Jump to content


Show
Photo

Lowering Advice


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 ZeetecBlaikie

ZeetecBlaikie

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Name: Matthew
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus Zetec Climate 1.6
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 25 March 2013 - 12:47 PM

Looking to lower my MK2 Zetec would like to see some examples of 40mm front and back looking at these springs http://www.ebay.co.u...=item23208c8c72

 

Pic of the car below 530887_406494702712311_623783169_n.jpg



Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 Scott TDCI

Scott TDCI

    Member

  • Members via Twitter
  • PipPip
  • 19 posts
  • Name: Scott
  • Ford Model: 2007 1.8 TDCI focus (mk2)
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Berkshire

Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

Yeah same here, found a few pics on Google yesterday, I'll try find them when I'm home.

Also I want to use the H&R lowering springs, as they are ford approved upgrade will I need to tell my insurance company?

#3 ZeetecBlaikie

ZeetecBlaikie

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Name: Matthew
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus Zetec Climate 1.6
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

Would probs have to tell your insurance company as its different from manufactures spec for the car. But then again it's not the biggest modification so the additional premium won't be to much.

#4 gforce

gforce

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 774 posts
  • Name: Gary
  • Ford Model: Ford Mondeo ST 2.2 TDCi
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Tyrone

Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:28 PM

Mine was lowered when I got it, so not 100% sure on how much or what brand. They're yellow springs though so I'm assuming Apex and it seems to be about 40mm all round. Best pics I have at the minute...

 

Photo0496.jpg

 

IMG_0196.jpg

 

IMG_0301.jpg

 

Think Eibach are the most highly recommended as they're Ford approved parts that you can get through your dealer, think they drop it 30-35mm. Adjustable rear camber bolts are also recommended to make sure everything's line up properly after the drop and prevent tyre-wear issues.



#5 ZeetecBlaikie

ZeetecBlaikie

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Name: Matthew
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus Zetec Climate 1.6
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

Mine was lowered when I got it, so not 100% sure on how much or what brand. They're yellow springs though so I'm assuming Apex and it seems to be about 40mm all round. Best pics I have at the minute...
 
Photo0496.jpg
 
IMG_0196.jpg
 
IMG_0301.jpg
 
Think Eibach are the most highly recommended as they're Ford approved parts that you can get through your dealer, think they drop it 30-35mm. Adjustable rear camber bolts are also recommended to make sure everything's line up properly after the drop and prevent tyre-wear issues.


Looks brilliant lowered on the 18s gives me a good idea what I'm looking for, should look decent on my 17s :)

#6 gforce

gforce

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 774 posts
  • Name: Gary
  • Ford Model: Ford Mondeo ST 2.2 TDCi
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Tyrone

Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

Cheers pal! To be honest, it's pretty low and doesn't take too kindly to some of the dirt track roads I be on. Kerb clearance isn't great either, but I just take extra care and i think it's worth it for the looks and handling!

 

It should look decent indeed on your current wheels, makes a great difference to the stance over standard.

 

Haven't seen too many in your colour before, looks well! Have you got many plans for it?



#7 ZeetecBlaikie

ZeetecBlaikie

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Name: Matthew
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus Zetec Climate 1.6
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:03 PM

Cheers pal! To be honest, it's pretty low and doesn't take too kindly to some of the dirt track roads I be on. Kerb clearance isn't great either, but I just take extra care and i think it's worth it for the looks and handling!

 

It should look decent indeed on your current wheels, makes a great difference to the stance over standard.

 

Haven't seen too many in your colour before, looks well! Have you got many plans for it?


I do a lot of Motorway miles over country roads and city driving so it should be fine, But as you said the look more than makes up for it :D

 

Yeah the colours unusual, makes it hard to decide what to do lol! First plans are to lower by 40mm all round and get a custom backbox by the end of May. The wheels im happy with but may want to colour ethier white or grey,



#8 gforce

gforce

    Too much time on the boards

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 774 posts
  • Name: Gary
  • Ford Model: Ford Mondeo ST 2.2 TDCi
  • Year: 2005
  • Location: Tyrone

Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

Cool, as said the colour's pretty rare so would be different anyway! Photoshop can come in handy for getting an idea of wheel colours, and I think a few guys were using a site recently where you can preview all sorts of different wheels on the car. It was discussed in Moy24's build thread if you get a chance to take a look.

 

Loads of tips for other small mods too on here, check people's signatures for ideas and guides if interested. ;)



#9 Lenny

Lenny

    Retired Moderator

  • FOC Supporters
  • 9,147 posts
  • Name: Leonard
  • Ford Model: Focus ZetecS
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Ireland
Contributor

Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

Cool, as said the colour's pretty rare so would be different anyway! Photoshop can come in handy for getting an idea of wheel colours, and I think a few guys were using a site recently where you can preview all sorts of different wheels on the car. It was discussed in Moy24's build thread if you get a chance to take a look.
 
Loads of tips for other small mods too on here, check people's signatures for ideas and guides if interested. ;)

+1
I've got links to guides in my signature below this post,
Eibach lowering springs are supported and supplied by ford, Ive purchased my eibachs from ford.
I too recomend eibach rear adjustable camber bolts cost less than 50 pounds and save your tyres from excessive wear.
Lowering mine in early May.

Eibach-Camber_zps495c13c9.jpg

#10 salsheikh

salsheikh

    Sal_Sheikh

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,550 posts
  • Name: Sal
  • Ford Model: Focus 1.8 Turbo D
  • Year: 2008
  • Location: Warwickshire

Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

get the camber bolts from rude racing - they have them on offer at the moment for approx £23 with free delivery.



#11 ZeetecBlaikie

ZeetecBlaikie

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Name: Matthew
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus Zetec Climate 1.6
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:09 AM

Thanks for the advice guys ordering the springs today with the camber bolts as well. Getting them fitted when the MOT is up at the end of April, and a few other wee things getting done in May :) 



#12 Lenny

Lenny

    Retired Moderator

  • FOC Supporters
  • 9,147 posts
  • Name: Leonard
  • Ford Model: Focus ZetecS
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Ireland
Contributor

Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:57 AM

Thanks for the advice guys ordering the springs today with the camber bolts as well. Getting them fitted when the MOT is up at the end of April, and a few other wee things getting done in May :) 

Sweet,
Look forward to an update of results mate, lowering mine in mid April too.

#13 ZeetecBlaikie

ZeetecBlaikie

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 23 posts
  • Name: Matthew
  • Ford Model: Ford Focus Zetec Climate 1.6
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:55 PM

Without starting a new thread has anyone bought one of these http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a787925d6

 

Seems quite cheap and looks quality, Labled as a backbox but just looks like a fancy tailpipe :/




Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users