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.
After my last thread on here and doing some digging elsewhere, I replaced the shifter as suggested and replaced the starter related fuses as a precaution.
It starts, but won't shift out of park. Doing so with the override, reverse doesn't seem to work. Would an issue with the selector lever...
First post on the forum, because I am on a hunt that has been less then successful.
15,000 miles ago I purchased a 2008 ford focus with 150,000 miles on it. Its been running great, I checked everything over when I bought it on the lift, and the car is basically perfect, very...
hello guys, im new to the forum and having a bit of an issue.
I recently done a engine swap for a 1.6 auto (2007) (same year engine, identical swap)
I bought the engine (running) with no issues, installed the engine and plugged it all in correctly. Trying to start it ran very boggy and then...
I'm trying to figure out the color code for the deep black SES coupe wheels, I picked up a pair that were painted a few times. I have 3 that are in good shape but not the two i bought. I want to paint them the right color to match the ones I have already. Picture is of the good wheels.
Hello Focus Fanatics,
Let's create a single thread where members post their Mileage, along with the maintenance that has been required to get them there. The idea is to create a log where owners can anticipate maintenance items based on the experience of others, rather than the Ford...