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Old 09-17-2013, 01:15 AM   #11
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:39 AM   #12
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I went for H&R in my 2013 Sport..

I've used the brand before in various cars and always great ride and handling

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Old 09-17-2013, 08:49 AM   #13
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Not meaning to hi-jack (and I know I have a LOW post count) here but I have seen several posts regarding the Sportlines. Love the look that people are getting from these springs, but I am really concerned about the ride quality after install - particularly rebound.

I have read several posts that claim the ride quality has not suffered without the use of new dampers. I find this astonishing. I have owned a couple of cars in my day and each and every time I have dropped without new dampers, the rebound was just way off. Each and every time I have had to put in new dampers after several hundred miles on new/lower springs. This includes H&R, Eibach, etc.

So for those running the Sportlines, there is no decrease in dampening/rebound rate? Even at highway speeds and hitting low slung dips. The car settles right back in? Doesn't kick you in the kidneys after several hours? When you are at a slow roll at a light/stop sign and hit the brakes to stop, there is a firm stop? Not a dip, then bounce? Make sense?

Really looking for some input from those running these springs. Just springs or did you run with new dampers?

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There would be no change in the dampening/rebound rate for those that only swapped springs. Generally speaking, it will ride like a slightly more firm OEM setup.

That being said, the best inexpensive performance suspension setup is the Sportlines paired with ST front struts and the Ti Handling Package rear shocks. When all is said and done you will have spent roughly $100 less than the V-Maxx coils and be within .25-.5" of their lowest (with modifications) setting. Those struts/shocks are valved for a higher spring-rate so you will have better overall performance than what is installed on your SE.
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Old 09-17-2013, 02:04 PM   #14
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There would be no change in the dampening/rebound rate for those that only swapped springs. Generally speaking, it will ride like a slightly more firm OEM setup.

That being said, the best inexpensive performance suspension setup is the Sportlines paired with ST front struts and the Ti Handling Package rear shocks. When all is said and done you will have spent roughly $100 less than the V-Maxx coils and be within .25-.5" of their lowest (with modifications) setting. Those struts/shocks are valved for a higher spring-rate so you will have better overall performance than what is installed on your SE.
Thanks for the info. I have just never had a good experience in replacing just the springs so this is new to me. I am in no hurry however and I think I may add these (once released) to the Sportlines:

http://www.koni-na.com/cat_search.cf...&submit=Search

I am not sure I will go V-Maxx coil route. I have read that nightmare thread and it seems to me that company dropped the ball a bit - not even mentioning the failed R&D here. I have run ST Coilovers before and really like them. If I decide I want adjustable again, I may go that route. For now however, the Sportlines look to be where I want the car.... and if swapping out just the springs makes the ride just slightly more firm than stock, I would be a happy camper. RSB and other bits would dial it in nicely for my DD.

Sorry for the hi-jack... Back to the OP's question though....

I will NEVER buy H&R anything ever again. I had a horrible experience with their product (RSB) for my A6. Customer service was horrendous and they could care less about the little guy. So, as opposed to offering a solution that their product created (costing them little to nothing), they lost a customer for life. So, in the end they lost more money than just working with a customer that reported a problem.

Eibach has always been solid. Go Eibach if your other choice is H&R.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:54 PM   #15
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:35 PM   #16
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I installed the Eibach Pro-Kit on my 2007 Mustang GT and loved it, so I'd say Eibach
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:31 AM   #17
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If I purchase my car after the lease I'm planning on putting on Eibach Pro-Kit + Bilstein HD dampers.

I have no scientific explanation but I can imagine that if the springs are stiffer and the shocks are not also uprated that the car would be bouncy(?). I see lowered cars all the time that do this as they drive over even small bumps...
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:47 PM   #18
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If I purchase my car after the lease I'm planning on putting on Eibach Pro-Kit + Bilstein HD dampers.

I have no scientific explanation but I can imagine that if the springs are stiffer and the shocks are not also uprated that the car would be bouncy(?). I see lowered cars all the time that do this as they drive over even small bumps...

This "bouncy" that you speak of is what I have experienced in other cars when just replacing springs (with higher spring rates). Others on this board say that does not happen with the Sportlines. Sooo, I am not sure what I want to do. Just do the springs or wait and do springs with Koni Yellows (adjustable) once they are released (late 2013 according to their site). It just makes sense to replace the dampers with different valving for lower springs. But then again, this Focus thing is a whole new world for me.
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I just got mine and it came with h&r spings and struts in the front and h&r springs in the rear and I love it it handles really tight and still rides awesome. I was looking into replaceing my suspension and decided after a bit of research I was def!! keeping the H&r but also this is my first svt so I have no idea how it rides any other way. but I like!!!
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