03-02-2004, 06:47 PM
[?|] Hi I drive a 2000 Lx 4sp. auto and I would like to make my car run and look better. I would like to install a set of white face guages with a tach in the cluster but I dont know if the wiring connections are the same. Could someone please tell me. Also right now I'm unfortunatly douting my focus and wondering if fixing up a 4spd auto is worth the time and money, I dont want to realy race all I want is to have some bite to back up the bark. If any- body has the same and fixed up theirs could I please have a list of some good but not too pricy parts?
03-02-2004, 07:07 PM
if you are not looking to really race the car then you can race up an atx just fine. itll have some good speed but i wouldnt run around tryin to race turbo'd cars and all.
about the gauge cluster. you can buy a gauge face to make it white and im sure you could just buy a whole new gauge cluster that includes a tach, not really sure why you would go about taht but ok whatever dude. someone else will ahve to answer the connections question.
Parts: catback exhaust, intake, 65mm throttle body, pullies, header, down pipe, flex pipe etc (the list goes by the order that i would do it if i was you)
03-02-2004, 07:15 PM
I'm trying to get a tach in my cluster also (I drive a manual) and I have been asking around, my car buddy says you can usually get new clusters, but he doesn't know about Focai (he drives a ricer).
If I come across any info, I'll post it here. If anyone else has information, let us know.
03-02-2004, 07:16 PM
The reason for me wanting to do these things is mainly b/c no one around here has the nerve to do it. No one belives that the focus has potential and its time to shove there words down their throughts. Like I said racing is not important but beating some prick in some Honda would make me the happiest guy around!!!
03-02-2004, 07:20 PM
About the last comment in my reply I have no problems with imports or their owners, just certian people around here!! Sorry if I offended anyone
03-02-2004, 07:25 PM
its gonna take some cash to make an spi fast, i have one i know
03-02-2004, 08:29 PM
The tach from a ZX will fit/connect/work in the non tach'd cars. If you're lucky enough to find one (like I was) that is just a little over your mileage, get it and wait until they match, then swap.
Also, do the IAT mod with a resistor and a potentiometer. It fools the ECU into "thinking" it's getting cooler air than it really is. The potentiometer lets you control how much you fool the ECU. Costs about $5.
"Air in, air out." is a good mantra to follow. A TB, exhaust, header, and a nice port and polish will really do wonders for you.
03-02-2004, 08:35 PM
Waterboy is there any possible way to get the milege programed in there b/c I'm wanting to get some white faced indiglo guages? Also thanks for the list, but will fooling the ecu possibly create problems?
03-02-2004, 08:39 PM
You should be able to get it done for about $75-100. The problem is finding a dealer that will do it. If you've got an "in" at a dealership, then you're golden.
As for fooling the ECU: I have had mine on for about 6 months and no CEL, no issues whatsoever. I also run ZETEC injectors and wiring. The computer could care less...