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Old 08-25-2019, 09:24 AM   #1
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Mk2 knuckle?

Can someone enlighten me on if im right or wrong. Forgive me im not as knowledgeable as Id like to be. Where the strut housing on a Mk2 is larger than e Mk1? But are the reara the same? If I wanted to use those knuckles for more suspension option would they just bolt on? I thank you guys for your help and info.


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The strut is larger and requires to update to either different strut or use the Massive Omni kit.

Also in '05 the ball joint went up to a larger diameter and can be fixed through the 05-11 ball joint or whole control arm.

from what I have seen, there are more suspension options for Mk1 than the mk2... that't why massive has the omni kit because people were wanting to keep the availability of the Mk1 suspension parts on the Mk2.
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Going from a mk1 to mk2 suspension, you'd be spending at least 4X as much just to get all the parts necessary to fit a slightly larger diameter strut.

To do a full mk1-to-mk2 conversion, You'd need two front knuckle/bearing assemblies, two new control arms, two new struts, two new front springs, two new strut mounts, and all associated hardware to install it.

The rear suspension is the same from 00-11. Spring rates, shock tuning, bushings, mounts, etc, are all slightly different so, make sure you get all the right hardware - but it will all fit regardless.

If you can find a kit made for a mk1 Focus (00-04) you're going to have a much better time.
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Reason I asked because I had ordered a suspension that claimed it was for an MK1 Focus but when I got it the struts didn't fit in the knuckle and I ended up breaking the knuckle and replacing it because there was a larger-diameter so what I've seen you guys are saying that the control arms will also have to be changed. Which I just put brand new ones on.
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How on earth did you break the knuckle?
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Because I thought I could spread it enough for the new strut but couldn't and when I went to tighten the stock strut on it shaped. If I didn't have to swap control arms ID get the Mk2 knuckles there 20 bucks at the junkyard.
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You could always grab the control arm too I suppose and hope the ball joint and the arm is still good...
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I just put brand new control arms so not worth it to me at this point
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Well hope you can figure out what you want to do.

With your last few comments it looks like your stuck. Don't want to return or get different suspension but also don't want to change the control arms or ball joints...

Let us know how else we can help.
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What year is your car? What Strut kit do you have?
"MK1" is too vague since they made changes over 2 years and some call 05-07 an "MK1.5"

Ball joint got bigger in 05, But 05 is really a bastard year
Strut Dia got bigger in 06
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