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Old 08-21-2012, 07:26 AM   #21
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Is $985 really that much for shocks, springs, and sway bars?

I've never had a "mainstream" car, just weird stuff with a vague aftermarket, so that seems like a pretty fair price to me for a whole package.

In other new, boy would I love to swap in an ST steering rack some day. I wonder what would need to happen on the electrical side of things to do that.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:32 AM   #22
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[QUOTE=frinesi2;4315058]Is $985 really that much for shocks, springs, and sway bars?

Thats starting to get into coilover pricing^^^^^^
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #23
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Cheap coilovers, and that doesn't get you sways. If you're goal was a lot of drop the FRPP kit wouldn't be the way to go anyway.
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$985.00 for springs/dampers & sway bars= wow.Thats coilover pricing. For that kind of money wouldn't thr rear knuckles from the st & the rear sway bar be in the kit? Don't forget 'bout bbk's either. The st also uses 12.6'' rotors.
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:46 AM   #25
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How is the Fiesta kit (less sways) $299?? LINK
$1346 to me here in Aus for the Focus kit.
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How is the Fiesta kit (less sways) $299?? LINK
$1346 to me here in Aus for the Focus kit.
Like I was saying, that's similiar pricing for frrp's damper/spring kits. Add your sway bars & I don't see 985.00. So one would figure for that kind of money the st rear bar & knuckles would come in the kit. Thats also the starting pricing of coilovers too.
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:15 AM   #27
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I don't know... I keep on seeing this and thinking SVT suspension on a standard Mk1... Will fill the void for most but if you really want it to handle, you're going to want Moar... Moar low, Moar bar, Moar something...
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I'm throwing the ST stuff on my car because it's A) cheap and B) available.

Nobody else has a quality shock/strut option available yet, so it's more of a stop-gap effort on my part. Eventually, I'll go with Koni Yellows or Bilsteins, but for now, the ST-stuff will do better than my stock touring shocks & struts. I simply need something that pairs better with the Eibach springs & Steeda sway that I already have.

Yeah, there's always moar low and moar stiff, but I've been there and done that. I won't do coilovers on another DD until I own a house with a garage and have a winter beater, or live in California.
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I'm throwing the ST stuff on my car because it's A) cheap and B) available.

Nobody else has a quality shock/strut option available yet, so it's more of a stop-gap effort on my part. Eventually, I'll go with Koni Yellows or Bilsteins, but for now, the ST-stuff will do better than my stock touring shocks & struts. I simply need something that pairs better with the Eibach springs & Steeda sway that I already have.

Yeah, there's always moar low and moar stiff, but I've been there and done that. I won't do coilovers on another DD until I own a house with a garage and have a winter beater, or live in California.

I will be going your direction for sure. I sent Tousley Ford a query on prices and hope to have the money to do it all soon.
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Tire Rack now has the Eibach Sport-System Plus Kit up on their site now... $424. Might give Ford a run for its dollars!

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