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Old 05-11-2005, 01:26 PM   #9
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Member name: GOAT ROPER
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Model: ZTS (Centennial Edition)
Color: Pitch Black

Why he loves his Focus:
"I have always been a fan of taking four-door cars and making them into they really weren't intended to be, fast. Goes all the back to my first car, a 1977 Dodge Monaco (the "duct-tape mobile") where I did nothing but put a glass pack on it I had sniped from my fathers pick-up to what I have now, my 2003 ZTS that has almost every bolt-on you can find.
So why exactly do I love my Focus? The "Centennial Edition" being all black combined with the dark tint really make the car stand out I believe. Handling is superb, even more so than stock with the Eibachs and 18" Enkei's. The power I am getting out of my little normally aspirated 2.0L Zetec is outstanding, mainly thanks to Karl @ Massive Speed System, J.T. @ Extreme Parts and of course Randy @ Focus Sport for his superb tunes on my SCT."

His future plans:
"I think FordDesigner said it best last month when he won ROTM, "transmission work, lots of it". Later on this month the stock clutch will be voted off the island with either the Centerforce or Spec clutch. While I have that tore apart a lightweight flywheel might as well be put in as well. A Torsen or Quaife along with the 4.06 gears may make an appearance yet this summer. The remainder of my engine mounts that need to be replaced will occur before July, replaced by the VF's.

Long term, I have to decide which fork in the road I want to take since I am running out of things to do, build up on mean N/A engine or go PowerWorks. In all reality I want to hit the magical 100 HP per liter while staying N/A, if for nothing else than my own selfish need to do it"


Grillcraft lower grill (replaces hoaky one vehicle came with)
Custom upper grill (meshed factory grill)

Ford Racing engine cover
Painted engine bay pieces

Focus Central Short-Throw
A-pillar gauge pod


Focus Sport ported cylinder head
Kent Stage 3 cams
Focus Sport UDPs
Focus Sport Cool-Flo CAI
Focus Sport SCT
Focus Central Cam Gears
2000 ported intake
Focus Central 4-2-1 Race Header
Custom 3" Exhaust
Focus Central 65 mm Throttle Body
Screamin' Demon Coil Pack
LW/Denso wires/plugs
Centerforce Clutch
Fidanza Flywheel
All VF mounts
30# injectors

Eibach Sportlines 2" drop
Focus Central Strut Bar

Enkei RS-5 18" wheels

February 2005 ROTM

If you have a theme idea for Ride of the Month or any other suggestions, please feel free to PM me!

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