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Old 01-21-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
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How rough is rough? (Roush 1 kit)

I just had a spring break off at the top and bottom on my front passenger side. Instead of OE I'd rather get an aftermarket. I've been reading about how rough the Roush kits are and I'm rather scared of them now.

Is this gonna beat me up? Ive ridden in some heated up spring trucks before and that sucked.

I don't care about the drop as much, I think the ride is higher on my list now that I've been imagining big bumps all night.


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The SVT kit rides almost like a standard Focus and handles much better. The price is right also.
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SVT kit will be your best bet for ride quality, i have the roush stage 2 on my car full kit, just drove across the country and no complaints here, yes its rougher than the stock, but i think it still rides great.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:08 PM   #4
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Roughest thing I rode in to date.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:17 PM   #5
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i have some really stiff springs that are linear in the front and i dont think they are too rough if you watch where you drive....stay in the lane with less potholes and such. But its going to come down to what you like everyone will have diffrent interpetations of rough. Are the roads pretty smooth in NC?? IF so i dont see a issue.
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If you want a nice drop and a comfortable drive, get the eibach pro kit.
It gives a good looking drop (no wheel gap at all w/ 17's), handling is very good, and its a very comfortable suspension. I've had mine for more than a year now, and my car is daily driven and it is a very comfortable ride. I'm impressed the most by the handling......its amazing.
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Old 01-21-2008, 10:29 PM   #7
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I'd say NC roads are pretty average. I'm currently in a Chevy Blazer LT with a broken shock. It rides like an old caddy around some bumps and divits, and it hits a good number of them. It has a slow bounce to it. Its kinda cool feeling actually even though it could be dangerous.

Just like you said,everybody is going to have a different oppinion so I went ahead and bought an SVT kit. I do appreciate the thoughts in this thread though. I've never done much by way of mods to my cars even though I've always wanted to do so. This is going to be my first big one other than wheels. I can't wait.
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^^and the modding bug has bitten. lol!
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I'd say NC roads are pretty average. I'm currently in a Chevy Blazer LT with a broken shock. It rides like an old caddy around some bumps and divits, and it hits a good number of them. It has a slow bounce to it. Its kinda cool feeling actually even though it could be dangerous.

Just like you said,everybody is going to have a different oppinion so I went ahead and bought an SVT kit. I do appreciate the thoughts in this thread though. I've never done much by way of mods to my cars even though I've always wanted to do so. This is going to be my first big one other than wheels. I can't wait.

You'll be very happy with the SVT kit. Just get a good alignment immediately after install. Please read the alignment articles on this forum so you can give directions to the alignment tech.
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Roger that. Just a quick question..Is a damper the same thing as a strut or shock? Sounds like a synonym, but I've never used damper in reference to those before.
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