the eastern seaboard.

I just purchased the SVT dampers with 1.5" drop FRPP springs and a rear SVT sway bar for a total of 390 (shipping included). The bar was bought off of a FF member for a lot less than actual cost.

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thanks but Im still a little confused, is the kit I linked you to on amazon the frpp kit? and can I only find svt oem suspension from a dealership?
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thanks but Im still a little confused, is the kit I linked you to on amazon the frpp kit? and can I only find svt oem suspension from a dealership?
FRPP stands for ford racing performance parts. The links submitted were both the SVT OEM kit, they're readily available both online or through dealers who sell ford racing parts.

You can get them at Hillbish or Tousley (they like us, we like them FF/FJ style) for less than on Amazon and even compared with other dealers who sell FRPP parts.

I'm getting slightly stiffer springs and the drop is 1" more (than the SVT kit), it is being combined with the dampers that come with the SVT kit. It is a mix and match set up with components from the FRPP directory.

I hope this clears up your confusion.
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Anyone know what the alignment specs are for the FRPP springs(1.5" drop) with SVT damper set up?
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Anyone know what the alignment specs are for the FRPP springs(1.5" drop) with SVT damper set up?
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143550

Check here and PM Geezer...he has the specs somewhere.

You will also probably need camber bolts. I would buy them now and have them just in-case the allignment shop needs them so you don't have to wait on parts. I think they're $20-25.
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Look where he live's= Hi-way 1= awesome.
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Living in Santa Cruz, grab the FRPP's kit, you'll love it. I'd also do Dunlop's Direzza Sport Z1= Star Spec's, or for a little less cash, Hankook's Evo 12's. I use to race up & down 17.
Someone knows a thing or two about the roads out here! Where did you live when you were tearing it up in SC?
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:28 AM   #66
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So. San Jose= Santa Therese & Snell rd, then moved to Half Moon bay.

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Someone knows a thing or two about the roads out here! Where did you live when you were tearing it up in SC?
So. San Jose for a little while, then moved to Half Moon bay. I love Hi-way 1. & another good road race rd was La Honda rd.
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Go with SVT

Go with the SVT kit, you will be glad you did. I tried an aftermarket kit first that was a little lower than the SVT and hated every moment of it. Could not get the wheel alignment right no matter what i did, so tires only lasted about 10,000 miles, the ride was brutal. The SVT kit i know have in my 2000 ZX3 rides nice, handles good and i now have 100,000 miles on a set of 17" tires on SVT rims.
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Go with the SVT kit, you will be glad you did. I tried an aftermarket kit first that was a little lower than the SVT and hated every moment of it. Could not get the wheel alignment right no matter what i did, so tires only lasted about 10,000 miles, the ride was brutal. The SVT kit i know have in my 2000 ZX3 rides nice, handles good and i now have 100,000 miles on a set of 17" tires on SVT rims.
What aftermarket kit did you have? E-bay crap or what? Frpp's 1.5'' drop would work awesome where the op live's
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Check here and PM Geezer...he has the specs somewhere.

You will also probably need camber bolts. I would buy them now and have them just in-case the allignment shop needs them so you don't have to wait on parts. I think they're $20-25.
I will do that. For the short term, I'm going to keep my current tires on to assess the wear vs alignment for the new set up.

I noticed that you mention Autolite 103's in your signature. Since you have the same motor as I do, what is your feedback on have the colder plugs?

Is there a noticeable power difference? How about fuel economy?

Try as I might, over the last year, whether I have a feather light foot or a heavy foot, my minimum has been 19.5 mpg to 29.0 mpg. The lower end was almost only in the city and the 29 was mostly highway. I've yet to crack the 30 mpg barrier and I was wondering if changing the plugs may help with that.

Your thoughts...
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:30 PM   #70
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Go with the SVT kit, you will be glad you did. I tried an aftermarket kit first that was a little lower than the SVT and hated every moment of it. Could not get the wheel alignment right no matter what i did, so tires only lasted about 10,000 miles, the ride was brutal. The SVT kit i know have in my 2000 ZX3 rides nice, handles good and i now have 100,000 miles on a set of 17" tires on SVT rims.
Which kit did you have on your car? You have 100k miles on one set of tires? How did you manage that? What kind of tires are they?

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What aftermarket kit did you have? E-bay crap or what? Frpp's 1.5'' drop would work awesome where the op live's
Felix, I'm right there with you buddy, I got a little jittery at first glace for Dave's review...
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