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Ill check with V-Maxx to find out that info. I'm pretty sure there will be a sale on the remaining coilovers in stock, all will be updated with new parts.
 

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What are they doing about the front fitment considering that they have to be run without the lock collar in order to go lower than Sportlines?
 

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What are they doing about the front fitment considering that they have to be run without the lock collar in order to go lower than Sportlines?
Ill ask V-Maxx what their plans are for that, Im handling parts for the rear issue.
 

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From V-Maxx
" There isn't a lot we can do about the fronts other than wait for the redesigned kit specifically for the Focus lll. For people already use the FO02 the only option is to remove a lock ring and the helper spring if the want the be lower."

And for the question about pricing-

"It would come in at the same price point as the FO02 kit."

I hope this answers your questions for now, if you have any more, ask away [thumb]
 

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I dont suppose there's only plans for customers that have already purchased the Focus II Kits that were being sold as focus III kits?

Like a refund/partly refund or replacement :)

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I dont suppose there's only plans for customers that have already purchased the Focus II Kits that were being sold as focus III kits?

Like a refund/partly refund or replacement :)

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I'm not sure vince, I think something will be done, but not sure what, I haven't heard anything on that yet.....as soon as I know ill let you all know
 

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Thankyou :) I think it's great hoe youve taken it apon yourselves to sort this out for the rest of us. <3

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The meeting at the fab shop went well, waiting for the go ahead from V-maxx to get the ball rolling...once approved...and made, ill get all the parts to everyone.
 

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Honestly, and I hate to be that guy, I'm really disappointed with vmaxx about this. They should have never been claimed to be MK3 coilovers. Although they do fit, they do not fit correctly. I shouldn't be spending over $600 just to have to modify them. In my opinion, they should do a replacement for those of us who have already bought them. I bought them figuring that they would be fully compatible. All they have been is nothing but problems.
 

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Ok, so you've also had the same experience with adjustment and had to install them the same for fender measurements. That is the main concern in the discussion, as I don't think that the majority of people want or should have to run without helpers and locking collars in order to achieve their desired ride height. According to the V-Maxx specifications, there should be 40mm of adjustment in the front and 30mm in the rear. This is well over an inch in each end, but when installed without helpers in the front (but with locking collar) and the rear at full-up, there is over 1/2" difference and that difference would be greatly increased by the installation of the helpers.

Idk, I'm just surprised that no one would have mentioned this within the year or two that people have been running them. I don't have much of a choice now that I've bought them, but I would have much rather put that money towards a set of coils that could do what was advertised. For everyone that wants to go full-low and run it year-round (and are willing to run without the locking collar), these can indeed do that. But ultimately I plan on moving to an area that actually gets snow, and having the ability to not be 2" from the ground is what I thought I was purchasing.

Thanks for your input!

Low cars can be driven in the snow no problem. I live in Seattle Wa and i personally drive a 2001 VW Golf. The Girl drives a 2012 Focus SEL sedan. and its in the process of being lowered. *we will get to that in a second* I drive my car @ 22.5" FTG and in a MK4 vw laying frame would be at 21.5" Or 21.25" People debate on this all the time. *stupid argument if you ask me. Air Ride kids are weird... [werd]* But what im getting at is i have about 1"of clearance between the bottom of my car And the ground. Depending on witch side of the argument your on... ;) And i have made many of drives over mountains in the snow. Now im not going to lie its not the funnest thing in the world. but its possible with out a hiccup. AND YOU GUYS ARE LUCKY YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE HANGING BELOW YOUR CAR!





^^^Atleast mines lower ;)^^^

NOW! on to her car. I work at a Ford Dealer ship out here in Seattle... And her car is currently sitting up on a lift waiting for the fronts to go on. Did any one who took out the front locking perches have issues getting them off. I can spin them all the way up then on the very top. They seize. Any one have any advice... I heard people cut them off? Is this true? If so it seems to be the stupidest design ever! But ill do it for low low. Also do people cut out the bumpstops?
Also befor we did got her in a Focus she was in a Fiesta. As seen above. It was "stanced"
2" Drop Springs H&R *2011 there wasnt many coil options" Magnaflow Cat back Resless Exhaust Shaved Air Box 17x8 XXRs With 19MM spacers in the rear and 6.25mm spacers in the front.
 

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Low cars can be driven in the snow no problem. I live in Seattle Wa and i personally drive a 2001 VW Golf. The Girl drives a 2012 Focus SEL sedan. and its in the process of being lowered. *we will get to that in a second* I drive my car @ 22.5" FTG and in a MK4 vw laying frame would be at 21.5" Or 21.25" People debate on this all the time. *stupid argument if you ask me. Air Ride kids are weird... [werd]* But what im getting at is i have about 1"of clearance between the bottom of my car And the ground. Depending on witch side of the argument your on... ;) And i have made many of drives over mountains in the snow. Now im not going to lie its not the funnest thing in the world. but its possible with out a hiccup. AND YOU GUYS ARE LUCKY YOU HAVE VERY LITTLE HANGING BELOW YOUR CAR!
But I love smashed oil pans, don't you? [thumb]
I'll be dumping the Focus for a B5 S4 soon [8D] or if I can find a clean MK3 GLI or GTI.
 

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So you have no trouble driving with 4-5" of snow on the ground, and being that low?
Nope it just kinda pushes it out of the way my cars like a snow plow and out here in wa even on the mountain passes they keep the roads below 2" or 3"
And I run snow tires that's the only thing I change blizzaks on all 4 and I've never been stuck the only thing that is a problem in the snow is I can't get chains on if the dot is requiring it so I'll have to risk a ticket



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So as of tomorrow we will be 11 weeks in since this thread was created, and that's not even counting the amount of time before that when the fitment issue was first brought to light. Continual promises of 'this weekend' and 'next week'. This is turning into another vapor-ware thread.
 

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I emailed V-Maxx again, which I would advise you to do also. I don't know anything till they tell me.
 

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But you said you are the one getting the rear adjusters. You are the one that keeps saying this coming week or weekend. Just read through the last page or two of the thread.
 

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But you said you are the one getting the rear adjusters. You are the one that keeps saying this coming week or weekend. Just read through the last page or two of the thread.
Yes I did say I was getting the adj mod done, but until V-Maxx gives me the go-ahead and funds to have them all made I'm waiting on them
 

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Nope it just kinda pushes it out of the way my cars like a snow plow and out here in wa even on the mountain passes they keep the roads below 2" or 3"
And I run snow tires that's the only thing I change blizzaks on all 4 and I've never been stuck the only thing that is a problem in the snow is I can't get chains on if the dot is requiring it so I'll have to risk a ticket



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I have to say, if your car acts like a plow, aren't you worried about damaging your bumper?

And raising the chance of snow building up wedging against the under engine tray? Like a wedge effect.

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