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Old 01-14-2006, 11:34 AM   #18
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Location: Fort Bragg, NC
What I Drive: '13 Taffeta White Civic Si Sedan

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Member name: TIN_MADDOG
Location: Spencerville, Ohio
Model: LX (sedan w/SPI)
Color: Pitch Black

Why he loves his Focus[:
"I'm not sure, really. I bought it when money was tight and I just needed a reliable/cheap car. After about a year, I started to modify it. My Focus went through alot of stages and I changed my mind MANY different times (my wife can corroborate this!!), but all in all, it's just a fun car. After getting married and buying a house, finances got settled, new cars were bought, but I couldn't bring myself to ditch the old SPI Focus. Sentimental, I guess. Anything I know about cars, I learned by working on my Focus (with MUCH help from Marc/Gigaherz and Jim/Waterboy, as well as various others on FJ) It's addicitive and fun to drive. As my signature says, "I'd rather drive the slow car I built than the fast car I bought."

His future plans:
"NEW REAR BRAKES! I hope to do the SVT rear conversion soon.

I'd like to build up the internals, add nitrous (w/ a retune, obviously), and eventually, build a different turbo kit.

I've got a few new body parts to add, but they are not priority."


SVT Front Fascia w/ Fogs-Lamin-X
European Upper Grill
Eurospec Hella Projectos-Lamin-X
OEM Style Carbon Fiber Hood
20% Tint All Around
Taillight Covers (No, not vinyl or nightshade, they are ABS plastic)
Short Antenna
Best License Plate EVER!
JDM Black Sidemarkers

Corbeau Racing Seats (Supplied By Ratboy Racing, Sadly, the Seats Are For Sale Now)
Embroidered Floor Mats
Indiglo Gauges
Dual Pillar Pod w/ AF and Boost Gauges (Jim n' I Racing For teh Win!!)
Short Shifter
Stripped From B-Pillar Back


Some Sony CD Player
6 Disc Changer Mounted in Glovebox
Some Memphis Speakers
Some Sony Equalizer
Sony Edition Sub/Amp Box

T3 Turbocharger .42/.48 Internal Wastegate
Escort RS Manifold
ITG Filter (From My Old Focus Sport Intake)
39# Flow Matched Injectors
CFM IAT Relocation Kit
1st Generation DSM BOV
Audi Intercooler (Jim n' I Racing RULES!!!1!) Boost Controller (Supplied, again, by Jim 'n I Racing!!)
Gigaherz Performance Mustang Throttle Body Conversion (65mm!! Thanks Marc!)
Ported/Beaded Intake Manifold
Gasket Match Port/Polish & 3 Angle Valve Job
Stage 1 Camshaft
Adjustable Cam Gear
25% Underdrive Pulley
tin_maddog Flexpipe
Magnaflow Exhaust
Screamin' Demon Coil w/ Livewires (Thanks TONY D!!)
Thin Profile Fan (Awaiting Install)
Stage 3 Clutch Kit
Trunk Battery Relocation (Jim n' I Racing Did This, too!!)
Valvetrain Kit.

FS Upper Strut Bar
Stock Front Swaybar
SVT Rear Swaybar
Eibach Pro System

16" Bronze Rota Slipstreams w/ Black McGard Lugnuts
Hankook R2-S Tires

February 2005 ROTM

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