Havent even taken the car out since install. Still kind of mad at it.So overall, you're happy that it serves it's track purpose for you? I hope so, Kevin.
For under $20k OTD they were a steal at the time even when i bought mine. Until alot of car enthusiast press started coming out about them they were overshadowed by the Focus ST.During the spring/summer before c19 hit these little cars made my radar to the point where I found deals and seriously pondered a purchase at Ford dealerships in Kansas or Maryland for new ST's at prices you wouldn't believe. My guess is the dealerships wanted to unload the cars because maybe sales were slow or what have you or was the model ending. Once c19 hit the prices went up and through the roof. I liked the car but hesitated because of the lack of practicality out here.
For under $20k OTD they were a steal at the time even when i bought mine. Until alot of car enthusiast press started coming out about them they were overshadowed by the Focus ST.
I paid WAY under MSRP on mine and that was without any discounts or X/D plan pricing.
Currently car is on Swift Spec R springs with a 212lb-in linear spring rate both front and rear. Dampers are Bilstein B8's.Sounds like Christ Taylor Racing has exceptional customer service/support. Sure comes in handy when you need it, Kevin. What spring rates do you have on your ST now?
15's are incredible for grip. The RS4's in 225/45 are not exactly the pinnacle of sticky 200tw but so far I have yet to feel the end of the grip they afford. The car is faster than i am so i dont feel like id be losing out on going to either 16 x 8 and the 215/45R16 or staying with the 15x8 and 225/45R15. Either way, both are significant improvements in overall grip. The gearing with the 16's felt better. I do want to try out a 215/40R17 to see if going taller would help with the 2-3-4 shifts at Summit Point.Kevin -
Now that you've had some time with the 225/45s on your 15" Dekas, how do you like them? Was turn-in affected? Does it feel like it accelerated a bit better? Do you like the 16"s better?
I still haven't mounted mine and I'm waffling on throwing some 200tw on there to play around (using it mainly on the street) or just selling them since I haven't been able to make it to the track in years.
I'll be throwing on some Swift Spec Rs on stock dampers, so I'm hoping they don't rub. I saw DPRO recommending -2 camber for even street driven...does that seem right? Sounds like a lot but I'm not really familiar with these platforms.