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#1 Fozza

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 05:57 PM

Evening all,

My car runs on 17" and 7j width wheels so a bit bigger than the standard 16" 6j. It handles poorly I want to lower it but what springs to get, the two I have local and in budget are Apex and Weitec.

What do people rate them.

They should lower the car 30-40mm.

Cheers :)

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#2 Aboyner

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:09 PM

Evening all,

My car runs on 17" and 7j width wheels so a bit bigger than the standard 16" 6j. It handles poorly I want to lower it but what springs to get, the two I have local and in budget are Apex and Weitec.

What do people rate them.

They should lower the car 30-40mm.


Cheers :)



I 'm sorry i cant help but im also interested in this topic... also how much is it to get the springs and then how much to pay a garage to lower the car? iv only standard alloys 16" i think..but think the car sits real high!

#3 artscot79

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 06:43 PM

ford use eibach on the focus the st uses eibachs and ford sell them as official upgrades ide use whats been proven though ide look at why it handles poorly 1st its not the tyres

#4 Fozza

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 07:30 PM

I tested it on a left turn and put the power out and to me it felt like the car wanted to just flip over. Like it was gripping to much and twisting but that would be the anti roll bars wouldn't it?

How easy would it to upgrade to the St170 ones if this is the case?

Would the car struggle with 17" wheels and 7j width with my standard powersteering pump etc... I'm sure the st170 has a different pump.

"Aboyner" It should cost £150 for springs on average and a local garage with experiance could charge an hour of labour a corner of your car so maybe £200 basing it at £50 an hour. I wouldn't pay more than £300 including springs but a tuning specialist should be cheaper as they should know it better. I use Pumaspeed near me. They quote around £260 for springs and fitting.


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