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Old 09-25-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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Svt Suspension!!!

Well after seeing how the svt suspesion looks on a svt focus in person, i must say it doesnt look that bad. I was throwing the tought out the window b/c it says it only lowers the car a half an inch, and it didnt seem all that much too me. But after seeing my focus and a svt side by side, you can definitly tell the difference, especiall in the front. So since i really wasnt planning on dumping loads of money into my sad autotragic, i figure the great deal they call the svt suspension would be perfect for my little focus. Anyone who has this supension tell me how much it changed the ride and your thoughts on it compared to the old suspension and i know it comes with a rear sway bar....but what front sway bar do you guys recommend using in conjunction with this system. And will the rear and front sway bar even work on my car? Ive heard no all of them came with them, or was that just for the 05s. Thanks


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Old 09-25-2005, 02:18 PM   #2
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I've ordered an SVT Suspension Kit (Amongst other things) from McNewsAutomotive.com recently and once I get it installed I'll give a review on it. If you look underneath the rear of your Focus, you will see either a stock rear sway bar or you won't. If you do have a stock sway, then you will be able to use the SVT Sway without any troubles.

If you don't have the stock rear sway, the following thread will help to show you how you can fabricate some mounting points for one.

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...threadid=58305

As for a front sway to use in conjunction, I would recommend the H&R Front Sway Bar. Here's a link for one I found from NewEdgePerformance.com

http://www.newedgeperformance.com/in...ROD&ProdID=138

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I can't offer you a before and after assesment but if you are looking for a sport biased suspension for real driving on real roads and streets, SVT pegged it for the Focus.
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does the front sway bar have to be smaller then the rear one....b/c the H&R front sway is 24mm and the svt one is 22mm. All the kits i see the front sway is like 22mm and the rear is like 24 or 25?
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We are getting the SVT suspension for the ST but we are gonna use Eibach sways instead of the SVT ones.

I was told stiffer springs, smaller bar. Softer springs, bigger bars.
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Old 09-25-2005, 07:26 PM   #6
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^^^k....say if i got tired of the ride height after a while....would i have to buy say a whole eibach suspension kit(springs/shocks/dampers) or are the svt shocks and dampers just as good and i could just get the eibach springs? I know you cant just get springs with the non svt suspension, but are the svt ones stronger and thus u dont need new shocks and dampers?
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The svt suspension consist of, Tokico struts, heavier springs and the svt rear sway. The svt struts will work perfectly with other springs. Its all about finding a good balance for your taste. My svt is runnung the stock struts, Tein springs, 22mm front bar and 28.6mm rear bar all with ura. bushings. All this adds up to more than a full G on the skidpad.
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The svt suspension hasn't changed my car at all, it is still sitting in my room.

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the svt springs lower my car 1" in the rear, 1.2" in the front.
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