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Discussion in 'Focus ST' started by 1Slowfocusst, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. 1Slowfocusst

    1Slowfocusst Member Established Member

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    blk02edge Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Me and my GF just picked this up. It's really her car but I'll be tracking it
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    1Slowfocusst Member Established Member

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    They are fun cars. Invest in a good lower motor mount though


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    It's amazing how convoluted the info is with these cars on the other forums. I've been reading about that and as far as I know this one has the upgrades e-focus mount (2015) I still have yet to actually drive the car as the roads are awful. And my gf have a long drive every day so it needs to remain smooth as possible
     
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    My car had the e focus mount. If you're not gonna beat on it then it should be fine, but a hard launch or 2 gear scratch and you'll get a loud bang from motor/trans smacking firewall [​IMG]


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  6. VenomousSVT

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    Still enjoy mine. Got some front end suspension issues I'm trying to work through though.


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    What's wrong with it? I've fought camber issues with mine


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    VenomousSVT TRQSTEER Established Member

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    I have something terribly loose. I feel like it's either the strut bearings or the top hats for the struts. It's just all out of whack. It knocks and makes a roaring noise at times. I just haven't had time to dive into it


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    can you at least pinpoint a side that way you only disassemble necessary parts? Kinda interested in what it is. Also how many miles and is it lowered?

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  10. VenomousSVT

    VenomousSVT TRQSTEER Established Member

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    its mainly the drivers side but both sides are rattling. On occasion when accelerating at 80% ill hit a small bump and it sounds like someone hit the bottom of the car with a hammer. The car has been lowered for 15k miles on mountune springs. however the 2015 cars are lower than 13/14 cars stock so the car was only actually lowered 5/8" lower than the stock springs.

    I feel like the struts are loose or the tophat is loose... maybe its allow the wheel to change camber and causing the odd roaring. I dont know. Im just going to tear apart the drivers side and take the strut out and inspect it. It doesnt ride or sound like a blown strut though. I just feel like once I get into it I'll find something thats loose from when they lowered it.

    only have 1 car at the moment though, my truck is getting a motor swap and will hopefully get it back this week. Once I have it to drive I'll just tinker with the focus and leave it in the air until I find the issue.
     
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    You might try taking the sway bar end links loose and go for a drive, see if you still have noise. Not on a Focus, but I have had those throw me for a loop on other cars. For some reason sometimes they make a heavier clunk/rattle than you would expect.
     

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