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#61 Lenny

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

Had a chat with the guys in the Ford dealership today and according to them, they had one customer only who fitted Eibach lowering springs. If I just get the springs and leave the rest as it is, I will not need to do anything else to the car. That is according to them now. Any thoughts about that?

I am so very tempted to start saving for a set of springs and maybe even better shocks. Lenny where did you get your springs from and how much were they shipped if you don't mind me asking? Any suggestions for shocks and where to get them? My only issue is whether the car will be too low to the ground and would scrape going over speed bumps. I reckon the car would look quite good as well sitting a bit lower.


Hi mate,
i purchased my eibach kit from ford on ebay. Finis1358918 (for 1.6TDCi, 1.8TDCi and 2.0TDCi)
Buying from ford doesnt effect your warrenty if ford fit them or you have an invoice to say you bought from ford. Which you will have if you buy like i did, or from your local dealership. Ive void all my warrentys at this stage but its good to know ford stand by the product and supply it.
Here is where i bought mine.
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2327409254
Deliverd by GLS but their not blue when they arrive their gloss black so will match your car even better.
I doubt your car will scrape since ford offer the kit as an optional extra but it will sit 40mm from centre wheel cap to centre tip of fender.
Their also selling ford focus 18" rims set of four 400 pounds in both silver or chrome finish, would match in well
But your existing alloys look good enough to me, and like you said the extra profile helps,

Id also recommend fitting the eibach camber adjustment kit, from Performance3000
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1439.l2649
Cheaper than a tyre and will keep all four wearing evenly after lowering.

Also regarding shocks/Dampers
The bilstein B4 kit also from Performance3000 looks like a fantastic offer,
But im not sure if the B4 kit is a stock spec kit or an upgrade from stock spec
Great price though,
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

A great video regarding lowering the car is this one lol


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

Thanks for all the info Lenny. I think I will start saving now and see how it all looks on your car. I reckon it will look awesome and drive even better.

What I found out in my little bit of research is that Eibach springs are well regarded as being one of the best value for money and quality. H&R and Apex do springs as well, but the Eibach ones always seemed to be more preferred.
Also, I was considering upgrading the dampers since the springs will be done at the same time. Found out that there is a kit, Bilstein B12 Pro Kit that comes with Bilstein B6 or B8 dampers and the Eibach Pro kit springs that you got. Realistically it would lower the car about 30mm front and back. This would suit me perfect that I don't want the car to scrape. Demon Tweaks online have it for €633 + shipping which I think is good value for money. Realistically looking at €100-150 to get it all fitted by a mechanic as this is well beyond my skills. Total cost of less that €790. I think I should start saving now so that in the summer time, I can get that done.

I am extremely tempted of a set of 18" alloys after seeing them on a R spec Golf TDI today that was factory lowered owned by a collegue of mine. I don't think it would suit me though with my high millage and bumpy roads. Still so very tempting!

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for all the info Lenny. I think I will start saving now and see how it all looks on your car. I reckon it will look awesome and drive even better.

What I found out in my little bit of research is that Eibach springs are well regarded as being one of the best value for money and quality. H&R and Apex do springs as well, but the Eibach ones always seemed to be more preferred.
Also, I was considering upgrading the dampers since the springs will be done at the same time. Found out that there is a kit, Bilstein B12 Pro Kit that comes with Bilstein B6 or B8 dampers and the Eibach Pro kit springs that you got. Realistically it would lower the car about 30mm front and back. This would suit me perfect that I don't want the car to scrape. Demon Tweaks online have it for ¤633 + shipping which I think is good value for money. Realistically looking at ¤100-150 to get it all fitted by a mechanic as this is well beyond my skills. Total cost of less that ¤790. I think I should start saving now so that in the summer time, I can get that done.

I am extremely tempted of a set of 18" alloys after seeing them on a R spec Golf TDI today that was factory lowered owned by a collegue of mine. I don't think it would suit me though with my high millage and bumpy roads. Still so very tempting!

Thanks mate,
Happy to be of assistance, the Blistein kit sounds good and sure to be well worth the spend.
You could always upgrade the alloys at a later date if you wanted to but big tyres and big mileage equals increased price when needing new tyres.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

i have seen these fitted to a facelift st , and all i can say is they looked gorgeous

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:33 PM

You could always upgrade the alloys at a later date if you wanted to but big tyres and big mileage equals increased price when needing new tyres.


Your right there Lenny , only 16,000 miles and i need two new front tyre's First quote from Kwikfit , was 197.00 each lol of course i declined , i have 0.4mm before i'm illegal on the O/S front and 1.6mm on the N/S , so when i take right hand corners i'm going to lean to the left :)

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

i have seen these fitted to a facelift st , and all i can say is they looked gorgeous


You mean the alloys or the spring kit?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

the alloys i mean

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:22 AM

the alloys i mean

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They do look good mate,
But im more in favour of these ones in an 18" for comfort instead of the original plan of 19" although theirs only 80 pounds in the difference between four 18" and four 19" snow flake rims.

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:42 AM

Quick update,
Two rims orderd, will upload some pics next week when they arrive :)

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:34 AM

Quick update,
Two rims orderd, will upload some pics next week when they arrive :)


Nice one. Can't wait to see the end result.
Btw, how are you going to get the springs fitted? You doing it yourself or do you have someone that you would recommend to do the job?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:48 AM

Nice one.
Can't wait to see the end result.
Btw, how are you going to get the springs fitted?
You doing it yourself or do you have someone that you would recommend to do the job?


Thanks mate,
Im going to get a quote off ford to fit the steering rack limiter kit, springs and camber bolts.
Very cautious of letting any mechanic near the car, and ford have known this chassie since 2005 so im sure they have changed springs in a few of them by now.
I dont want to be a mechanics first ford focus to change springs in.

Purchasing tyres from local tyre dealer aswell as laser alignment.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:36 PM

Quick update on progress,
First two rims arrived today along with blue centre caps,
All quiet now until march lol purchase another two and complete the set, here are a few pictures.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

Nothing beats the smell of opening packages!

Looking awesome. Roll on March :)

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

Wheels look ace. Lenny i hate you so much lol!

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:35 PM

What size did you go for ? 18 or 19's

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