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hey guys check out my focus. what do you guys think? ive only had it tinted and set up with new 17's so far. i think im gonna get it dropped soon. how many inches would you guys get it lowered?
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Car looks good! Needs a drop.
 

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alright cool im pretty new to the site ive been looking at all the cars for a while but finally signed up to put my foci up how much would you drop it? 1.5? 2?
 

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what size are those wheels? car looks good, needs a drop though... the wheels seem big but i think it just the design makes them look big
 

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would 2 inches get rid of the wheel gap? and does lowering your have any effects down the road like having to replace something quicker?
 

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how much money do you have to play with...you could go with coilovers they run about a grand or the eibach sportline kit, h&r makes a good kit, just kinda depends on what you wanna spend

two inches makes a huge difference...with that big of a drop i would buy aftermarket dampers with the springs buying a whole kit would do this for you....check out this thread for more info on prices and looks

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61959

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well i don't have too much money because i have to pay for installation. i don't know too much about suspension the guy at the shop said $725 for kit and installation am i getting some crappy springs for that price?
 

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For $725, I'd look for a different shop. I have H&R sport springs with Roush shocks/struts(1.5" drop for both), bought piecemeal Here on FF, and installed and aligned I paid around $500 at a performance shop.
And yes, Rameans is right, a 2" drop on 17s will have a considerable difference, It'll close that gap right up.

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thanks for all the help guys oh will a 2 inch drop make me have to inch over bumps and stuff?
 

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just try not to hit any speedbumps at 15 mph... Oh, and beware of curbs and parking spot "bump-stops". I barely clear 'em with the 1.5. Otherwise You should be fine... I think..
 

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alright cool do i need to buy new shocks and struts when i lower it? or do those come with the lowering kit? and if they dont am i gonna have poor handling without them?
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You will need to buy shocks and struts with the springs. Sometimes you can get them both together or you can get them seperate. You do not want to keep stock shocks with lower springs.
 
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