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Old 05-02-2014, 11:05 AM   #11
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thenorm just mentioned to stay away from eBay brands, if you get the real brand names it doesn't matter where you get it of course. I got the Eibachs on eBay myself, just make sure they're for the wagon 00-05. In terms of sway bars, I just mentioned it because I didn't know if the non-street, non-ZTW models came with them. Was just to make sure, nothing else. In terms of shocks and struts, you can go with KYB AGX Adjustables if you want something better but not over the top. Cheaper, you can still go with KYB Excel G and be fine with that minimal a drop.

Any other suggestions from anyone else?
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Ah okay, "ebay brands"..... Who the $&*$ would do that? lol :)

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll take a look at what those companies offer, and I'm not looking for anything fancy, just a inch drop, with good shocks.

EDIT: Do these look like good shocks. They say "GR-2" ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KYB-GR2-STRU...f54362&vxp=mtr
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:21 PM   #13
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Those are fine, they are actually the exact same as the Excel-G but with a different paint (silver instead of black). Here's the info on that:

Difference between Excel-G and Excel-GR2
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Cool, thanks, with those, I'll get the Eibachi springs.


BTW have you ever dealt with the rust spot right infront of the rear tires? On my driver side it has made a hole it got so bad.

I'll obviously have to fix this, but it is a common thing on early focus wagons?
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Not mine, but it originally came from Arizona and I'm in North Texas - not much to rust from here. I would imagine you deal with salt on the roads and that would be more likely to cause that kind of damage.
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What item in that ebay link (above) makes the kit unique to the wagon only?
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What item in that ebay link (above) makes the kit unique to the wagon only?
True, no part # there. Only thing you can go by is their rep and that they say it is. The main difference is going to be the rear, the front will be the same as other Focii. But I'd be careful if there's no way to verify a part # though, unless you can verify it somehow. I have had good luck with reputable dealers on eBay though.
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Yea, I check on the part number, was more so throwing that one up as a illustration.


BTW: The difference is all in the rear, zx3 shocks go up into a well and poke through the trunk for a nut to go on top. while wagon shocks have eye holes on each side like a truck usually does.

Also the spring rates are different, a zx3 does not weight as much in the rear as the wagon does. Therefor people tend to not put zx3 or sedan springs on a wagon.
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