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Old 04-12-2005, 02:01 AM   #9
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Member name: FORDESIGNER
Location: Midwest
Model: ZX3
Color: Malibu Blue

Why he loves his Focus:
"The Focus was picked out by my daughters. I was going to get a GT convertable. But getting the Focus and not paying high insurance or payments has meant I can have much more fun. I have learned a lot about the Focus's suspension and engine and have grown quite fond of them. Needless to say, this Focus has become one of the favorite cars I have ever owned.
I have owned a 1968 Olds Cutless with a 455 cid, dual quad Offy intake manifold with dual 630 Holleys.... And I would choose the Focus over it any day of the week. I also feel it's a much more complete vehicle next to the Mustang. This coming from a designer that has worked on the last two generations of Mustangs. SN95 and S197, including Cobras."

His future plans:
"Future plans include transmission work. Lots of it. I've got all the power I need, now my next challenege is to be able to effectivly use it. Torsen, clutch, syncros, etc."


Clear corners
rear wiper removal
Window tints
Euro Headlights
Euro upper grill
SVT rear bumper
VIS carbon fiber hood
SVT rear bumper


Reverse indiglo gauges
Momo shifter knob/hacked down shifter
Stewart/Warner Boost and EGT gauges
Forza seat w/ Simpson 5 pt harness
oil pressure gauge in dash
A/F gauge

Pioneer Premier 850-something
Infinity basslink
4 - Kenwood excl 6X8s

Garret GT28R Custom Turbo manifold
Bell custom intercooler to support 250+ whp
(18X6X4.5 Core)Forge
Fast Road Closed Loop Diverter Valve (piston)
Pre-turbo oil filter
Relocated IAT using IAT from the LightningBoost controller
3" custom SS downpipe
Tial 35 mm wastegate
1.5 SS wastegate pipe w/ss flex
All aluminum tubing handcut and fitted powdercoated
Too much Russell lines and fittings to list Euro headlights & grill (for extra air flow)
3" SS exhaust
Livernois ported & polished head/valve undercut
valve relief etc.
55 lb injecters
Ported 2000 intake manifold
FC 65mm TB
Iceman/Pro-M intake w/mass air sensor
Steeda fuel rail /fuel pressure gauge
Removed EGR Removed and replaced breather system & added breather can w/ braided SS lines
180 thermo
Screamin' Demon coil and wires
Denso iridiums two steps colder
Hayame Cam gears (tuned)
Crane Stage 2 cams (prototypes)
Battery relocated to hatch w/vent tube
remote oil filter and braided SS lines
FAL fan
custom computer reflash
ARP head studs
main studs and rod bolts

Focussport front and rear bars
Mazda 3 style rear suspension brace
Tein Coilovers w/EDFC Poly bushings through out

17" Enkei CDR9 wheels w/Toyo tires

Fog-light mod
February 2005 ROTM

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