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Old 09-15-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
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How Low Should I Go?? Plus other ??'s...

Just picked up an 2001 Focus Wagon - my first FWD car and first 4cyl motor - and I LOVE IT. I had a few questions tho;

1) Looking at Tein S.Tech Lowering Springs Lowers Front/Rear: -2.3/-2 inch

Is that too low?? Was gonna leave the stock 15's for now and maybe get some 16's in the future. Are many people comfortably dropping that low in these cars? and is it practical? or would a smaller drop be better?

here's the springs:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TEIN-S-TECH-...5e4cc3&vxp=mtr

2) Can ANYONE find a relatively cheap ($150ish) good exhaust system that's NOT a 4"+ can?? Way too big...

3) Is there a company that makes a top spoiler for the wagon? I can only find one guy on here with one and apparently he wants top dollar :/

4) What is a good LED bulb to replace all the dome/reading lights?

Thanks for your responses, i'll get some pics of this thing soon, i've had my kayak on the roof for a week or so...also looking for the thule crossroad roofrack if anyone is coming off of one. (attaches to stock rails)


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Old 09-15-2012, 01:43 AM   #2
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Yes 2.3/2 inch is very comfy in a focus. you can do do 3 with no problems. Any lower your gonna need some serious suspension work and it's been done many, many times.
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for the dome light, go to oznium.com and go to the dome lights on the left side. 15ish bucks, any color you want, fit perfectly in the focus (get the small size). i love mine and its super bright and fast install. be careful or youll also end up buying a ton of light there, as theyre so cheap, and shipping is insanely fast. (ordered tuesday at 12am, recieved thursday at noon.. with regular shipping)
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Yes 2.3/2 inch is very comfy in a focus. you can do do 3 with no problems. Any lower your gonna need some serious suspension work and it's been done many, many times.
^^^This

For exhaust, you gotta pay to play FsWerks makes one of the best around for the Focus

You could see how much an exhaust shop would charge to custom make you one.

Interior lighting go here:
www.superbrightleds.com

Dome lights are 3610-CW4

Reading lights are BA9S-W-120-12V

Don't know of anyone that makes spoilers for a wagon.
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thanks all - gonna probably order these springs and i'll check out those sites for the lights.

i understand the whole pay to play thing lol I have a R6 thats has just $4k in extra an dits not even street legal, just set up for stunts haha

also - are the wagons different springs in the rear? i've heard mixed things...
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Yes wagons have different rear suspension.

Look here (Bat.inc)
http://97.74.32.155/files/focus.pdf

They're the only place that I know of that has any suspension parts for the wagon.
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Yes wagons have different rear suspension.

Look here (Bat.inc)
http://97.74.32.155/files/focus.pdf

They're the only place that I know of that has any suspension parts for the wagon.
great link - thanks pyro - good experience ordering from this company?
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yes, Bat.inc is a very reputable company. Great business to deal with!
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tell me how those springs are, and are you putting them on yourself or professional?
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.... also on that ebay site, its says except wagons and you said yours was a wagon right? so they wouldn't fit correctly i would believe
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