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Old 01-25-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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I've been looking for front and rear sway bar kits and like parts for my 2011 focus for a long time...this is my first post...I haven't had any luck finding sway bars made for my car...Does anyone have any idea or know of a solution?


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Sway bars '00 - '11 will fit AFAIK. Look for '08-'10 listings, no change to '11

Front struts were different (thicker) from '06 to '11, fitment of ones for an earlier year requires the "Omni kit" (shims) to work.

Catalogs tend to be late in updating for newer years, '08 - '11 were the same but many only list '08 - '10. On this site those are called MkII style cars.

'00-'04 MkI, '05-'07 Mk1.5 (lumped in with MkI or MkII depending on the subject), '08-'11 MkII,'12 & up is the new MkIII - design similarities but virtually no parts interchange.

Not an exhaustive listing of differences, you've got the best non-SVT brakes for example. Just looking for '10 pieces should help.

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Thank you very much...I'll post my findings and pics ASAP
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BTW - just happened to notice that springs changed a bit for '08, so you'd want to stick to '08+ so everything matches.
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Sway bars '00 - '11 will fit AFAIK. Look for '08-'10 listings, no change to '11

Front struts were different (thicker) from '06 to '11, fitment of ones for an earlier year requires the "Omni kit" (shims) to work.

Catalogs tend to be late in updating for newer years, '08 - '11 were the same but many only list '08 - '10. On this site those are called MkII style cars.

'00-'04 MkI, '05-'07 Mk1.5 (lumped in with MkI or MkII depending on the subject), '08-'11 MkII,'12 & up is the new MkIII - design similarities but virtually no parts interchange.

Not an exhaustive listing of differences, you've got the best non-SVT brakes for example. Just looking for '10 pieces should help.

Luck!
Hm...Some correct some isn't, honestly I never knew until I ripped my front end apart.

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BTW - just happened to notice that springs changed a bit for '08, so you'd want to stick to '08+ so everything matches.
The only suspension changes were as he said was the front springs, but don't fear! Anything from an 05-11 will work generally. If you using a spring from an 05-07 Focus, or a Mazda 3 (which you can do) you will need the 05-07 spring top hats. 08-11 Springs are narrow at both ends, 05-07 springs are not.

Here is Teins that will be going on my car. The rears are already on with no issue, these Teins are from a 2008 Mazda 3. The front will need the top hats like I said, on the left is the strut assembled for a Mazda (IGNORE THIS) the one on the right is how it will fit on our cars, small end down, big end up.


So it will go like this:
2005-2011 Focus Front strut, spring (correctly in), 05-07 spring top hat, 08-11 Strut hat

YOU WILL STILL NEED YOU 2008-2011 STRUT HAT, the piece with the three bolts.
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