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Old 10-01-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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replacing stock springs with Eibach sportline lowering springs

Hi guys, I need information about changing my stock spring with sportline springs. I want to lower my focus 2011 ses but some guys were telling me its not a good idea. Is there anybody who has done the same thing without changing other suspension kits? Please advice


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Old 10-01-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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The stock shocks wont have proper dampening for the stiffer springs. You'll be bouncing all over the place and your shocks will blow out in a few months.
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and you need to find a great wheel alignment guy
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those springs are way too much for the stock shocks. they start out very soft then ramp up stiffness. Even then they arent stiff enough for the amount of drop they have. I had those with Tokico adjustables and evan then it felt like the car would lean onto its bumpstops when cornering
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Posted via FF Mobile The FRPP kit will probably be better. Extreme springs like that will kill your stock shocks, if you do a drop it needs to be done right with a complete kit.
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Is there any shocks that would fit and would work better with the sportline?
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'00-'05 kit & the omni kit & your golden

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Is there any shocks that would fit and would work better with the sportline?
Grab the Sportline system for'00-'05 cars from Tirerack for $441.= hit up Jillian. The hit up Karl at Massive for the ''Omni kit''= sleeves that take up the clearence between the smaller diameter struts on the earlier '00-'05 cars & your bigger diameter strut mount in your spindles.
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Is there any shocks that would fit and would work better with the sportline?
Unfortunately there's not too many currently available. For some reason many of the big component manufacturers passed on the second gen Focus. Even Ford is no longer producing the Ford Racing shocks and springs, which is a shame because this was good stuff at reasonable prices.

There is an options though. Massive make an adapter called the Omni kit that allows the use of 1st gen suspension kits and parts. This opens up quite a few more springs and shocks options. The Sportlines are a love or hate them spring. The spring rates make matching a shock to them somewhat difficult. Koni Sports are probably the best option but also one of the more expensive ones. There's no cheap shock/strut that can adequately dampen these springs.
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thanks for the info's..now I am thinking about how the Omni kit would help...needs more knowledge on this
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thanks for the info's..now I am thinking about how the Omni kit would help...needs more knowledge on this
The omni kit is more or less a shim that goes over the base of 00-05 struts so that they will fit into an 06+ knuckle. 00-05 struts were smaller in diameter than 06+ struts. Just remember if you go this route, you must use 00-05 springs with the 00-05 struts as 06+ springs will not fit the earlier struts.
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