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Old 10-29-2003, 13:57   #1 (permalink)
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I have fitted the Herrod Motorsports Suspension kit to my 3dr Zetec fOCUS. As a result, the camber in my rear wheels is borderline extreme. I would like to know if there is a camber kit in the form of a concentric upper arm bolt or perhaps a shim kit for the hubs!?
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Old 10-29-2003, 15:31   #2 (permalink)
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How does the car handle mate? How far does it lower it? Do you have any pics.........

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Old 10-29-2003, 16:37   #3 (permalink)
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Herrod supplied the springs which are progressive rated and has dropped the ride height by about 35mm. with the Factory 17" alloys and F1 eagles it will scare the daylights out of you when you find out how much more speed you can have through roundabouts and exit ramps! It is not rough and the original shocks are fine. Perhaps the negative camber I have is helping with the conering but I am worried about the inner edge wearing at about .3mm per 5,000km more that the outer. I will have pics soon, stay tuned
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have you talked to rob herrod about this? being that he designed these springs he may have some insight on whether or not the tyres will wear substantially or how to fix the problem. ps...thats a hell of a drop...would look awesome i bet...do you scrape on speed humps etc? do you have a bodykit on it? can't wait to see some pics...
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Old 10-29-2003, 18:42   #5 (permalink)
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My 3dr is the Hamburger with the lot! 17" alloys, Body Kit, VDC Advance Trac (Worth Every Cent!) Herrod Suspension and rear sports muffler (Rob is working on a Full Exaust Kit that will be included asap) and finally, the minor details, ST170 Side Flashers, Zetec Mats ect.
The ride height is fine, ie: no probs with speed humps, I do need to watch the gutters as the front spoiler will foul on anything higher than 120mm on level ground.
I have checked heaps of sites but still nothing on Camber Kits; Hope to hear of some solutions soon....
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Cant wait for the pics mate! Does your car have tinted windows? Any intake mods?
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Old 10-29-2003, 23:14   #7 (permalink)
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Can you find out what springs they are that are fitted to your car?

I want to lower my car by about the same amount, and as Herrod is far far from me, I am hoping I can find the springs up this way. I am looking to do it as soon as I can find a suitable spring. Pedders Sportsryder is at least an inch higher than I want.

Love to see some pictures too....

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After 8000+ klms using the Herrod supplied springs and running on 17's, there is no noticable abnormal wear.

Zantetsuken, the below photo will give you an idea on the ride height using the Herrod springs. It's dropped a fraction since that shot. (Apologies for highjacking the thread)

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Old 10-30-2003, 01:08   #9 (permalink)
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Finally got a pic, Nice one from Grunter! I like the Colour. can I sugest the clear ST170 Side Flashers? They shoudn't cost more than $30 but they look alot better (in my opinion)
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