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Old 07-11-2013, 05:30 AM   #1
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Question Extreme lowering

Hi

I need some help/advise...

i have looked around in here but did not find any topic about this that did not involve airsuspension.... Dont want that.. want to be static....

I've lowered my Focus mk1 zx5 as much as possible on the adjustable
coilovers... (even removed the smal spring..)

So i wonder.. what can i do to get it about an inch lower? any parts that can be bought maybe? other suspension parts that also lowers the car?

Running on compomotive 5 spoke(gold) 17 inch rims with 165/35-17 tyres

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Old 07-11-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Hei Morten,

What coil overs are you on now and what are your fender heights? Have you removed the spring perch on the rears, the lock collars/spacers/isolators? The max I've seen for fender heights is just under 22" on K-Sport Kontrol's. I consider anything under 24" to be pretty low and under 23" is getting more extreme, since you will be a mere inches of your frame hitting the ground .

How wide are the compomotives? 165/35 is a tiny tire


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fender hight: 22,8 in front and 23,2 rear
the make of coilovers are TA-technix..

what is a spring perch?? i removed the little spring(help spring) in the front and the one of the to locking screws on the strut, the last one is tight to to the swaybar mount.. in the rear i have removde det adjustment piece of the spring and all rubber between the spring and metal..

i dont want to cut in the springs.. since that is illeagal here in Norway..

The rims are 7"wide only..

my english is sadly not that good that i know all the tech names on the parts :)
lock collars/spacers/isolators?

only had this car about 14 days :) so more things will be added.. including new rims...(gold ones are for my other car)

in the pictures it sits on 205/40-17 (have to take new pictures with new tyres)
sorry for the bad pictures :)

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and throwing in a pic of my old focus :) this one is older than any of your usa focuses ;)
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Hei Morten,

What coil overs are you on now and what are your fender heights? Have you removed the spring perch on the rears, the lock collars/spacers/isolators? The max I've seen for fender heights is just under 22" on K-Sport Kontrol's. I consider anything under 24" to be pretty low and under 23" is getting more extreme, since you will be a mere inches of your frame hitting the ground .

How wide are the compomotives? 165/35 is a tiny tire


Post some pictures of your ride!
by the way.... HEI to you to Rambleon84 ;)
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fender hight: 22,8 in front and 23,2 rear
the make of coilovers are TA-technix..

what is a spring perch?? in the rear i have removed the adjustment piece of the spring and all rubber between the spring and metal..
spring perch is what i was calling the adjustment piece of the spring. Sounds like you already removed most of the parts you can. Does TA-technix sell any shorter springs? There should be other companies that you can custom order a shorter spring.
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shorter springs is a possibility.. i'm thinking about grinding of little on the top of the front pivot/hub/strut mount.. so that the damper sits lower in the mount... and maybe som camberplates that build less than the original mount...??

the just figure out what to do in the back.. shorter springs.. or move the spring mounts in the chassi.. i have to think hard about this.. want aout an inch more :) then put on some side skirts and a front lip :)
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want aout an inch more :) then put on some side skirts and a front lip :)
and then enjoy flat roads and stay away from all bumps, holes and ramps Well keep us posted,
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I would look into ordering custom shorter springs. As rambleon said you have done about everything you can. I know in the states guys will cut the springs to get a little lower depending on what brand coil-overs they have. Good luck! I can't wait to see your cars progress!

By the way your English is better than some here in the States so no worries!!
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