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Old 02-19-2012, 02:07 AM   #1
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header scrapes floor

What's up all me fellow FF's..... So my svt happens to scrape the floor when i go on just the slightest of up downs........ Or I have to slow to around 28 through intersections that have the smallest dips ever......... So my question here is..... Is this normal..... If not whats the problem here..... Does anyone know how to post pictures and video??????? I would love to show what I mean.......


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Old 02-19-2012, 02:25 AM   #2
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If you lowered your car than yea I've seen them drag. If not than....? copy pic link then click on the little yellow square icon that has mountains and the sun on it and past link in the pop up box.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:10 AM   #3
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Yours and every single focus svt in the world lowered or not. Also this header loves the concrete parking dividers/stops so watch out for those...

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Old 02-19-2012, 08:21 AM   #4
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do a taller tire
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I've never had this issue at stock ride height. Front springs are known to sag and let the front sit too low. This will also cause inside edge tire wear. If you don't have lowering springs I'd consider replacing the fronts with new
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I've never had this issue at stock ride height. Front springs are known to sag and let the front sit too low. This will also cause inside edge tire wear. If you don't have lowering springs I'd consider replacing the fronts with new
Okay...... Cool!!!!!! See I don't know if its lowered I just bought it a week ago at auction....... The car is in great over shape..... Just never knew the header would drag..... But there is 110,000 miles on it so changing springs sounds right.........
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1.slow down bad road conditions/elevation changes
2. The focus is not a pickup or baja truck
3. Foci don't like parking stubs,speed bumps,potholes,dips.
In the end just pay attention to the road and drive accordingly. If u have old shocks it could cause u to bottom out easier which may be ur problem along with ur traveling speed
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1.slow down bad road conditions/elevation changes
2. The focus is not a pickup or baja truck
3. Foci don't like parking stubs,speed bumps,potholes,dips.
In the end just pay attention to the road and drive accordingly. If u have old shocks it could cause u to bottom out easier which may be ur problem along with ur traveling speed
Okay it must be due to wear..... Cause I am going way slow..... Like to where cars behind me honk when I slow for the dips and it still scrapes...... Thanks though......
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Front shocks. Motor mounts, esp passenger side. CV joint(s) badly worn. Springs sagging. All possible causes and they can combine to make symptoms worse.
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