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Old 03-27-2005, 09:03 PM   #1
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Advice on lowering kits

I'm lookin into lowering my focus and i wanna go with the sportline springs by eibach but it drops the car something like 2.2 inches. That makes me worry about clearance... so maybe i should just go with the pro kit which lowers it about 1.5 inches? If anyone has any advice please let me know.


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Old 03-27-2005, 09:30 PM   #2
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Well, you live in MI, roads there are probably pretty crappy, so that was a consideration for me and my Northeast potholes.

I think the Sportlines are hot, but I didn't want to be nervous driving and cracking my bumper covers on stuff, so I opted Prokit. It also looks very nice, anything is cooler than the 4x4 stock height.

Moving this to Wheels, Tires, Brakes and Suspension though.
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go for the Focus Roush Stage 2 suspension kit. it lowers it 1.75 inches. it wont let me do an exact link... but heres a start... http://www.roushparts.com/
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clearance is always a concern, although i run H&R race springs which drop 2"F and 1.7"R with no problems. that's with an SVT front as well, mind you. still, i don't live where you live so i don't know your roads. if your ultimate concern is rubbing, then you MAY wanna steer clear of the sportlines as many have found that they're simply too soft for that low of drop.

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I have the sportlines and live in rural WV (very bad road). I have no problems and like the way they ride. It is all a mater of personal preferance...
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I agree with templars post above. I have been running the H&R cup kit for the past two winters with no problems. I live in Massachusetts and we had 23 snow storms this year alone. I have NEVER had a problem with my car being to low in the snow. You just have to drive carefully and remember you are not in a Jeep. I have also been using the stock Pirelli P6 tires and I think for what they are, they are great in the snow.
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I agree with templars post above. I have been running the H&R cup kit for the past two winters with no problems. I live in Massachusetts and we had 23 snow storms this year alone. I have NEVER had a problem with my car being to low in the snow. You just have to drive carefully and remember you are not in a Jeep. I have also been using the stock Pirelli p6 tires and I thing for what they are, they are great in the snow.
did you have to get the camber and toe kit to get an exact alignment with the cup kit?
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I had an alignment done at NTB after the Cup Kit was installed. I had the toe set in the front and rear and left the camber alone since I do not have a camber kit. My tires are wearing just fine. There is a little negative camber in the rear but no bad enough to effect tire wear considerably.
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^^^ same with the sportlines, the front they got back into specs, the rear is a hair off but lifes tough, and is not wya out of wack
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