I dropped my car 3.5 inches w an H&R racing spring set I purchased from FSwerks. Cost about 300 for the springs. Install is where you really spend money. It was about 900 total for the springs and install. If I could do it again I would have gone w a coil over shocks instead. It would have been a few hundred more but a much better value because install price would have been the same. That being said the car looks really good lowered... like it should have looked from the factory. I can't believe how high the car comes from the factory.
Yea^^^^^^ You could have taken the strut assembly to a shop & had them bust them down. I've done that for a few guys before when I worked in a shop. It was great to use a wall mounted strut mounting unit. The coilover's are going to have a rougher ride then a fixed platform setup.
Lol, I know this has been up for a while, but to get the rear springs off, once the car is on jackstands, put a jack under that control arm, remove the bolt and slowly let the spring down! Oh, and dont forget to unbolt the swaybar links.
Here is the guide I used, worked out great. I installed front and rear Eibach Sportlines on my car in my driveway in a few hours with hand tools and a set of spring compressors. [headbang]
You WILL want to get your car re-aligned ASAP to avoid wearing your tires funny.
As the others have mentioned, using a spring compressor is nerve racking as hell. I clamped my strut in a vice using one of the tabs on the strut thenused the spring compressor and tightened it down with an air impact. Everything went as planned, just a tad scary. LOL
Just called up my buddy at the Ford dealer I frequent and he faxed me over the exploded 2006 front suspension view, complete with part numbers. I circled three things. Two in red, and one in blue. The middle red circle is the bushing you need to replace. The top red circle is the tophat you need to swap out. And the blue circle is the upper spring seat. I don't recall if you need that or not.
No, the important part of the Omni kit is the sleeve shim to adapt for the smaller early struts to fit in the later larger knuckles.
The replacement bolts are an extra, handy to have if needed.
For which brand you can look in the Suspension section for reviews, or post there for fresh comments. I'd probably pick between Bilstein & Koni, though if one had a direct fit avail. it would be tempting to go for that.
I have currently a 1.5 coil spring drop. Next will be looking for wheels and tires. What is a good offset number for 17x7or 18x8.5 wheel. And any recommendations for a good summer tire. Thinking of getting Michelin sport pilot 4s.
My 17yr old son owns a Ford Focus SE. I believe it is an 06. I cannot remember off the top of my head. Anyways his gf was driving and hit a pot hole. It broke the ball joint and also broke the CV axle. The sleeve where the axle slides in is damaged. Is this something I can fix, or is...
Anybody know where to get one? i need one that will work for LEDS and where is it located on the vehicle. I dont want to use the resisters as i want to keep the wiring harness stock. I am using leds for the rear turn signals. and what type is the relay
I was about to change cabin air filter to My 2005 focus. But when I was removing nuts that hold the pedal In place one of the screws came loose on the back side and its is now impossible to remove the pedal because the screw is now spinning freely.
Does anyone know is there Any other...