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Hello Fellow Fanatics,

Long time lurker, decided to make my first post. Best site ever for these
cars, what a blast I've had with mine, 128k now and looking to mess with
my wagon. Gathering the suspension parts, KW V2 (for wagon,) 300/280
discs, and just getting 17x7.5 49mm wheels/17x215/45 tires. Looking to
lower 1.5 to 2.0"

4 spd auto (fine for me) 2.3 Duratec.
Engine is plenty peppy, needs more brakes and I think my ZTW understeers
a bit... ...think the springs being adjustable will help, along with dialing the
damping (plus a rear sway.)

The plan is to take my pile of parts and install in rapid succession (maybe
rapid is not the word...) but I have a question:

"What bushings and other wear items would you recommend for replacement?"
I can get these and put them in during the upgrade/install.

Right now, keeping the stock front sway but 22mm rear (?)

Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!![wrenchin]

George
 

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Welcome to FF!!

There's a bushing kit that brings all of them, I will change end links as well. For a 7.5 rim 49et is a bit high and it can rub, go about 40.
 

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There's a bushing kit that brings all of them, I will change end links as well. For a 7.5 rim 49et is a bit high and it can rub, go about 40.

Sorry, but I'd recommend 45mm offset if lowered and 42mm max. if not lowered. The lower the offset the more chances for rubbing especially on the fender lip or liner.

Bat Inc. has a few suspension options for the wagon. Because of the wagons rear suspension design you're not going to find a lot of performance options for springs and shocks but there are some. As for "basic" wear and tear items check, front sway bar end links, front and rear control arm bushings and tie rod ends.
 

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Okay, still searching on the wheels, maybe go 17x7, and push to 45 to 49?

Thanks for those responses, I'm new to the Focus but do a lot of wrenching.

Is urethane a poor choice for those items? My ride on the street needs to be
somewhat smooth (lots of irritating little potholes in my part of town.)
Or is rubber going to conflict with the upgrades?

Will look at Bat Inc. (already have KW's on order, should I cancel for better
option? I found those to have pretty good reviews, like the adjustability.)

Thanks for your help!
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Sorry, but I'd recommend 45mm offset if lowered and 42mm max. if not lowered. The lower the offset the more chances for rubbing especially on the fender lip or liner.

Bat Inc. has a few suspension options for the wagon. Because of the wagons rear suspension design you're not going to find a lot of performance options for springs and shocks but there are some. As for "basic" wear and tear items check, front sway bar end links, front and rear control arm bushings and tie rod ends.
Totally missed the W, but I'm running on Sportlines with a 18x7.5 rim 45 et and can't run anything wider than 215's, a little fender rolling will help.
 
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