Michigan people - Page 7032 - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Regional Forums > Great Lakes Fanatics

Great Lakes Fanatics Serving the Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin regions.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2011, 10:43 AM   #70311
klodkrawler05
Sooooooooooo EURO
 
klodkrawler05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Fan#: 47771
Location: Lowell, MI
What I Drive: BMW's

Posts: 14,244
Points 12,618, Level 73
Points: 12,618, Level: 73 Points: 12,618, Level: 73 Points: 12,618, Level: 73
Level Up 43% Completed
Level up: 43% Level up: 43% Level up: 43%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 26 klodkrawler05 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (30)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aku View Post
Yes







Yup, just an exhaust hanger broke in the rear. Tail pipes sit funny now.. nbds
For comparison sake:
My car day after raceland installs (reverse rake, Problem?) fronts can only go to a certain height or they rub stock offset wheels

My car with 17x9.5 rears 17x8.5 fronts axle is .125" from frame


and obligatory scene kid hipster stance shot.
__________________
-Brad
'03 VW Jetta TDI - The Daily Commuter
'02 Chevy Corvette Z06 - The Toy
'99 Triumph Daytona - Death Machine
klodkrawler05 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-15-2011, 10:45 AM   #70312
klodkrawler05
Sooooooooooo EURO
 
klodkrawler05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Fan#: 47771
Location: Lowell, MI
What I Drive: BMW's

Posts: 14,244
Points 12,618, Level 73
Points: 12,618, Level: 73 Points: 12,618, Level: 73 Points: 12,618, Level: 73
Level Up 43% Completed
Level up: 43% Level up: 43% Level up: 43%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 26 klodkrawler05 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (30)
Also keep in mind my stretched tires were 1" shorter than stock tires so while it doesnt appear to be tucking too much tire compared to other pics its actually tucking a fair amount more.


also le sigh......all this talk of slammage makes me want to screw perf. mods and just go hella low on wide wheels and be otherwise stock
__________________
-Brad
'03 VW Jetta TDI - The Daily Commuter
'02 Chevy Corvette Z06 - The Toy
'99 Triumph Daytona - Death Machine
klodkrawler05 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2011, 11:08 AM   #70313
Aku
Sneeze
 
Aku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Fan#: 57726
Location: Novi, MI, United States
What I Drive: 04 A4 Avant, 04 R32T, 94 CBR

Posts: 10,313
Points 10,117, Level 67
Points: 10,117, Level: 67 Points: 10,117, Level: 67 Points: 10,117, Level: 67
Level Up 17% Completed
Level up: 17% Level up: 17% Level up: 17%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 4 Aku Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
lol

I think if I slam rears and go 1" lower front I'll be fine for DD stock wheel etc.. Once spacers come in and we can mount wheels correctly... then we'll have to spend a day playing with ish to make it set right.
__________________
'04 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T 6MT
'04 VW R32 - (O:o)=R32=W====(o:O)
'94 Honda CBR600 F2
Aku is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2011, 11:16 AM   #70314
klodkrawler05
Sooooooooooo EURO
 
klodkrawler05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Fan#: 47771
Location: Lowell, MI
What I Drive: BMW's

Posts: 14,244
Points 12,618, Level 73
Points: 12,618, Level: 73 Points: 12,618, Level: 73 Points: 12,618, Level: 73
Level Up 43% Completed
Level up: 43% Level up: 43% Level up: 43%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 26 klodkrawler05 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (30)
can you go that much lower in front without your collars rubbing on your tires?
I'd say bring fronts all the way down until you have about a credit cards thickness of clearance between collar and tire.

thats an easily DD able height
__________________
-Brad
'03 VW Jetta TDI - The Daily Commuter
'02 Chevy Corvette Z06 - The Toy
'99 Triumph Daytona - Death Machine
klodkrawler05 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2011, 11:22 AM   #70315
Aku
Sneeze
 
Aku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Fan#: 57726
Location: Novi, MI, United States
What I Drive: 04 A4 Avant, 04 R32T, 94 CBR

Posts: 10,313
Points 10,117, Level 67
Points: 10,117, Level: 67 Points: 10,117, Level: 67 Points: 10,117, Level: 67
Level Up 17% Completed
Level up: 17% Level up: 17% Level up: 17%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 4 Aku Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
No idea. Will have to jack up car and looksee

I assume I'll need to pull front wheels off everytime I wanna set front height correct? Rears I know you can get to with wheels still on.
__________________
'04 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T 6MT
'04 VW R32 - (O:o)=R32=W====(o:O)
'94 Honda CBR600 F2
Aku is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2011, 11:27 AM   #70316
klodkrawler05
Sooooooooooo EURO
 
klodkrawler05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Fan#: 47771
Location: Lowell, MI
What I Drive: BMW's

Posts: 14,244
Points 12,618, Level 73
Points: 12,618, Level: 73 Points: 12,618, Level: 73 Points: 12,618, Level: 73
Level Up 43% Completed
Level up: 43% Level up: 43% Level up: 43%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 26 klodkrawler05 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (30)
for Jeff
__________________
-Brad
'03 VW Jetta TDI - The Daily Commuter
'02 Chevy Corvette Z06 - The Toy
'99 Triumph Daytona - Death Machine
klodkrawler05 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2011, 11:31 AM   #70317
klodkrawler05
Sooooooooooo EURO
 
klodkrawler05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Fan#: 47771
Location: Lowell, MI
What I Drive: BMW's

Posts: 14,244
Points 12,618, Level 73
Points: 12,618, Level: 73 Points: 12,618, Level: 73 Points: 12,618, Level: 73
Level Up 43% Completed
Level up: 43% Level up: 43% Level up: 43%
Forum Activity 4%
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
FF Reputation: 26 klodkrawler05 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (30)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aku View Post
No idea. Will have to jack up car and looksee

I assume I'll need to pull front wheels off everytime I wanna set front height correct? Rears I know you can get to with wheels still on.
I never pull my wheels off to adjust height.......granted its tricky once you spin the collars down below the height of the tire but it can be done....its super easy when collars are above height of wheel...just jack up break loose with coil tools then spin down by hand then use wrench again to final tighten
__________________
-Brad
'03 VW Jetta TDI - The Daily Commuter
'02 Chevy Corvette Z06 - The Toy
'99 Triumph Daytona - Death Machine
klodkrawler05 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2011, 12:16 PM   #70318
Aku
Sneeze
 
Aku's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Fan#: 57726
Location: Novi, MI, United States
What I Drive: 04 A4 Avant, 04 R32T, 94 CBR

Posts: 10,313
Points 10,117, Level 67
Points: 10,117, Level: 67 Points: 10,117, Level: 67 Points: 10,117, Level: 67
Level Up 17% Completed
Level up: 17% Level up: 17% Level up: 17%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 4 Aku Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
Noted..
__________________
'04 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T 6MT
'04 VW R32 - (O:o)=R32=W====(o:O)
'94 Honda CBR600 F2
Aku is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2011, 12:22 PM   #70319
dmeray1
Focus Fanatic
 
dmeray1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Fan#: 53215
Location: Allen Park, MI
What I Drive: 2004 Sonic Blue SVT

Posts: 2,122
FF Reputation: 5 dmeray1 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (6)
Leaving for trip to Houston and get to Zeeb onramp and car make not good noise. Crap. I pull off ramp and pop hood to find serpentine belt has a loose piece flapping. Looks like I did not get belt in groove on the ps pump. Cut loose strand and walked belt on to correct groove with a Sharpie pen!! All good and cruising out of Terra Haute! ! Lol
__________________
'04 Sonic Blue SVT. Built 10/30/03, 344 of 1978. CFM STS, CFM TB, K&N Drop In, 2 1/2" Borla Center Exit, Jay's HFC, Energy rear mount, Edge rear wiper, Eibach Pro Kit, Mini mud flaps, RS wing, Massive front brace. Tom's Tune.
dmeray1 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-15-2011, 12:31 PM   #70320
jwill2489
Focus Fanatic
 
jwill2489's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Fan#: 78236
Location: Dearborn Heights, MI
What I Drive: 2003 SVT JRSC w/BBK

Posts: 4,656
Points 3,440, Level 36
Points: 3,440, Level: 36 Points: 3,440, Level: 36 Points: 3,440, Level: 36
Level Up 60% Completed
Level up: 60% Level up: 60% Level up: 60%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 4 jwill2489 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmeray1 View Post
Just did mine. It is not easy the first time. I took a lot of extra time making sure the cams were in the correct position at TDC. I have the cam tool to rent for a six pack...
You can read the write up, but they do leave out some details...we should talk before you do it.
How about a case of beer between us and we do it in a day haha. But yeah we should talk, and the tool I need for sure
jwill2489 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Tags
aku & oberon , ff men cursed , hide yo kids , hide yo wife , in before the lock , kyle is troll king , mi euro-trash thread , toots was here

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:48 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Audi S3, Ford Fusion and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. Challenger Hellcat - Charger Hellcat