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Last Post 02 Apr 2018 07:58 AM by  sjfehr
Focus ST: Legality of front strut conversion
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livelyjay
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13 Nov 2017 12:22 PM

    This may have been covered already, but I've been out of autocross since 2010 because we lost our really good local venue.  That venue is back, so I might be prepping my car for GS.

    2013 Focus ST has Konis and Bilsteins available.  I own a 2014.  The difference is Ford changed the front springs and spring perch for 2014+ and neither Koni nor Bilstein seem eager to make a new model.

    Can I change out my current suspension with that of a 2013 model and be class legal?

    honda33
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    13 Nov 2017 03:53 PM
    No, the springs are different this making it illegal. Pro parts will make a set and install into stock housings. That’s currently your best bet.
    livelyjay
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    13 Nov 2017 04:06 PM
    Alas why I'm really not all that stoked to get back into SCCA. The rules are just plain stupid. It's not like this is the brake change between 2013-2014 and 2015+.
    k88edwards
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    27 Mar 2018 03:59 PM
    Even though the Strut Length, Spring Length, and Spring rate are all the same as the 2014 and On Front Strut/Spring assemblies?  Currently the 2013 Focus ST's have an advantage over all the other model years due to front strut choices.  After 2013 the choices are limited to Ford Motorcraft only.  This ought to be an allowed exemption in GS for these cars.











    Also I can't find anything for Pro Parts...
    kb_solo2
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    sgreer78
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    02 Apr 2018 01:30 AM

    Just call ProParts and talk to Jeff, he'll get you sorted. 

    sjfehr
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    02 Apr 2018 07:58 AM
    Posted By livelyjay on 13 Nov 2017 04:06 PM
    Alas why I'm really not all that stoked to get back into SCCA. The rules are just plain stupid. It's not like this is the brake change between 2013-2014 and 2015+.

    If you don't like the rules for Street, perhaps you'd prefer to run in Street Touring where coilovers and camber plates are permitted?




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