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Old 01-25-2006, 01:13 PM   #1
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Cup kit vs Coilovers

im trying to decide betweend H&R cupkit and their Coilovers. the cup kit would be perfect because its not too expensive, it will drop the car, and preformance will be great. the only concern i have is will the 17in tires rub during hard cornering? thats why i thought of the coilovers, but they are much more exspensive, and i probably wouldnt ever need to adjust the height. does anyone know which set is better? i eventually want to get into some sort of autocross so im thinking of the coilovers, but i dont know if they are worth it. is there a brand of coilovers that are better or less expensive but as good? thanks


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Considering the cup kit drops you 2.5-2.75 inches, I will go out on a limb here and say it will rub under hard cornering.

Coil-overs may be more expensive, but are definitely nice.

You could just go with Sportline springs and the KYB struts/shocks.
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A lot will depend on tire width, wheel width, and offset. Anything lower than a two inch drop significantly increases the chances of rubbing. Combine that with minimal offset (40-42mm) and a wide rim or increased tire width and some sort of rubbing is pretty much assured.
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i think im just going to go with the coilovers. i might as well go all out
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there ya go...not to say h&r is half ass...just not adjustable..since i only have 15" rotas i dont hav ethe same problem as you
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ok, now another question. would HR be the best coilovers? what about Tein? i know hr is great but what is the best?
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KW, H&R, or Bilstein are the best coilovers made for the Focus.
you forgot hotbits.
I hear those are very good, and even have 2nd reserve thingy... what's that bit called again?

a seperate canister, which holds extra oil and gas...
I wonder where you can find them? someone on here or fj posted 'em...
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http://hotbits.org/v2/feature.cfm?id=1

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Does that mean some of these are not affordable..?

Ohlins doesn't even list Ford...nice pictorals though...
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