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Old 09-19-2013, 08:18 PM   #1
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hello I was wondering what all im going to have to do and buy to slam my focus it is a 2004 svt like the one in the picture and what brand and parts list please :) on stock 17" svt wheels


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coilovers or a custom air suspension would be needed. I cant tell from that camera angle but that car looks to be less than an inch from pavement, if thats the case, air.

K-sports will get you about as low as possible as far as height goes with coilovers. All the way down and with some of the locks/adjusters/misc things removed will put your fender height around 22". I will say 22" and lower is slammed and will make daily driving challenging though. 23-24" will have no fender gap and you will start tucking the wheels

you will need rear toe and camber adjustment; look at massive for premium stuff and then spc/ac delco/ebay for cheaper options. Camber plates or tubular control arms up front will help but i dont have experience there so i cant chime in. Would be a good idea to have your fenders rolled and modify your front fender liners up front to give more clearance.
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I want coil overs and does anyone ohave a link to a step by step to get your fender clearance and rolling to work out
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I want coil overs and does anyone ohave a link to a step by step to get your fender clearance and rolling to work out
Eastwood make a great fender roller, that bolts to your hub.
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Eastwood make a great fender roller, that bolts to your hub.
Get your hands on a roller like felixthecat suggested. There are plenty of youtube tutorials on how to roll your fenders. Just use heat and take your time. I am not aware of any how-to's on modding your liners, more so just trial and error on those
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dang I don't much care for the well liners lol I don't think I ever put them back on after the rebuild
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dang I don't much care for the well liners lol I don't think I ever put them back on after the rebuild
They do help keep most of the rain water out.
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They do help keep most of the rain water out.
yeah, on my duratec my CAI would be destroyed without them. I had my liner off for a day while i was cutting them up...made sure no rain was in the forecast

Also, just make a note that you may have to remove your brake calipers to fully roll the fenders. The arm on the roller will only be able to get to like 11 o'clock before making contact with the caliper, found out the hard way and didn't have enough time with the roller before my friend needed it back to finish. Most of the rubbing happens around 12 to 1 oclock anyways but i still would like to finish mine off at some point. Im running 17x7 et 42, so i may stick out a little more than a stock et49 svt wheels
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