: New Years CAR Resolutions
12-31-2008, 03:29 PM
Hope everyone has a happy and safe 2009 to all the Focus Fanatics. I want to know what your Car resolutions are for the new year. New Cold Air Intake? Turbo? Take it to the track? Put it out there. Have a good 2009![wave]
12-31-2008, 03:45 PM
Hoping to get the SVT rear brake kit, Steeda SRI, some interior mods - and enjoy my car more - get out on the road more.
12-31-2008, 03:46 PM
I've got some stuff on order. C-F-M had some Focus Central billet goodies on sale so I got new HVAC knobs, rear keyhole bezel and oil and powersteering caps, also new plus and thermostat. I also have Prothane dog bone mount inserts ready to go in. I was going to order an ORP finally but they are still out, ugh. I also bought some car detailing goodies, some all purpose cleaner from Meguiars and this polishing kit and bag from Griot's Garage...
Griots Polishing kit (http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/car+care/car+care+kits/machine+polish+%26+wax+kit.do)
Griots Organizer (http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/car+care/car+polishing/orbitals+and+car+polishing+tools/car+care+organizer+bag+ii.do)
I still have a few other things I'm looking at getting aswell as some maintenance such as new axles and valves and filters. Hope everyone has a safe and happy new years eve!!!
12-31-2008, 03:48 PM
Griots orbital kit
LOTS of track time, strip, autox, and some open track days
Enjoy the car while it lasts, my main car goal is to save enough to get rid of it in 2 years.
NO more modifications
12-31-2008, 03:49 PM
hoping to fix any of the problems it has, shave and install lip kit. toms tune. custom interior.
12-31-2008, 04:02 PM
might be installing the JRSC w/ BBK, might now, and installing the Jackson racing big brake kit!!
12-31-2008, 04:05 PM
Griots orbital kit
Ha! We think alike! [thumb]
12-31-2008, 04:09 PM
What's a Griots? lol
Me, I'm going to every single autox even if i don't drive. My car may be too illegal for it. Took out the old restrictor plate, but you know, not exactly street legal. Keep it on the DL
12-31-2008, 04:25 PM
FS stealth exhaust, finish my retro-fit projectors, fix some odds and ends, and depending on where focusfest will be ill be going there.
12-31-2008, 04:28 PM
Ha! We think alike! [thumb]
That company has FANTASTIC stuff[woot]
12-31-2008, 04:30 PM
im going to install all my parts that i have already
12-31-2008, 05:12 PM
getting my dent fixed...lol...and tsx projector retrofit.
12-31-2008, 05:15 PM
Dropping is the major thing. Probably a few odds and ends.
12-31-2008, 06:09 PM
puttin on a tail pipe that i made.
12-31-2008, 06:14 PM
Id love to find a local 2.3 to build this upcoming year.
also want to get moving on my Buick again >_>
12-31-2008, 06:32 PM
Watching for a Borla SVT catback at a good price so that I can install my SVT header conversion (header, flex, rt cat)!
12-31-2008, 06:45 PM
New car + new year= FUN (although budget governor is installed)
12-31-2008, 09:00 PM
Mine are to:
Stay away from Buses, Curbs and Motorcycles. [:D]
12-31-2008, 09:04 PM
Well I've stripped out the entire interior of my car except for parts of the dash. I'm redoing the interior this year as well as building up my engine for a turbo. Hopefully done all by 2010. I will at least have the engine fully built.
12-31-2008, 09:05 PM
Im hoping 20% window tint all around and good alighnment and 2inch drop.
12-31-2008, 09:09 PM
payed off this March[thumb]
Waffles ZX3 Kona Sport
12-31-2008, 09:11 PM
Ohhh, I want to install my MBRP 2.5", Draxas header, FS CAI and FRPP 1.5" suspension kit.
I need to purchase a flex pipe (header didn't come with one, got any ideas?); and new wheels/tires. Something in bronze preferably. I also may purchase a sway bar kit, FS front lip, SVT rear bumper w/ SAP diffuser, Toms tune w/ XCal3, and a new stereo setup, with full sound dampening.
I also want to get an apartment, so no new purchase may come about for a long time....or ever. [V]
12-31-2008, 09:31 PM
autoX, try not to kill the clutch, hope for some race tires!
12-31-2008, 09:45 PM
great thread by the way, was thinking of something similar. anyway..... cold air or SR intake (haven't decided yet), flowmaster exhaust, maybe a sub woofer and amplifier, CF tails, smoked corners, euro grilles with stock fog lights added in. that will hopefully all fit in the first half of 09......oh and graduation from HS- thats the most important part!
01-01-2009, 12:35 AM
SVT Door Handles, Spoiler, and Suspension kit, mabey rear bumper...
oh ya and my new SVT 5-spokes!!!!
Bout it haha
01-01-2009, 01:14 AM
Install / Parts:
1st - Rear Brake Install (Next 2 Weeks)
2nd - Turbo Install with Gauges and New Valve Cover (February / March)
3rd - SVT Door Handles and SVT Mirrors (February / March)
4th - Coilovers (Late August / September)
- Beating Brinton aka HaveBlue83 at Carlisle All Ford Nationals
- Do a bit of Auto-X, Drag, and Road Course Racing
- FocusFest '09 FO' SURE!
01-01-2009, 01:27 AM
Get turbo to stop leaking OIL!!!! Then have it running asap.
Possibly install roush front and sideskirts, svt rear, and full repaint stock color. Or maybe euro... oh the possibilities. ALong with other things (svt triangles mirrors maybe)
Beater truck or something 4x4 so it would be my cars last winter.
Maybe more... but probably not all of those, I aint made of money Lol.
01-01-2009, 01:36 AM
TOM'S TUNE! *been wanting to buy it for a long time* FRPP suspension, new tires (215/45/R17), any suggestions?, Maybe SVT rear brake kit.
Keeping it in a good shape.
Almost done with the mods for the car. no turbo or supercharger, keeping it as a daily.
01-01-2009, 02:33 AM
I'm a realist. I've got four shiny new wheels waiting to go on the car (not until the snow's gone), but my main new year's upgrade to my car will be removing the dents and installing the new suspension. (Oh, and removing the evil spider)
01-01-2009, 02:43 AM
hoping nothing breaks........ AND an SVT suspension hopefully this Fall [thumb]
MAYBE even painting the interior this summer, if I ever get the chance......... OH, and I need to sand and repaint my rear bumper, I did an awfully quick job painting the scratches, and it is beginning to show [rant]
01-01-2009, 04:15 AM
Putting in the clutch that I have sitting in the garage, purchases and learning how to use the SCT Pro Racer software, get the windows finally tinted, start AutoX my car, and hopefully get the build on my spare 2.3l started.
1st priorety is finish building the airbox for my home made sri (there will be pics when im done). then i need new tyres to replace the crappy goodyears the car came with. have a small sub to install and i will be getting some 6inch 2 ways for the doors. finally i will be taking the car out to the track (circuit, not drag) for a thorough caning.
project #2 is fixing up my yamaha peewee80. carb needs a thorough cleaning and possible rebuild. the head will be milled for more compression and a/f ratio adjusted to suit. this little bike is damn fun and rather quick when its running proper.
plenty to keep me busy through 09.
01-01-2009, 08:36 AM
now that christmas is over, finish putting my turbo project together b4 the autocross season starts. get bigger R compounds for this year, install race seat & harness bar,attend my first PCA track event.
finish in the top 3 in SM at top gun this year....tri-regional autoX event!
01-01-2009, 10:51 AM
My resolution is to hopefully get rid of the FoFo and get the Mazda 6 I have been wanting. There are two new ones here in Jacksonville that caught my eye... a white 08 and a grey 07 with only 27 miles...
01-01-2009, 11:08 AM
1. Euro Grille and Lamin-X for the headlights and fogs (tails are done as of yesterday)
1a. Window tint
2. HFC, 2.5 or 3" Flex-back exhaust with center exit (have the diffuser)
3. Massive PWSC intake
4. FC Crank OD pulley
5. AEM UEGO Wideband/Oil Pressure gauges
6. Dyno runs and tuning
7. Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2s
01-01-2009, 11:56 AM
Hopefully installing SVT brakes finally. That's the one last piece of sexsi my lil red beast needs.[:D]
Maybe other things, not sure yet.
01-01-2009, 12:22 PM
BBK for my JRSC.
01-01-2009, 12:44 PM
unfortunately, I have a pretty long list of things I want to get done to my foci this coming year. Here are a few:
1) Paint front and rear bumper, and paint the rims (summer)
2) Fix my solenoid (third gear...damnit!)
3) Get new headlights (within the next couple weeks)
4) Get hood scoop (summer)
5) Get a front lip (tomorrow)
01-01-2009, 01:27 PM
1. h&r cup kit suspension upgrade
2. summer performance tires
3. body kit for sure
4. new wheels
5. nearr the end of 09 a turbo kit
01-01-2009, 04:12 PM
Mustang fuel door sounds like something I should put on my list this year.
01-01-2009, 04:18 PM
The wagon is gonna get a major overhaul this year
1. Get Supsenion Technquies shocks and struts on with H&R sport springs
2. Xcal with agressive shift tune
3. Sport rotors with Hawk HP+ pads
4. Ceramic coated 4-2-1 header
5. MBRP cat back exhaust.
6. Tint on windows 20%
7. Kumho XS tires for track days
8. Corbeau Forza seats with Harness Bar and 5-point cam-lock harnesses[thumb]
01-01-2009, 05:10 PM
lets see... mine are
1) ST170 headlamps
2) grill deflector
3)SCT xCal3 (or 2)
4)factory lip kit
5)focussport stealth exhaust
01-01-2009, 05:20 PM
What's a Griots?
Not a what but a who, they make really really good detailing products.
That company has FANTASTIC stuff[woot]
Oh I know, I haven't used it personally but a friend of mine strictly uses only their products on his Lamborghini and I figure if it's good enough for his car, it ought to be good for mine [8D]
01-03-2009, 01:40 PM
I have a little wrist of what I wanna do to my SVT:
1) HID Kit (installed a few days ago with no glare =D)
2) HKS Hi-Power Exhaust (ordered...will be putting it on in the spring)
3) Eibach Sportlines (spring)
4) Install new headunit my girlfriend bought me (spring)
I also wanna go to as many meets as I can around here and for sure take it to an AutoX event or two and try to make the clutch last one more year at least.
01-03-2009, 04:46 PM
Pay it off by spring!
01-03-2009, 04:57 PM
1. Install SVT front brake kit
2. Redo inside of car, no more colored air vents.
3. Install rear control arms
4. Fix rattle in exhaust.
5. COMPLETE tune up
6. Repaint front bumper, door handles and strips.
7. Maybe get a tune, get a rear lip, and hood
01-03-2009, 05:17 PM
Planning on summer tires, coil-overs, FS Cool-Flo, and FS Stealth Exhaust. Other than that, not too much planned for the car...looking at buying a house and my fiancee and I are getting married in August.
01-03-2009, 05:22 PM
01-03-2009, 05:46 PM
01-04-2009, 05:14 PM
Get the KW springs out of the back suspension and get my Sportlines in (damn lower control arm bolts are my nemesis......gotta love Michigan cars....ugh)
replacing my LCA sucked so bad! i had to end up cutting it out. but i know ppl who live around here in Michigan that done take them off. Just go rent a spring compressor..heck sometimes they just use pry bars (dont recommend this at all lol) but I know theyve done it.
01-05-2009, 12:46 AM
i'm installing my euro bumper, shaving it, and getting a custom exhaust
01-05-2009, 01:15 AM
o2 sensor replacement - done.
fix leaky thermostat housing - did that today.
get crack on front bumper fixed...
get large scratch on rear bumper fixed...
get euro dark agent wheels - transferring funds to paypal!!!
somehow find an ORP - good luck me...
new tires - tax returns!!!
Tom's tune - tax returns!!!
eibach sportlines - tax returns!!!
buy winter beater for next winter...
And maybe an RS grill with st170s...
Oh yah and I have 8 viton O-rings left over from fixing the thermostat housing.
If anyone needs them PM me...
01-05-2009, 08:33 PM
This might be the year of the wagon ;-)
- HID retro into my secksi black Morette projectors
- SVT header, cat and flex install (once the weather warms and my back is healed!)
- maybe, just maybe, get my hands on SVT brake kit
01-05-2009, 08:50 PM
LOTS OF LOVE TO THE FOCI!!!
And some new paint, if at all possible. Definitely a new head unit... seeing as I've been absent one for about a year, and some new wheels......
01-05-2009, 08:59 PM
Well here is my shopping list lol this all is going to be done before all ford nationals in Carlisle PA.
Lambo Doors (already have hinges just need installed)
Dropped with ford racing suspension kit
Redo the Vent LEDs
Install my Saleen spoiler
SVT rear bumper
SVT side skirts
Gutted Hi-flow cat
hopefully a viper security system.
01-09-2009, 11:54 PM
Well, here goes...
-lamin-x for the heads and fogs
-CFM flex pipe
-pass side motor mount
-paint stock wheels (anyone have pics of 6 spoke svt wheels painted black?)
-drive the hell out of it and enjoy every second!
01-10-2009, 11:04 AM
Tinted my windows darker-- 20% on the front two and 5% on the back windows (they were 45% all around)
Tinted my turn signals yesterday[;)]
Well be getting the paint and the nasty dent fixed sometime this year [clap]