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Old 03-07-2013, 10:44 AM   #11
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Does this affect camber at all?
How about ride height? If ride height is affected how much would it change without cutting?

Finally was it hard to do the cuts and make them even?

Thanks! This and the electric focus mm are on my shortlist for upgrades.
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Does this affect camber at all?
How about ride height? If ride height is affected how much would it change without cutting?

Finally was it hard to do the cuts and make them even?

Thanks! This and the electric focus mm are on my shortlist for upgrades.
Lowering always effects Camber, but it is all still adjustable within spec on this drop. I did an alignment after the install.

Ride height is dropped about ~1" all around.

Apparently if you dont cut the front will go up about a qtr to a half inch above stock which basically makes that install useless.

No the cut was very easy to do, you basically cut above where the orignal last coil ends. There is a brown insulator that starts there as well so its a good tell to where to stop looking.


I love the drop but the best part of this mod is the spring rate, which as torquerules mention its almost feels like a stock mazdaspeed 3. Id say this is your best bang for buck in a OEM+ suspension mod
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What are the years of MazdaSpeed 3 that would be the same as these? 2010+? Are the springs non-progressive?

I find it interesting that a lot of FF members prefer non-progressive and most aftermarket lowering springs are progressive. Is it to maintain ride quality?
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I got mine from a 2012 MS3

Honestly I put new rims on and hated the gap, this seemed like a good idea.

Reasonably priced with OEM type quality

I find the prolines not enough of a drop and sport lines too low for a DD in the Great White North.

Also in Canada I get dinged with huge duties which can raise the price of springs by $100 at times when shipping from the US
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I used 2010 springs cut one coil from the front and instant awesome! :D
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Thanks Guys, Just bought a 2012 set from eBay for $90 shipped.
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I'm looking at the Eiback pro-kit and a set of swaybars and call it good for a street Focus.
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Thanks Guys, Just bought a 2012 set from eBay for $90 shipped.
What did you search? I wouldn't mind picking up a set but my Ebay fu is weak.
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What did you search? I wouldn't mind picking up a set but my Ebay fu is weak.
"Mazdaspeed Springs", then I clicked "Used" under Condition in the left column.
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Finally!

So glad this day is here. My 2012 with 2012 MS3 springs. Thanks to everyone who posted how to do this. 7/8" drop rear, 5/8" drop front (with 1 coil cut off).

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