Front suspension question for GS

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Front suspension question for GS

Postby Stephen Strand » Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:29 pm

I've read before that this is legal for GS class but I guess at this point i want to triple check before taking the final plunge.

The 14/15 Focus ST models have no front suspension support from Koni or Bilstein due to parts being developed during the 13 model when the perch was different. I was told a way around this would be to gut a stock strut and put in a koni as a custom job, like this link.

This will be alright for GS correct?

Also if it is does anyone know of a shop that would do this? I'd prefer to give my business to someone tied to SCCA.
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Re: Front suspension question for GS

Postby Adam Tarnoff » Wed Dec 02, 2015 7:39 pm

Completely legal - my front struts on the Lolantra are stock struts that are gutted, then i used the Koni insert. I'm not sure who could do that here, maybe Jeff at ProParts?
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Re: Front suspension question for GS

Postby Jonathan Lugod » Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:01 pm

Yup. Although I like the idea of using a Bilstein B6/B8 shock and having Guy Ankeny convert to adjustable. Give FRSport a call. This would be your best option IMO. :D
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Re: Front suspension question for GS

Postby Stephen Strand » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:54 pm

Jonathan Lugod wrote:Yup. Although I like the idea of using a Bilstein B6/B8 shock and having Guy Ankeny convert to adjustable. Give FRSport a call. This would be your best option IMO. :D


Did you see my facebook message Jon? It might be hidden but I was asking you if you still had your stock front stuff and if you wanted to sell it :mrgreen:

Actually FRSport would be a good option I work less than a mile from them. Might have to go Bilstein then, thanks for the info :)
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Re: Front suspension question for GS

Postby Stephen Strand » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:54 pm

Adam Tarnoff wrote:maybe Jeff at ProParts?


Cool I'll check that out too and see what could be done thanks :D
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Re: Front suspension question for GS

Postby Johnny Dy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:25 pm

Were you able to install the Bilstein shock? Did you choose B6 or B8?


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