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#129129 - 31st Aug 2005 1:57pm £60 Coilovers?!
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Does anyone think that these look the real deal and any good? I heard coilover were a stupid price??

Ive just paid £75 for some 40mm springs, I can sell them on again if these look good!

98-04 Ford Focus Adjustable Coilovers Springs 0-75MM

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#129130 - 31st Aug 2005 2:07pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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Coilovers should come with dampers? eek

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#129131 - 31st Aug 2005 2:14pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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These coilovers are designed to be fitted with your existing/original struts.

Never seen the design before but i carnt see any reason why they wouldnt work.

Its a cheap fix to be honest but would do the job.

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#129132 - 31st Aug 2005 2:16pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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What are all them little rings for?

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#129133 - 31st Aug 2005 2:18pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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Dont forget to use the URL button in your posts.

Makes this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/98-04-Ford-Focus-A...1QQcmdZViewItem

look like this E-Bay link

Makes the post look allot tidier for members to read.

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#129134 - 31st Aug 2005 2:29pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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The little rings Im guessing are sound deadeners or spacers.

The only thing to watch out for is if you set them really low, on full extension of the shock, the spring doesnt rattle round (Maybe thats what the rings are for), if the car goes light, and the spring moves from where it was seated and doesnt settle back there when the car goes back under compression it could be quite nasty frown
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#129135 - 31st Aug 2005 4:12pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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Hmm yeh.

Should I go for them you reckon? Or Stick with getting the 40mm AVO ones ive got fitted? To be honest I wouldnt be too bothered about having it slammed fully, but is worthwhile considerin?

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#129136 - 31st Aug 2005 4:27pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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These go over your stock dampers,and you shouldnt really change one without the other. What spec is your car mate? if its an ST170 or other sporty one it may have sports dampers so will be able to control these springs better,soft family suspension however wont like these and you may bottom out a fair bit

These are good if you just want to slam it 75m and have the ability to adjust the height. Its not gonna be the best option if you want good handling. MAybe combine them with a set of ford racing dampers (available from pumaspeed for 200 quid-ish) or just get a full ford racing suspension set-up or 2nd hand suspension kit from any of the big names??
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#129137 - 31st Aug 2005 4:53pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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Hmmmmmmmmm

I think i'll just stick with what I've got.

Its only the 1.6 zetec, and people of the FFOC seem to be reluctant to do anything with standard ford dampners, they think 35mm on Eilbek springs is the best you can do!

I'll just stick with the 40mm AVO's ive got for now with standard dampners, these things will prob be around ebay for ages I'm sure!

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#129138 - 31st Aug 2005 6:24pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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i thought that the lower you goe with sring the stiffer they get to stop you bottoming out on your shocks is this true???
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#129139 - 31st Aug 2005 6:35pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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yes shorter springs are stiffer but if the dampers are soft and not "matched" then the springs cant stop themselves from fully compressing with the help of "comfort" dampers that come on standard family cars.Uprated dampers slow the speed that the springs move up and down thus stoppin bottoming.You may even notice a drop in handling if you slam your car on aftermarket springs only
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#129140 - 31st Aug 2005 11:05pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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I had these 'coilovers' on a Honda CRX which lowered it by 100mm and they were horrible, far too soft. I have seen a lot of other people complaining that they are too soft.

Comparing them to my standard suspension, handling was a bit better in the dry but worse in the wet.

I'd say if you just want looks then go for them but if you want handling then definately stay well away!
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#129141 - 1st Sep 2005 12:37pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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Looks Like I'll just stick to the 40mm AVO ones i've got at the moment!

Dont wanna jeopardise the handling it do any damage to other parts!

Cheers for your input guys smile

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#129142 - 2nd Sep 2005 9:23pm Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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I'd stick with what you've got, they look really cheap.
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#129143 - 8th Sep 2005 11:59am Re: £60 Coilovers?!
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The kit in the auction is a conversion kit.
You get a threaded sleve that you weld on to your existing shock, then it has two threaded rings each side that screw on to the welded on tube.
Then you can adjust the ride height of you suspension.
I've used them before, a bit tricky to fit as you need to strip you dampers down in case of burning when welding, but seem OK.
Never used them on the road, only in a straight line race.

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