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#31 martyntdci

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

get em quick lol

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

When I put them on my Mondeo, I found, with everywhere online needing extortionate shipping charges added in, that going direct through my local Ford dealer was the cheapest option. I get a bit of discount anyway so think I paid about £110 for them. See below an excuse to gratuitously post a pic of my old baby and how she stood on Eibachs!



Cheers for the compliments on the car. I'm happy with the stance/appearance at the min, even if it can be a bit firm over rough ground. Small price to pay really in my eyes. Not overly keen on red calipers (as I await a barrage of abuse from the many of people who have them!) but they're just not for me. I've actually already done them in a dark blue. I got a tin of dark blue hammerite and did them on the Mondeo to match the colour of the blue in the Ford centre caps, so thought I'd do the same on this. I've swapped the silver caps in the pics for blue ones since. You may be able to make out the blue calipers in the pic in my previous post of the front right wheel.

Ride height seems spot on at the min, but I already can't get a trolley jack under there, so bit worried about what it'll be like with the ST kit on!

I thought the Apex were more expensive than eibach but i know now that i was wrong lol.
Just spotted the blue calipers in the first image with the five spoke alloys fitted, calipers are looking good, i agree on red though it is very common although i may end up going red on the calipers myself lol
Regarding the fitting of the jack underneath, genuine ST skirts dont lower the body any more than currently is mate,
You remove the existing black strips and fit the skirts so the height is much the same but the bumpers will be lower.
Their is a link on page01 of the thread to some spacer's to aid getting the jack under the car too.

The mondeo is looking good too mate,
Roll on june when i can fit the wheels and lower it,
Do you find your motor hard on front tyres?
Im at 82,000Km on the clock and about to purchase my third set of front tyres.
Hopfully the bigger wheel will last longer lol i dont spin the wheels or tear off at traffic lights so i cant understand the heavy wear,
What did you do with the white centre caps after upgrading to blue?
I need to purchase four in the coming months.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

get em quick lol

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Thanks for the link mate, and they are a good deal...BUT!
Im very meticulous when purchasing parts for the car and where at all possible i prefer to purchase Genuine ford parts and i also want to suit the exact style of the mk2.5

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The ST alloys are in two designs the shape linked is for the Mk2 but the Mk2.5 has a slightly deeper lip on the triangle sections.
Also ive saw a member of focusownersclub selling a set of these black/chrome st style alloys that had been damaged by road salt and grit which broke the clear laquor finish on the chrome resulting in yellow stains and cracks like broken glass along the rim of the wheels.
They are nice alloys though, but im very meticulous mate.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:38 PM

Yeah, I quite like the blue calipers. Not that I dislike the red that much, just not for me. They do look good when done properly. I just like that mine are pretty subtle and work well with the colour of my car and the blue logos.

That's good to know about the skirts not affecting ground clearance any more. Saw the link for the ramp extensions as well, but not sure if I'd need them, especially as I don't have a pair of standard ramps already. At the min when I'm doing my own work I just get the standard jack under no probs and lift it up high enough to get the trolley jack under there, then lift it high enough with that to get it on the axle stands. Bit tedious as I have to go through the same process for getting it back down, but for the amount of times I need to do it it's not that big a deal.

Loved that Mondeo of mine, put a lot of time and pride into it and was sad to let it go. The buyer actually sent me a pic on the 1yr anniversary of when I sold it showing me how well it still looks, so he's obviously enjoyed it too.

Hard to say about tyre wear mate. To be honest, I don't pay a lot of attention to it! It's like fuel for me...I do big miles and just see consumables and fuel as necessities that need replaced as and when are necessary. I know I should probably keep an eye on these things, but if I sat down and worked out how much it costs me to keep it on the road I'd probably cry!

Off the top of my head...I think I put the wheels on in about April last year and I think, stress think, that I've had the front tyres they came with on until now. The rears needed changed straight away, then with the camber being out on the wider wheels they balded on the inner edge so had to replace them pretty soon and got the camber sorted too, and they've been fine since. So think I've done about 20k miles on them (have done 37.5k in the 13/14months I've owned it). I don't go for premium brand tyres so maybe they would last longer. I don't spin wheels either, apart from the past couple of weeks when it was near impossible on the slicks in the wet!

I still have the centre caps I removed in the bubble wrap envelope that the new ones came in! I'd be happy to send them your way, but I doubt if they'd be any good to you. They have a bit of corrosion on them around the ford logo and that, which was one of the reasons I wanted to swap them. And if I'm honest I'm not even sure if they're genuine as they don't have a part no on them. I know the wheels themselves are genuine Ronal though. I'll take a couple of pics this evening, or even this avo if I find them lying in the car somewhere at lunchtime, but as said, doubt they'll meet your standards!

I'd be a bit like yourself in wanting to stick with genuine parts, especially with alloys as the reps seem more prone to damage...not a good thing on our roads! Are you interested in getting second hand ones or are you intent on buying new? Must admit, I do prefer the facelift ST alloys over my own, but at the price I paid and the rarity of finding a good set of facelift ones, I couldn't say no. Think a refurb will be on the cards before the summer too!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

Loved that Mondeo of mine, put a lot of time and pride into it and was sad to let it go. The buyer actually sent me a pic on the 1yr anniversary of when I sold it showing me how well it still looks, so he's obviously enjoyed it too.

Hard to say about tyre wear mate. To be honest, I don't pay a lot of attention to it! It's like fuel for me...I do big miles and just see consumables and fuel as necessities that need replaced as and when are necessary. I know I should probably keep an eye on these things, but if I sat down and worked out how much it costs me to keep it on the road I'd probably cry!

Off the top of my head...I think I put the wheels on in about April last year and I think, stress think, that I've had the front tyres they came with on until now. The rears needed changed straight away, then with the camber being out on the wider wheels they balded on the inner edge so had to replace them pretty soon and got the camber sorted too, and they've been fine since. So think I've done about 20k miles on them (have done 37.5k in the 13/14months I've owned it). I don't go for premium brand tyres so maybe they would last longer. I don't spin wheels either, apart from the past couple of weeks when it was near impossible on the slicks in the wet!

I still have the centre caps I removed in the bubble wrap envelope that the new ones came in! I'd be happy to send them your way, but I doubt if they'd be any good to you. They have a bit of corrosion on them around the ford logo and that, which was one of the reasons I wanted to swap them. And if I'm honest I'm not even sure if they're genuine as they don't have a part no on them. I know the wheels themselves are genuine Ronal though. I'll take a couple of pics this evening, or even this avo if I find them lying in the car somewhere at lunchtime, but as said, doubt they'll meet your standards!

I'd be a bit like yourself in wanting to stick with genuine parts, especially with alloys as the reps seem more prone to damage...not a good thing on our roads! Are you interested in getting second hand ones or are you intent on buying new? Must admit, I do prefer the facelift ST alloys over my own, but at the price I paid and the rarity of finding a good set of facelift ones, I couldn't say no. Think a refurb will be on the cards before the summer too!

Thanks mate,
On second thoughts i think ill go for blue centre caps too, maybe strike a deal with ford for a set when buying the rims,
Im going for new rims because theirs very little difference in cost between second hand and new, plus second hand may be damaged in some way but shipping would be the same price, more reason for new is they would come in protective packaging where second hand may get damaged in trasit.
And the way im buying one per month if i buy new then i know each one will be a mk2.5 ST rim.

Your lucky to have sold the mondeo to someone who looks after it as much as yourself too mate,

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

Eibach lowering springs arrived yesterday morning from ford along with the steering limiter kit.
Much to my surprise the springs are not blue they are gloss black but wont be seen when fitted anyway.

Also the steering limiter kit is blue but defo wont be seen when fitted because the sit in to the CV joint grommet to restrict turning by a couple of mm.
Came with ford fitting instructions for the C-Max but all models of focus are the same in that department, hopfully upload a pdf copy of the fitting instructions for the steering limiter kit in the coming weeks.
Eibach rear camber adjustment bolts expected to arrive tuesday of next week.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

Eibach rear camber adjustment bolts for mk2 and mk2.5 focus arrived today, with written fitting instructions. From Performance 3000 on ebay.
All ready to fit now, just waiting to gather up all four wheels.
Roll on to febuary when i will recieve my first one.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

Hey Lenny,

Thinking of getting some 18" RS wheels, I know I'll look a complete div with them on my stock Zetec, but adding the 18" wheels with possible lowering springs, is the steering limiting kit required as well?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Hey Lenny,

Thinking of getting some 18" RS wheels, I know I'll look a complete div with them on my stock Zetec, but adding the 18" wheels with possible lowering springs, is the steering limiting kit required as well?

All stuff going on the list of mods for this year!

Hi Andy,
Yes ford advise when fitting 18's or higher, to fit the steering limiter kit, costs less than 15pounds though.
And check out ford NCC on the main page of the forum or directly on ebay.
They have a great deal on RS rims i think its 400pounds for the set with tyres.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

On it like a car bonnet!

Please do a guide for the steering limiter ;-)

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

any one have 18s on already who can weigh in on this?

let us know whether youre running everything else standard, or lowering springs, coil overs, steering limiter, camber bolts ...anything really

and hows it drive? ..after driving my mates lowered car (lupo on its a**e, so its obv not comparable, but it was like a go kart!)
the focus handles lovely as standard, so will it make it worse or not?

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Lenny i have 19's on mine and i thought i'd need the steering limiter too but i havent had any issues with my turning circle/wheels rubbing. since you have the kit you might as well fit it.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

Aldoo, I have genuine Mk2 ST 18s, and the car is lowered about 40mm all round (done by a precious owner so unsure the exact drop). There were 7.5J aftermarket 18s on when I bought it and had no problems, but when I changed to the genuine Ford rims, which are a bit wider (8J) I had trouble with rear camber and arch rubbing on the front, just on the driver side for some reason.

After wreckin a new pair of rear tyres by them balding on the inside I got the camber and alignment all sorted and no issues since.

But for the sake of £15 for the limiter kit I'd recommend it. I think I'll order one myself to be honest.

I love the way the car handles, but it is pretty hard over rough ground on the lower profile tyres and lower springs.

Lenny, I know you're a stickler for the finer details and are happy to pay for new parts, but have you seen the facelift ST 18s for sale on DoneDeal.ie? You may have already seen them and just aren't interested, but here's a link anyway!

http://cars.donedeal...swheels/4109494

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

I had trouble with rear camber and arch rubbing on the front, just on the driver side for some reason.

me too!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

Good luck fitting the springs Lenny the car should look mint especially with the body kit on already

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