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Old 02-26-2009, 12:20 PM   #1
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Review of Gold Line Springs

Not very many people have heard of Gold Line Springs. Well, that is, unless you are a PT Cruiser fan...when in fact, they make springs for a number of cars; foreign and domestic alike. So I have decided to write a First hand review of my personal experience with Gold Line springs.

Gold Line does not seem to be much into the marketing aspect of a mostly internet business. Their website is only partially functional. Kind of like a guy said: "Hey! Let's build a website!" and then stopped shortly thereafter. That One issue alone is enough to scare most people away. After some more in-depth research, I learned that the springs are TUV compliant and that Gold Line offers a lifetime anti sag warranty on their springs. The best retail pricing that I have found for the springs is right around $200.00 which is really not that bad. I got mine NIB for $90.00. You have to love Craigslist...

The installation of the springs was straight forward. Considering myself and 2 of my Vdub tuner friends had never seen (much less worked on) a Focus suspension, our feat is something to be said. With a printed out DIY (no pictures mind you) and the necessary tools, it took us 3 hours for the complete install. You do have to take into consideration the normal, and necessary, beer breaks.

Gold Line claims a 1.5" drop on the Focus. After 2 weeks, my car has dropped 1.9" in the front and 2" in the rear. The drop was just right in my opinion. It has completely abolished the crossover SUV look of the Focus, and has definitely upped the aggressive stance of our Beautiful European wannabe. The ride quality is that of any other lowered car, but you won't be beebopping around like an Accord with cut springs. The body roll has diminished considerably, and will probably go away entirely with upgraded sway bars and a strut tower brace. The one downfall that is worth mentioning is that the rear end wants to give way if you hit a pothole or other significant "owie" in the road. It is not bad, but it is annoying enough to be noticed.

In conclusion: Gold Line has made a decent product. Don't expect HKS or Eibach quality with the springs, but for the price they can't be beat. They definitely don't fit into the "Ebay crap" category. All in all, I am satisfied with the springs, and would recommend them to anybody on a budget. It gives you the right look without the worry of killing your front bumper on a curbstop. That is, unless you have a bodykit. In which case, you are on your own. I give the springs 4 out of 5 stars, and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to hit me up!







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they look good. did you have any issues getting in alignment after that much of a drop?
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Actually...No. But with the tires that I have, I got paranoid and took it into get it aligned. They hooked it up to the machine, and told me that I didn't need one. They charged me a "shop materials" fee and sent me on my way
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