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This is a discussion on New Ford Struts Now Available within the Focus RS Suspension forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; Originally Posted by SurfCfl I already have rear camber arms. I'm running -3 in the rear to compensate for my stiff rear sway bar. Yeah, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfCfl View Post
    I already have rear camber arms. I'm running -3 in the rear to compensate for my stiff rear sway bar.

    Yeah, -2.5 in the front gives me even tire wear too.
    Do you have a link of the rear camber arms? Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by denverdreamer View Post
    Do you have a link of the rear camber arms? Thank you
    They are the Massive Rear Camber Arms from focusrsshop.

    Not too ricer looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfCfl View Post
    A few weeks back a mechanic doing an alignment said he noticed some fluid on my struts. So I started paying attention and noticed that the driver side was getting softer and softer.
    Thanks man. Good to know. I'll keep an eye on mine. I look forward to any reports you have on the replacements.
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    Drove over a little bump yesterday and thought it felt like a blown strut. Now this make me wanna get in there and look for oil seepage
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    Keeping it pinned down while all cylinders are -6 is not good practice

    Money comes and goes, RS don't.
    Dude your life is also ticking away.
    Buy th damn car and mod away.

    The ST is an ST that's all it will ever be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Dissect the bad strut please.
    How do I do that?

    @RocketRS @Slider If you guys want the bad strut for examination or know someone that does, let me know. I'll ship it to you. I don't think I'm qualified to do something like that.
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    @onestep @lflouie @Austin @crepr12 @ansibe @Raptor911 @Soundwave @SoliDeoGloria @@FiSTer @Slider @Hank @Sleeper @maschoff @RocketRS

    Disclaimer: I have Mountune sport springs.

    EDIT: Sorry, my tire isn't rubbing. It was a botched install. I just assumed the noise I heard was the tire rubbing. They haven't figured out what the noise is yet but it's not the tire rubbing.


    I can definitively say that these are re-engineered struts and they're softer than the original struts (at least in normal mode). The ride is definitely softer over large bumps. My tires are rubbing when backing out of my driveway (something that's never happened before). I tested the struts over large bumps that I often drive over at high speed. There is a very noticeable difference over those bumps. But I don't think I'll be able to provide a review of how these new struts perform on smaller bumps or general ride quality. Because my RE-71R tires have a very rough ride.

    I'll have to hold off on my review of the struts in sport mode because the only time I put them in sport mode is on the track or during autocross. I have an autocross event this Sunday and a track day at Sebring a week from tomorrow. So I will post a review of these new struts in sport mode after next weekend.
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    Wait now the tires rub!? So all the suspension stuff that's been engineered with original shocks in mind may not work as claimed!?! Argh
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    Quote Originally Posted by SurfCfl View Post
    @onestep @lflouie @Austin @crepr12 @ansibe @Raptor911 @Soundwave @SoliDeoGloria @@FiSTer @Slider @Hank @Sleeper @maschoff @RocketRS

    Disclaimer: I have Mountune sport springs.

    I can definitively say that these are re-engineered struts and they're softer than the original struts (at least in normal mode). The ride is definitely softer over large bumps. My tires are rubbing when backing out of my driveway (something that's never happened before). I tested the struts over large bumps that I often drive over at high speed. There is a very noticeable difference over those bumps. But I don't think I'll be able to provide a review of how these new struts perform on smaller bumps or general ride quality. Because my RE-71R tires have a very rough ride.

    I'll have to hold off on my review of the struts in sport mode because the only time I put them in sport mode is on the track or during autocross. I have an autocross event this Sunday and a track day at Sebring a week from tomorrow. So I will post a review of these new struts in sport mode after next weekend.
    Thanks for the speedy review. I'm very interested in your track experience with them.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundwave View Post
    Wait now the tires rub!? So all the suspension stuff that's been engineered with original shocks in mind may not work as claimed!?! Argh
    EDIT: Sorry, my tire isn't rubbing. It was a botched install. I just assumed the noise I heard was the tire rubbing. They haven't figured out what the noise is yet but it's not the tire rubbing.

    Yeah, it looks that way. We will probably need new lowering springs for these new struts.
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    Now I REALLY hope the Mountune springs do what I want Nd I don't get any leaking OEM struts.
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