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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?

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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 :)

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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?

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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,

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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. ;)

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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. ;)

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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.

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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.

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Without starting a new thread has anyone bought one of these http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-FORD-FOCUS-MK2-STAINLESS-STEEL-EXHAUST-BACK-BOX-/251129308630?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a787925d6

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

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