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Old 03-05-2009, 07:25 PM   #1
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95k - need strut opinions/NEX Coilovers?

Been a while since I've posted on this site, mainly because I haven't done any modding to my Focus in.... 2 years and about 40k miles.

I have an 03 SVT with right around 95k on the clock. Car still runs great, but the suspension is about fubar. My current setup is - Stock Springs and AGX struts in the front and I think the struts are screwed. I had Steeda lowering springs in the car for about 20k. Everytime I had the car in the air, the front end would straighten right up and be kosher for about 2 days. Once the struts settled, camber fell off, and there was almost no strut dampening whatsoever. Also had SPC camber plates installed w/ the Steeda springs.

Overall, Im really not happy with the AGXs, they lived up to the same lack of quality I've gotten out of every KYB product I've dealt with. Also not sure if I want to stick with the stock springs or slap in the Steeda sports I still have sitting. In the same turn Im debating what struts to go with for either spring selection. I also have poly swaybar bushings for the front that will be going in, along with the Steeda fat swaybar that Im debating on strapping on the rear.

I also came across an Ebay sale for NEX coilovers. Looking for any opinions or experience on them, as the price looks very handsome (round $525 shipped.)

I really dont flog the car much as my commute has grown and my toy car still a little from being driveable. I dont race it at all, just like seeing how hard I can grab corners. I plan on replacing the front wheel bearings, A-arms (have poly bushings Im debating on putting in) along with ball joints in hopes of really bringing back comfort and cushioning to the ride, as right now I have none. Anything else I should look at replacing?

Sorry for so many questions.
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I would never pay 475 for coilovers. Coilovers cost 1000+.. get Eibach Pro kit with sportlines instead
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Leaning towards the Eibach Prokit w/ my Steeda springs and installing poly A-arm bushings.

From what I'm understanding, I shouldn't need CC plates/bolts w/ Steeda Sport springs?
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