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Old 12-04-2010   #11
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Ok, I'm bored, somebody post something. Random AX question, thought, pic, what Santa is bringing you..... whatever.
Gah, hopefully a pile of RX8 parts. I finally switched the suspension over for winter today, and a whole bunch of stuff broke. Laundry list of things I have to fix:

Headlight level sensor
Front left lower A-arm bushing
Engine splash guard
Front left fender liner
Front bumper trim
Front brake boots

I figure I'll just go to the Mazda online parts site and just order every bolt for the front and rear suspension, too.

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Old 12-04-2010   #12
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There is only one company that makes aftermarket dampers for my Focus. Soooo....do I buy the Tokiko dampers for next year and stay in HS or do I buy coil-overs and go to ST?
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Easy. You go to ST. ST is awesome.
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Old 12-04-2010   #14
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Easy. You go to ST. ST is awesome.
Haha. I have been itching to mod this car since I got it. I have a feeling I will end up in ST at some point next year .
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Emanuel, definitely HS.

Nick, how did you manage to break all those things while changing shocks!?

Nathan, nooooo you are forbidden to enter anything other than HS. The autocross Gods spoke to me in a dream the other night and said "let there be HS, and in HS Nathan Karplus will kick major ass in 2011." Truth.

Craig and Russ, how am I supposed to beat you guys if you keep getting faster? Cut that shit out.
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Old 12-04-2010   #16
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Emanuel, definitely HS.

Nick, please clarify, did you break those things as you were working on the car or did you discover that they were broken?

Nathan, nooooo you are forbidden to enter anything other than HS. The autocross Gods spoke to me in a dream the other night and said "let there be HS, and in HS Nathan Karplus will kick major ass in 2011." Truth.
Hahaha. I figured you would have something to say about that lol. We will see what happens. I tend to change my mind about things every other day when it comes to this. But right now I am looking at new dampers w/ r-comps or going to ST. I really wish there were more companies (koni) making shocks for newer Foci because then the decision would be super easy (stay in HS). My dampers are pretty well shot from the railroad tracks by my house and the pot hole filled road I used to take to work (St. Mary's East of Assembly hall..potholes the size of my car no exaggeration)

Edit: I do have a ton of fun in HS but I think I would have a ton of fun in any class.

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Nathan, so nobody makes performance dampers for your car at all...Bilstein, KYB, ect ect? Seems hard to believe since the Focus is and was such a popular car and the aftermarket is quite plentiful for your car I thought. Maybe you could at least put the SVT Focus dampers/shocks in place of the stockers?
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Nathan, so nobody makes performance dampers for your car at all...Bilstein, KYB, ect ect? Seems hard to believe since the Focus is and was such a popular car and the aftermarket is quite plentiful for your car I thought. Maybe you could at least put the SVT Focus dampers/shocks in place of the stockers?
Tokiko is the only company that makes performance dampers specifically designed for the 2008+ Foci and I haven't heard anything good (or bad) about these shocks. It is possible to put aftermarket performance dampers from 2000-2005 Foci on my Focus with an "omni" kit made by Massive, but I have heard that this kit isn't exactly the highest quality and rusts out quickly.
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Nick, how did you manage to break all those things while changing shocks!?
Some of the things were broken already, some of them broke when I tried to remove them. Normally the swap goes very well and I get it done in three hours, no problem. Today it did not go well.

The plastic parts have been bashed by cones. The front of that car is...weak.
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Sounds like H-Stock to me!!!
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Emanuel, definitely HS.


Craig and Russ, how am I supposed to beat you guys if you keep getting faster? Cut that shit out.
Since the new Scirocco isn't available in the states (VW does not plan to offer it here), the correct answer is : not eligable, I'm afraid. Not to mention that I would have to import at least 2 of them so the DOT can chrash one of them.

And for all that money it would cost, I could easily buy a real fast car, like the guys Adam is complaining about.
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