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What's your Fiesta ST suspension plan?

What's your Fiesta ST suspension plan?

  • Leave it stock

    Votes: 85 25.8%
  • Lowering Springs

    Votes: 102 31.0%
  • Coil-Overs

    Votes: 140 42.6%
  • Air Suspension

    Votes: 2 0.6%

  • Total voters
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West End will go over all of that with you. It depends on your driving style and what/how you want the car to respond. They will set you up, f/r camber, roll center, ride height, corner balance, etc. They know their stuff. Check out his Type R when your in there. That thing is MINT
I wish that we had a place like that around here, as I have lost ALL faith in our local tuner shop ever since they totally screwed up that S280 install on a member's FiST, which Jason @Dizzy had pointed out a couple of months ago. [:(]
 


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will def get in touch with meister to check with their swift spring options. Any other parts would you recommend to complement the suspension setup? right now have some 16x8 rpf1 wheels w 205/50 direzza z3 on order, wavetrac and all tb braces sans booty bar. really like to keep stock height, have the car rotate well and decrease the body roll.
You will have to ask the members on this thread who have them installed to know for sure, but, I believe that the Meister Rs/GT1s/Zeta CRDs will NOT go even up to factory ride height, maybe close to it (like within .75" lower than factory), but not totally there. [dunno]
 


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You will have to ask the members on this thread who have them installed to know for sure, but, I believe that the Meister Rs/GT1s/Zeta CRDs will NOT go even up to factory ride height, maybe close to it (like within .75" lower than factory), but not totally there. [dunno]
I'm pretty sure they will go up to factory ride height. When I first installed them, they were pretty high. I didnt take exact measurements, but they were high. Maybe/hopefully someone else took exact measurements, but if they dont go up to factory ride height.....then it is VERY close to it.
 


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as long as it's not too far off from oem ride height and nothing detrimental to how the car handles, doesn't call too much attention to the way the car looks, should be great for me. .75" minimal drop not ideal (just matter of aesthetic preference) but tolerable. looking forwards to talking with jerrick next week. being used to driving a lot lower cars, was pleasantly amused the first time I rode in a fiesta st. felt like a small crossover to me until I hit the corners.

this is one of the reasons was interested in YCB's (along with attractive price point and linear springs but was wary of servicing intervals). On their website read custom shock lenghts might be an option.
 


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^^Yeah, coming from a slightly lowered 4th gen Z/28 directly into this car, I felt like I was driving a slab sided CUV until I got used to sitting much higher in the car, and just how go-kart like the handling was of these little monsters. [wink]
 


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I wish that we had a place like that around here, as I have lost ALL faith in our local tuner shop ever since they totally screwed up that S280 install on a member's FiST, which Jason @Dizzy had pointed out a couple of months ago. [:(]
Which shop was this?

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On normal bumpy roads I am more in the air than on the road and driving even when I want to go straight on.
When I go fast, of course...
When I go slow, is the set-up just unnecessary uncomfortable.
Spring rates are 30 kg/cm in front and 23 kg/cm in the rear.
Shock absorbers compression / rebound (measured at 100 RPM and 100 mm stroke) are:
Front 1100 / 1800 N
Rear 900/ 900 N
I have ordered set-up which works on normal roads.
Rallye set-up instead of racing set-up.
In one month about I will see, if the company did the job well.
I am happy with following set-up:
Springs rates are now 46 kg/cm in front and 23 kg/cm OEM in the rear (I used to use 18 kg/cm in the rear, but it was worse than with OEM springs).
Shocks C/R are:
Front 1100/ 1400 - 1800 N (set to 25th click)
Rear 750/ 1200 - 2100 N (set to 28th click)
The car has still little bit oversteer, but not so much.
Interesting are the force vectoring rear springs, but I don´t know if they are applicable in the rear of my Mk7 Fiesta.
 


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Tell me more. Do you mean progressive springs?
No.
I mean these:
Složka – Disk Google
As you can see they have been tested in the Mk 7 FiST.
I can order the force vectoring springs - or if they have not 23 kg/cm - and I want to have this spring rate in the rear - I can have them made.
But is it really so simple - current take out and FV ones put in?
 


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No.
I mean these:
Složka – Disk Google
As you can see they have been tested in the Mk 7 FiST.
I can order the force vectoring springs - or if they have not 23 kg/cm - and I want to have this spring rate in the rear - I can have them made.
But is it really so simple - current take out and FV ones put in?
I love this! So where would one acquire force vectoring springs?
 


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