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    Default how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal...

    I just bought the H.R cup kit and right now, they aren't even lower then the sportlines that I had on there previously.....and the cup kit is supposed to be a good 1/2" lower at least then the sportlines......how long am I going to have to wait to actually see the "lowness" of it?

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    ps- other then the height, the ride is nice and it handles alot better then it did...

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal...

    No time AT ALL.
    The only thing is that having it jacked up or stopping in a hurry will alter the settling FOR THE MOMENT.
    Back up, hit the brakes, Pull Forward, hit the brakes, ease back, ease into the brakes, and it's settled.

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    if that's the case, then something is wrong then.....I've hit turns pretty hard already, stood on the inside of my car and jumped up and down to get them settled and still not much difference....

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    Make SURE that the ends of the springs are all properly seated in the perches.
    If all is well, then just enjoy the improvements.

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    Don't forget...
    If you pull into a parking spot in a hurry, under braking, the rear will sit high.
    I don't know why, but the Focus seems to hold it's position after it's last weight shift more than most cars.
    For a proper measurement, make sure the ground is FLAT and EASE into position after some EASY driving.

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    i'll see what they look like today.......that would be some crap if they weren't seated properly....

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    Should look somewhat like this:



    or this:


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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    yeah I don't think i'm sittin that low yet......and I have the w-type sideskirts too : (

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    anybody else have any pics of their cup kits?

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    lol dag that makes me feel bad......mines settling a little more then it was yesterday, but its still not lower in the front like yours is....how long did it take for yours to settle?

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    Dude it shouldn't take any time to "settle".

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    yeah your not getting it.

    if your springs settled anymore then what they first do when you put the car down.

    you'd have defective springs and they'd settle until every coil touched.

    where you see your car now is where your car is going to sit.

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal

    then maybe i'm just trippn, but i'm tellin ya'll that my car does not sit that low in the front....it's more of an even stance then a angled stance

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    Default Re: how long does it take to let springs/struts settle to normal...

    It's also possible that the front struts aren't seated right at the bottom where they meet the knuckle at the pinch bolt.
    There is a little slack there, and the struts should be as far down in the hole in the knuckle as possible while still allowing the bolt to slip through.


 
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