03-12-2009, 11:57 AM
Im Brand spanking new here, and might i say this site is awsome...and excactly what i was looking for. I am currently deployed to Iraq[gunfire], and before this deployment i bought an 05 ford focus. ive been deciding what to do to "pimp it out" and what i realized was the best to do woul be to switch out the engine to a v8 and switch the drive to real wheel. All i wanna know is who has done that and could you explain to a brotha how you went about it..
03-12-2009, 12:31 PM
Here is a link to one of the threads on it, ZX351 is what the most popular one is called.
Personally, I'd like to see a 4.6 swap from an 05+ Mustang GT. That would be really cool!
03-12-2009, 12:43 PM
There are several cars a V8 RWD already so it is possible.
but it is going to cost a lot...
03-12-2009, 12:48 PM
I figured that how much are would you guesstimate,
and that zx351, bad [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]g ass man
03-12-2009, 12:55 PM
the engine, tranny.
rear mod, fuel tank mod, battery relocation
engine put in, tranny put in...
some body modifcation for support the trq and power...
03-12-2009, 01:00 PM
sounds like alot of work... Ive already started saving, if i guess correctly maybe 12000. i could obtain that in a year, but i dont want any work done for at least four. ..
03-12-2009, 01:10 PM
i think maybe around 10000
03-12-2009, 01:52 PM
for all new parts. your looking at the cost of a new 2009 ses coupe...
thats on top of the price of the car.and without labor figured in.
03-12-2009, 04:20 PM
welcome to the focus world
03-12-2009, 04:31 PM
Its totally sweet if you do it, but it will cost a lot. All depends on what you want..
03-13-2009, 01:13 AM
Well. I just want a car that everyones say couldnt do it. then i kick there
ass. and i want to build it myself
03-13-2009, 06:05 AM
12k down will get you a decent V8 mustang with reasonable payments...
Although loving Focuses like I do, it'd be cool.
But then to me it kinda takes the "focus" out of it.
03-13-2009, 10:14 AM
There are kits out there if I remember reading correctly but I they are expensive from my understanding.
check this out you may find it helpful
03-16-2009, 11:58 AM
I'm new here myself, and don't want to offend anyone, but I have to ask. Why? I saw a similar post on FEOA, it just doesn't make sense to make a car designed for front wheel into a rear wheel, especially at the cost of doing it. I love my 2 Focus' and old Escort, while I'd like to make improvements to them, I don't want to make them into a whole new car. I really am asking to understand, not criticize, lay out what you want to do it for.