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Old 11-26-2004, 07:02 PM   #1
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Height of H&R Cup Kit on a SVT

I'm really thinking about getting a H&R cup kit but was just wondering how much it lowers the car, since there website quotes a regular focus. Im looking for a measurement of the GAP between the wheel and the fender, just want to make sure Im not going to be too low for the street. Dont want to have to worry about bottoming out or anything. Also, how is the ride compared to stock? Bouncy at all? Thanks!


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Re: Height of H&R Cup Kit on a SVT

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I'm really thinking about getting a H&R cup kit but was just wondering how much it lowers the car, since there website quotes a regular focus. Im looking for a measurement of the GAP between the wheel and the fender, just want to make sure Im not going to be too low for the street. Dont want to have to worry about bottoming out or anything. Also, how is the ride compared to stock? Bouncy at all? Thanks!
The SVT Lowers like a regular Focus on a cup kit. Just add like 1" front and .75" rear. Its perfect. the ride itself feels very much like the stock SVT suspension. Just a tad bit firmer. Its definitely not too low for street use. Not even close. I have 215/40/17 @ 40mm and have not rubbed once.

I think its perfect!

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Front STOCK


Front H&R


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Rear H&R

These pictures were with the STOCK 45 series tires. They rubbed a little on hard dips/ cornering!

This is my buddy driving my car on the highway around 100mph or so...the car just sucks to the pavement @ high speeds! WOOT!



Thats a 40 series tire..

Hope that helps somewhat...I know its not actual measurements, but, to get your lowering, just add like 1" front/ .75" to the number the say it lowers a ZX3..that should get you a round-about figure..
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I'm so envious when I see your ride LojackSVT.
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Thanks a bunch, like the old saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words"...awesome ride, H&R cup kit here i come. One more quick thing, did you need a camber kit or did the stock do the trick.
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Thats what i want to know? If you need a camber kit for the front and back or not.
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Yes, you will need a camber kit in the rear, unless you enjoy going through rear tires every couple of months. Depends really on how hard you drive it. I am having to replace the rears about once a year. So it's not TOO bad, but I also switch for summer/winter wheel tire combos. In any case, yes, you will need a camber kit. Nuff said. Love the ride, though.
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look in my gallery ..or look at my lil vid theres a shot towards the end of the car rolling ...
I have the cup kit on my svt
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Thanks everyone for your info and input
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what about the front do you not need a camber kit there?
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