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Old 11-20-2012, 11:17 PM   #1
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Better Handling?

First post, just bought an 06 ZXW. Handling needs to improve.

Part #'s for front and rear sway bars, or recommendations for upgrades will be appreciated!

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:36 PM   #2
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First post, just bought an 06 ZXW. Handling needs to improve.

Part #'s for front and rear sway bars, or recommendations for upgrades will be appreciated!
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How far do you want go? How low? How big of sway bars? For the front is a 21mm, you have a choice of eibachs 22mm & h&rs 24mm. For the rear 20mm svt/ eibachs 25mm/ steeda's race one 28,6mm. What kind of ride can you deal w/? DD, I take it? 1st get the ''Omni kit" from Massive Performance & the get Eibach's sportline system, that'll get you a 2''/2.2'' drop & then add eibachs sway bar kit= 22mm/25mm. That'll get you started. Don't forget to checkout the N/W section for the next g2g meeting.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #3
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Just changing the out the rubber on the anti-roll bars to poly helps.............
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:05 AM   #4
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Hi Felix and Ed, thanks for your advice. I don't want to go to any extreme changes, but I have noticed that there is way more body roll than I am used to. Was hoping that there were some Ford parts I could lok at without any big investment. Perhaps if my Focus already has front and rear sway bars, I should try the poly in place of the rubber as Ed suggested.

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Ford SVT shocks and springs, complete set is $300 and highly recommended (the 06 has a different part number than the true SVT parts).
http://focus.c-f-m.com/fordracingper...fordfocus.aspx
The ford racing dampners and springs are another option; they are a little more money, a little stiffer, and the car sits a little lower.

Eibach front and rear swaybar set, about $240

That combo will give you a nice, predictable, flat cornering Focus without making the ride more harsh or stiff.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:15 AM   #6
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Welcome Moose, you should get some more suspension related feedback here.


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Ford SVT shocks and springs, complete set is $300 and highly recommended (the 06 has a different part number than the true SVT parts).
http://focus.c-f-m.com/fordracingper...fordfocus.aspx
The ford racing dampners and springs are another option; they are a little more money, a little stiffer, and the car sits a little lower.

Eibach front and rear swaybar set, about $240

That combo will give you a nice, predictable, flat cornering Focus without making the ride more harsh or stiff.
The dampners/springs will be tricky, he has a wagon...I'm guessing the wagon will have some more natural body roll just because of the extra car out back as well.

Try here, I believe they carry some wagon parts:
http://www.batinc.net/focus.htm

Parts from 00-05 will still work but you will need the omni-kit from massive to make the front struts fit.
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oops, missed the obvious wagon mention.
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Is the rear sway bar the same in the wagon as the other models? I'm looking into poly bushings so I'm wondering :)
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Welcome Moose, you should get some more suspension related feedback here.
Oops, sorry and thanks. I didn't see the post was moved and and I had re-posted (zxw body roll), that one can be deleted.

Thanks for the help and for the welcome! I look forward to learning more about my Focus and sharing info where I can.

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Thanks also for the BAT link, good resource!
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