Got my new camber arms installed, that fixed the wheel wobble and one of my clunks, but I also discovered a bent rear shock. The fronts are fine, the wheels are fine, but the shock does not go straight up and down and it makes a clunking noise over bumpers, no leaks though!
The H&R coilovers are nice, but if I'm paying to replace rear shocks, I want something with adjustable dampening.
Thanks to the desperate guys on the Mazda 3 forums, before Koni, Bilstein, etc. made shocks for them, they were looking at other alternatives. While the old Focus C170 platform is different from the C1 platform, there are many similarities. The rear suspension has an identical geometry; shocks, springs, sways bars, etc. all fit.
Many have raved about the KYB shocks, the price was definitely right at only $63 a piece with a lifetime warranty. I really like that the adjustment knob is on the side and not the top, so adjustment is easy.
The only real concern is the weight difference. The 2004 Focus is ~300lbs lighter than our cars, but considering that those are sedans with expected rear passengers, and I have no back seat, I imagine these will be fairly sufficient.
They should be here by next week, so I will keep you updated on confirmed fitment and ride quality.